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Casting for A German Series

Just got wind of yet another audition people. Casting just started today so get your phones on and start ringing the casting director.

CASTING FOR GERMAN TELEVISION SERIES: DREAM HOTEL

Biscuit Films is currently working on a TV series for a german company shooting between the 19th of May to the 16th June. The series is to be released on German television only (some parts will be filmed in english and dubbed in German).

Previous acting/television experience is not required but the actors/actresses must be confident enough to appear and speak in front of the camera. The talents are required to read from a script during the casting. If they have any show reel of their previous work please ask them to bring it along to the casting. Details of the casting are

as follows:

Where: Biscuit Films (Jalan Gasing) . Please Call for directions.

When: We will start the casting on thursday (24th April 2008).

everyday until the

4th of May from 11am to 8pm. Please call to

schedule in a time.

Looking for: Here are the actors that we will need.

- Daniel Falk – Age 50+, Type like Robert Redford

- John Palmer – Age 50, Chinese, elegant, similar to the golden statue in

front of wawasan university

- Hotel Manager – female age 20+, pan-asian or European, smart/pretty

- Chinese mother age 50

- Architect Rhooney - European character age 45+

- 10 year old school girl – only 1 sentence

- Teacher – only 1 sentence

- Old Chinese woman – only 1 sentence

- Semoi (etra)

- Secretary of Palmer

- City hall official – (small part only)

- Hotel guest (small part only)

They need to be able to speak english fluently (if they can speak German it is a bonus but it is not mandatory.)

Shoot Dates: Between 19th of May - 16th June (depending on the role)

- Daniel Falk – 19th , 22nd 30th may and 6th of june

- John Palmer – 22nd, 23rd,30th may and 6th of june.

- Chinese mother - (Bill- Shoot Dates Not stated)

- Architect Rhooney - 22nd and 30th may

- 10 year old school girl –

- Teacher – 27th may

- Old Chinese woman – 21st may.

- Semoi - 27th may

- Secretary of Palmer - 22nd may

- City hall official –21st may

- Hotel guest

Location: Cameron Highlands, Penang, Langkawi

Payment: Upon Enquiry.

We would be very grateful if you could suggest anyone or pass on this information to people who would be interested in casting for the role. If you could start by sending us some photographs of anyone that you think would be suitable for any of the roles it would be much appreciated. Considering the short casting time we will be needing to

present as soon as possible.



Jessica (Casting Director)
Biscuit Films Sdn Bhd
67 & 69 Jalan 7/132,
Gasing Indah
46000
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
hp: +6012-206-1124
hp2: +6012-317-7307

I Have a Date with Spring

For those of you who are more fluent with Cantonese and not so with English than maybe this is for you. :)

The Dama Orchestra is having an open audition for their chinese musical "I Have A Date with Spring". Head on here to view more details www.damaorchestra.com



I HAVE A DATE WITH SPRING - The Musical

Dama is holding extra auditions for those interested as the existing audition slots have all been filled.

EXTRA AUDITION SESSION
23 April 2008 (Wednesday 7.30-11pm)

AUDITION DATES & TIME
19 April 2008 (Saturday 2-8pm)
20 April 2008 (Sunday 2-8pm)

AUDITION VENUE
Dama Orchestra Studio
M-2-10 Plaza Damas
60 Jln Sri Hartamas 1
Sri Hartamas, 50480 KL

PRODUCTION DATES
Fourth quarter 2008

ROLES AVAILABLE:
Casting for 12 principal (5 female & 7 male) and 15 ensemble roles

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION
Proficiency in CANTONESE is essential
Be expected to read from the script, sing and dance
Prepare two songs from any Chinese Golden Oldies

AUDITION IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
To schedule an audition appointment, please call 03-6201 9107/8

ENQUIRY
Tel: 03-6201-9107/8
Email: admin@damaorchestra.com (Rosheen)

FURTHER INFORMATION / AUDITION FORM
www.damaorchestra.com

Posted By : Pun Kai Loon
Phone : 03-62019108
Fax : 03-62019109
Email : kailoon@damaorchestra.com
URL : www.damaorchestra.com

You know whats the problem with theatre here in Malaysia? There are not enough good scripts? Or even worse there not enough writers out there. So for those who are keen on giving a go at scriptwriting. Take a look at this.

The Oral Stage (TOS) needs writers and directors
The Oral Stage (TOS) will be staging a series of short plays in a single production, slated for July/August. We're looking for people who are interested in writing a short play (or several, if you're up for it) of about 20 minutes, as well as people who are interested in directing a short play.

