Talking About: Episode 14 with Joe Hasham OAM
Joe Hasham OAM


#TalkingAbout: Episode 14 with Joe Hasham OAM

“Dig deep, roll your sleeves up and let’s try to get something happening here that is governed by the people – the doers and not the talkers.”

To wrap up Season One, we turn our camera on our ever-charming host Joe Hasham. He is interviewed by the one and only Faridah Merican, the very first guest of the series.

Together with Faridah, Joe co-founded The Actors Studio, klpac and penangpac. He is also the Adjunct Professor & Programme Artistic Director of Taylor’s Bachelor of Performing Arts Conservatory, Malaysia’s first performing arts conservatory degree programme by The Actors Studio and Taylor’s University.

Joe graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1968 and was one of the most sought after actors in Australia before moving to Malaysia. 

He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), within the Australian Honours System “For Service to the performing arts through The Actors Studio (Malaysia) and The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre; and, as an actor, writer, producer and director”.

After almost four decades in Malaysia, he shares some of his most memorable days in the Malaysian arts industry. Don’t miss our grand finale of Talking About Season One.


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.

If you’d like to see more these, consider making a donation via (indicate “TalkingAbout” in remarks). Our losses for 2020 due to Covid-19 are close to RM2 million for klpac and The Actors Studio.




Executive Producer: Dato’ Dr Faridah Merican 

Artistic Director/Director: Joe Hasham OAM 

Host: Dato’ Dr Faridah Merican  

Featuring: Joe Hasham OAM 

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; Sponsors:  Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, JTI Malaysia & MR DIY; Supported By: PENJANA, MyCreative Ventures & CENDANA; Also Supported By: Shin Associates

The Actors Studio’s Partners
TAS30 Season Partner: Yayasan Hasanah; Sponsors: JTI Malaysia, Carlsberg; Supported By: MyCreative Ventures; Also Supported By: Shin Associates



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