Talking About Episode 9 with Mark Beau de Silva
Joe Hasham OAM


#TalkingAbout: Episode 9 – Mark Beau de Silva

Mark’s story with us spans almost two decades beginning with his very first play, Stories for Amah, in 2002 which enjoyed a re-staging last year.

Since then, Mark has brought us many plays that perfectly capture life in Malaysia which is why his works are so endearing and well-loved. His plays include Bottom Top (2008), Oh My God! (2008), 8 Ways to Lighten the School Bag (2008), Adam The Musical (2010), and Sisa Sisa (2016). Most recently, he wrote and acted in Men in Heels (2018) which received standing ovations.

His Hokkien play Big Head & Potato Head (2010) won Best Original Script & Best Play at the ADA Drama Awards while Sisa Sisa won Best Script at the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards. His works have been shown in Singapore, Russia, Korea and the USA.
Mark is also highly passionate about nurturing the next generation. He was a facilitator and syllabus developer at The Actors Studio Academy @ klpac and still leads klpac’s Theatre for Young People (T4YP) programme which just completed T4YP Emergence 2020: Love and Loss. Mark is also a Senior Lecturer at Taylor’s University and TUTAS, Malaysia’s first conservatory degree programme for the performing arts.

He was named The Edge Inspiring Young Leader 2019.


About Talking About

Brainchild of Joe Hasham OAM, Talking About is our all-new documentary series that revolves around casual chats with arts makers that offer a rare glimpse into how a production is brought to life. A new episode will be released via our YouTube channel every two weeks.

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Executive Producer: Dato’ Dr Faridah Merican 

Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM 

Director & Host: Joe Hasham OAM 

Featuring: Mark Beau de Silva

Videographer & Editor: Coebar Abel 

Production Manager: Catherine Lee 

Production Assistant: Yeo Kok Wei

Series Consultant: Omar Ali



klpac’s Partners
Premier Partner: Yayasan Sime Darby; Partner & T4YP Sponsor: Creador Foundation; Sponsor: JTI Malaysia, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia & MR DIY; Co-Sponsor: Bond Pricing Agency Malaysia Sdn Bhd; Supporter: Shin Associates

The Actors Studio’s Partners
TAS30 Season Partner: Yayasan Hasanah; Sponsors: JTI Malaysia, Carlsberg; Supporter: Shin Associates


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