This production falls under TOS' Quikstage division, which focuses on nurturing new talents, providing a space for people to have their first taste of the performing arts and for more experienced practitioners to gain further experience and to try different things.


Interviews for the positions will be held on Sat 19th and Sun 20th Apr. Please e-mail people@theoralstage.com ASAP to book your slot. Deadline for registration is Fri 18th Apr at 11.59pm.

Also mention if you're interested in Writing, Directing or Both.

Thanks, and looking forward to meeting you!

Posted By : HR Director of TOS

Email : people@theoralstage.com
URL : theoralstage.com


Volunteer Actors Needed

For those of you who want to just try and practice your acting skills. KLPac is looking for some volunteer actors this coming Sunday. Read on and either call or email to sign up for the workshop or take part as an actor.

Short & Sweet writing and directing workshops!

Presented by Short+Sweet Malaysia in collaboration with KLPac, one of the world's leading short play writers from Australia, Alex Broun, will be in Malaysia to deliver writing and directing workshops at KLPac!
The workshops will run from 18 - 20 April and will provide invaluable training to help polish theatrical skills and prepare participants for Short+Sweet Malaysia and beyond.
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
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18 April (Friday), 7 - 10pm: Scriptwriting Beginners Part I

19 April (Saturday), 10am - 1pm: Scriptwriting Intermediate / Advanced Part I

19 April (Saturday), 2 - 5pm: Directing Beginners

20 April (Sunday), 10am - 1pm: Directing Intermediate / Advanced

20 April (Sunday), 2 - 5pm: Scriptwriting Beginners Part 2

20 April (Sunday), 6 - 9pm: Scriptwriting Intermediate / Advanced Part 2

VENUE: IndiCine, Level 2, KLPac

Age: 16 and above
ADMISSION IS FREE save for a RM10 registration fee

PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED!

Please contact Nala / Lawrence / Deda at 03 - 4047 9060 / 62 / 63 to register now!
NOTE: Participants are welcome to enroll for BOTH the Intermediate / Advanced courses if they are unsure where they fit in. There is a degree of repetition between the two but the main difference is that the Intermediate / Advanced course covers more ground and moves faster through the material.

* * *
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP FACILITATOR:
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Alex Broun has worked extensively as an actor and director for prestigious companies such as the Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Australia, New Mercury Theatre and Mollisons.
Click here to read more about the courses on offer!
Click here to read more about Short & Sweet Malaysia!

For those of you who are looking for pieces when you go auditioning for a musical, I found a handy link that you can provides you with the entire Score sheet, midi and lyrics of the ever popular musical "Jesus Christ Superstar". I'm sure there are other links to but i'll put them up later.

Click album for Performer List

Check this place out.

I just got this from Malaysian Cinema group. For those of you looking around for another audition. Give this one a try. But like the title it's mostly for the guys. So.. go on guys. :)

Male Actors Required for Feature Film The Joshua Tapes

Perantauan Pictures and Befour Media UK, the team behind S'kali and the upcoming horror movie 5:13 are now casting for their second project this year, a feature-length contemporary youth drama written by Benji Lim and Priya Kulasegaran and to be jointly-directed by Arivind Abraham and Benji Lim. We are looking for actors to play the following characters:

Joshua- Male, Chinese, 21-24, average build and slightly serious
Reza- Male, Malay, 21-24, slightly paunchy and jolly
Ryan- Male, Chinese, 21-24, athletic and outgoing
Ajeet- Male, Indian/Sikh, 21-24, intense and tormented

Prior acting would be welcome but not essential. Fluency in English is a must, while knowledge of Cantonese or Tamil for the respective characters would be a bonus.

All actors will be paid and are required to commit to a full 3 week shooting period from 9 JUNE 2008 to 30 JUNE 2008.

ALL CANDIDATES MUST ABLE TO DRIVE AND POSSESS VALID DRIVING LICENSES FOR THE DURATION OF THE SHOOT.
To apply, please send your CV and a recent head-shot to perantauanpictures@gmail.com with THE JOSHUA TAPES CASTING in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates who meet the descriptions above will be called for an interview.

