Six plays will be going up against each other to be the champion of Festival Teater Malaysia 2018.
From 15th to 21st October, Festival Teater Malaysia will hosting six theatre productions at the Dewan Tunku Abdul Rahman, MaTiC, Kuala Lumpur in an event to single out the best for the year 2018. The festival cum competition is an alliance by Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara (JKKN), Kementerian Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya Malaysia (KPK) representing as Urus Setia Induk Festival Teater Malaysia 2018 (FTM) and a partnership with Persatuan Teater Malaysia (PTM) and Pusat Pelancongan Malaysia (MaTIC).
Shows that have been featured are Mahkamah Keadilan by Taufik Al Hakim and Metamorfosa Kosong by Les Justes and others that are upcoming are Warga S by Norhan Fahmie Rayza (19th October), Asrama Ra by Khairunazwan Rodzy under the direction of Fendi Shah (20th October). Aside for being a hub to the visual performances, there is also Pasar Buku for readers to browse new materials before heading to Santai Mono Teater which is a feature by Persatuan Teater Malaysia and free passes are given for visitors as early as 5 p.m. though a reminder; the pass is only valid for the show held on the particular date. The award ceremony will be held on the final day after the judging process is finalised and the plays have had their moment to express their creative talents and given the well-deserved exposure for their craft.
When the state has put their effort and planning into giving a platform for the local theatre scene, the call to expand the art will be answered by those who have honed their work into developing the industry especially when there is opportunity to appeal to the public as well as realising the skill that our writers, directors and actors can offer. And it is the part of the audience to also give these productions a chance into their lives by attendance and appreciation so don’t miss out the shows that are still ongoing until 21st October!
Find your way to give your support at Dewan Tunku Abdul Rahman, MaTiC, KL!
Featured Image source; Khir Khalid.