Filmscape Tv Series Audition

Hey people. I've got another audition for ya'll. This is happening by Filmscape productions and from what I've heard they seem to have some good stuff. But don't take my word for it. Call them and try out for an audition.
Filmscape open casting for tv serieswe are looking for :

- any age
- any gender
- any race
- language - malay, english etc.
- able to make good use of body language and can convincingly play multiple roles
- bring your photo or profile

DATE - 29 MARCH - 2 APRIL 2008
TIME - 10 am - 9 pm

at :
FILMSCAPE
48-2 Jalan PJU 7/16
Mutiara Damansara
Damansara
47800 Petaling Jaya
Selangor

for the further details..

contact - 03 77102740
email -
along - along@filmscape.com.my
cheryl - cheryl@filmscape.com.my
atie - atie@filmscape.com.my

Contact : Cheryl Lee
Phone : 03 77102740
Email : cheryl@filmscape.com.my

More classes for those who are keen to learn in the performing arts at KLPAC. Don't miss out people. It's ongoing now!! SO go ahead and enroll.


INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL THEATRE with Llew Marsh

Ages : 18 and above ( 2.5hours ) (Sunday)

Time : 3pm – 5.30pm

Date: April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4 & 11

Course fee: RM350

Registration: RM50 (minimum : 10 students in a class)

U Learn: - How to warm up?
- What's your vocal range and style?
- Brief history of musical theatre.
- What's in a musical?
- Listening to different songs from the 30s right up to 2000s
- How to choose a solo that suits YOU!
- Ensemble singing and staging
- Audition Skills

LLEW MARSH is a multiple award winning Musical Director, Producer and Performer who is also a Quadruple Threat. He Sings, Acts, Dances and Plays the Piano and is vocal coach to many musical theatre performers who say he's inspiring, knowledgeable , fun, a joy to work with and some call him the Walking Dictionary of Musical Theatre!

SCENE STUDY CLASS FOR YOUNG ADULTS with Joanna Bessey


Ages : 15-21 yrs old ( 2hours )

Time : 11am – 1pm (Sundays)

Date: April 6,13,20,27 May 4, 11, 18, 25
Course fee: RM300

Registration: RM50 (minimum : 10 students in a class)

A programme to concentrate on improving one's skill as an actor and learning acting techniques through doing intense scene studies and receiving critiques. Basic physical acting techniques (such as voice control) also taught.

Joanna Bessey has had an illustrious acting career in television, film and theatre, over the last 10 years. She studied and performed in theatre while in UK and then went on to study acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and also with Manu Tupou, American Repertory Theater in Los Angeles.

TELLING STORIES THROUGH IMAGINES AND CARTOONS By Manuela Chiaffi

Ages : 7-12 yrs old ( 2hours ) (Saturday & Sunday)

Time : 4:30pm-6:30pm

Course fee: RM250

Date: Apr 12,13,19,20, 26, 27 May 3 & 4

Registration: RM50 (Min:10 Max: 50)

The workshop aims to teach children how tell stories using cartoons. Using books to inspire children to choose some characters and situations to draw using cartoon techniques. The process will explain how cartoons are made and give them the opportunity to create their own. Steps for 3 techniques:

- Thaumatrope: the wonder turner. Used to create illusions of motion.

- Phenakistiscope : the spinning disc mounted vertically on a handle.

- Flip book: is a small book with a series of pictures that vary gradually from one page to the next.

Then the children will invent the own stories through creative games and theatre exercises. When the drawing and the newly created stories is ready, they will start performing using body and voice skills and expressions but also the drawing support in a final amusing presentation.


CHILDREN'S THEATRE PROGRAMME with Nala Nantha

Ages : 7-12 yrs old ( 2hours )

Time : 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Course fee: RM300 per semester

Registration: RM50

Ages : 3-6 yrs old ( 1hour )
Time : 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Course fee: RM250 per semester
Registration: RM50

Intake 3 ( Sunday )
1st Semester: Mar 23,30 April 6,13,20,27 May 4 & 11. (2.5 hours)
2nd Semester: June 15,22,29 July 6,13,20, 27 Aug 3,10 & 17 (2 hours)

A 2- Semester programme for children aged between 3 - 12yrs olds. Consists of a series of fun-filled, exploratory, theatre based activities and games to help participants’ self-development by tapping into their creativity. Appropriate for beginners and those who have participated in other workshops. The participants will do a presentation showcasing what they have learnt at the end of Semester 2.

Nala Nantha, has experience in teaching children, teenagers, adults, children with special needs and the deaf. Even appeared in tv programmes and had done some vo assignments.

TEEN THEATRE PROGRAMME with Kennie Dowle


Ages : 13-17 yrs old ( 2.5hours ) (Saturday)

Time : 2pm – 4:30pm

Date: Sem 1 : Jan 12,19,26 Feb 2,16,23 Mar 1,8,22,29

Sem 2 : Apr 12,19,26 May 3,11,17 Jun 14,21,28 July 5

Course fee: RM400 per semester

Registration: RM50

This programme encourages participants to respond to instructions, be participative, work in team and be focused. They are also encouraged to engage in discussion relating to their social concerns.

Kennie Dowle trained as an actor and a teacher at Bretton Hall (University College of Leeds). He was involved in KLPac’s past production such as Julius Caesar and Frankenstein In Love.

KlPAC Open Audition for Ismail

OPEN AUDITIONS
for
The KLPac Musical Production
Ismail
The Last Days

written by U-En Ng
created by Joe Hasham and U-En Ng
music by Dato’ Johari Salleh
lyrics by U-En Ng
with the poetry of Dato’ Usman Awang
choreographer A. Aris Kadir
musical director Mervyn Peters
executive producer Dato’ Faridah Merican
directed by Joe Hasham

AUDITION DATES & TIMES
Monday, April 7 @ 7.30 - 11.00pm
Tuesday, April 8 @ 7.30 - 11.00pm
Wednesday, April 9 @ 7.30 - 11.00pm

Audition is by appointment only.
If you can sing, dance and act,
please contact SESHA on 03 4047 9031 / sesha@klpac.com.

Come prepared with a song of your choice with recorded backing or sheet music.

We are auditioning for principals and ensemble of all ages.

Yet another casting call but this time by LensaFilms

We are looking for a Malaysian aged between 20-35 years old to host a certain tv programme. Like our latest elections, race will not be a factor.

Casting session will be held from 27 March till 2 April 2008 (10AM – 8PM daily) at Lensa Film Sdn. Bhd. (refer to the bottom map)

The programme will be in English, so before you decide to give it a try make sure that you can speak fluent English. This is the bare minimum requirement.

If you know the basics of the Malaysian Industry, and you look presentable (doesn’t mean you have to look like Hannah Tan or Justin Timberlake), you’d have a better chance of getting selected.



Interested candidates should come in business attire, and for the ladies make-up is compulsory. Don’t overdo it though, unless you want us to put your profile in the ‘Powder Face’ category.

Allow me to recap the criterias:
- Malaysian
- Age 20 -35
- Fluent in English
- Presentable
- Basic knowledge in Malaysian Industry

Contact: Azila Hashim
Fax : 03-20945188
Email : lensa@gmail.com
URL : lensafim.tv

Casting for TV presenter

Hey all another casting call update

Greetings Everyone,

Motion Effects Studio Sdn Bhd, a new media and visual effects company will be casting for a male and female presenter. The following information should be useful :

Date : Saturday, 29th March 2008

Time : 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Venue : Motion Effects Studio Sdn Bhd, 68A (First Floor), Jalan SS21/62, 47400 Petaling Jaya. We're at Damansara Uptown

Gender : Male and Female

Age : 20s to 30s

Role : Presenter

Requirement : Pleasant, presentable and charming. Must be fluent in both Bahasa Malaysia and English. Will also consider candidates who are fluent in either language. Must NOT have foreign accent. Do bring along your resume and head shot

For more information, please call 03-77109255 (between 3pm and 6pm) or e-mail motioneffectstudio@gmail.com.

Thank you.


Kind regards,

Jimmy Lee
Marketing Director
Motion Effects Studio Sdn Bhd

Posted By : Jimmy Lee Beng Ghee
Phone : 03-7710 9255
Fax : -
Email : motioneffectstudio@gmail.com
URL : -

KLPAC Theatre 4 Young People Classes

The other day during Joe's class, we were introduced to the KLPAC's new Director of Residence, Chris Ling. I really love what KLPAC is doing now to really try and bring about younger people into the performing arts and to nurture them to express themselves through the art. He doesn't look as scary as he does in that picture :P and he's a real nice guy.


The prices are also not too terrible. The Actor's Toolkit will be something like what Joe Hasham would teach in his Acting for Beginners Class, which is a 10 week course and costs RM600. It's worth it, if you are keen on learning.


The Academy @ KLPac presents
Theatre For Young People (T4YP)
Three Courses Taught by Chris Ling
KLPac's new Director in-Residence will be conducting three Theatre For Young People (T4YP) courses specially tailored for young people. Trained in Drama and Theatre Arts at Middlesex University, London and with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, Chris Ling is most well-known for his work with Rep16:21, the young people's theatre programme of Rep21 Theatre Company.
These three T4YP courses have been specially put together for young people between the ages of 16 to 25.
The Young Actor's Toolkit
Wednesdays: April 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Saturdays: April 12, 26 @ 2pm - 5pm

This intensive, one-month course provides fundamental concepts and techniques of performing for young people. It involves acting exercises, scene studies, monologues, theatre games, reading,text analysis, and processes for creating character. Upon completion of the course, all participants will get first preference to audition to be part of the new T4YP Ensemble for the 2008 season. Please note that attendance is compulsory at all classes and punctuality is mandatory.

Course Fee: RM350 per participant
Registration: RM50

Creative Self Expression
Monday: April 14, 21, 28 & May 5, 12, 19 @ 7.30 to 10.30pm
Wednesday: May 21 & Thurs, 22 @ 7.30pm to 10.30pm

Workshop Performances: Friday, May 23 @ 8.30pm, Saturday, May 24 8.30pm and Sunday, May 25 8.30pm

What leads to that triumph of the human spirit we call creativity? The psychology of creative self-expression will be explored by understanding the processes of inner passions and conflicts on self-expression. Express your innate creativity and artistry through the channels of drama, dance, music, fine art, photography
– just to name a few.

Participants will also get to participate in the first installment of T4YP's yearly workshop performance series - “The 100-words Project”.
Please note that attendance is compulsory for all classes, intensives and workshop performances and punctuality is mandatory.

Course Fee: RM450 per participant
Registration:RM50

Interactive Theatre
Monday: August 4, 11, 18, 25 & Sept 1, 8, 22, 29 @ 7.30 to 10.30pm
Intensives: Friday, Oct 3 @ 7.30 to 10.30pm
Workshop Performances: Saturdays, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 and Sundays, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 8.30pm to 9.30pm
Bump-In @ 6.30pm (2 hrs. prior)

It doesn't get any more live than this! Interactive theatre blurs the line between actor and audience by involving everyone in action-based, "theatre of life" events. Explore together with us this powerful, hybrid art form merges the concepts such as: role play, improvised theatre, & interactive simulation which ultimately creates theatre's version of “virtual reality”.

This two-month course culminates in a workshop performance which will literally take Interactive Theatre into people's public and private spaces throughout the month of October. Please note that attendance is compulsory for all classes, intensives and workshop performances and punctuality is mandatory.

Course Fee: RM500 per participant
Registration: RM50


LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE!!!
E-mail academy@klpac.com or call 03-4047 9060 to book a place now...



Other Academy @ KLPac Courses
TEEN THEATRE PROGRAMME with Kennie Dowle: 12 Apr - 5 Jul (Semester 2)
INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL THEATRE with Llew Marsh: 6 Apr - 11 May
SCENE STUDY CLASS FOR YOUNG ADULTS with Joanna Bessey: 6 Apr - 25 May
STORIES THROUGH IMAGINES AND CARTOONS By Manuela Chiaffi: 12 Apr - 4 May
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES AND STORY TELLING By Manuela Chiaffi: 27 - 29 May
For more information, visit www.klpac.com.



Uncut Untitled Paperhouse

For those who want to fill up your drama spirits, check out this coming show this weekend.


You can also check out on facebook here or you can view the klpac page.

UNCUT UNTITLED PAPER HOUSE (14 - 29 March): Honest, probing and emotive, this trio of short plays have a finger on the pulse of modern life. With tales of arts policing, family conflicts and spooky experiences, they are varied snapshots of what goes on in our own little worlds as we try to move forward with our pasts in tow.

Pentas 2, KLPac: 14 - 23 March (Tues - Sat @ 8.30pm / Sun @ 3pm)
Taman Budaya, Ipoh: 25 & 26 March @ 8.30pm
The Actors Studio, Greenhall Penang: 28 & 29 March @ 8.30pm

RM25 / RM17 (students, sr. citizens & the disabled)

Book now and enjoy our Early Bird Promotion: Purchase 3 tickets and get 1 ticket FREE! Offer only valid until (KLPac) 9 MARCH & (Ipoh & Penang) 22 MARCH!

Friends of KLPac get a 10% discount for weekday shows (Tuesdays – Thursdays only) (not applicable with the Early Bird Promotion).

BOX OFFICE:
(KLPac) 03-4047 9000 / (The Actors Studio @ BSC) 03-2094 9400

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UNCUT
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Written & directed by: Teng Ky-Gan
Featuring: Hafidzuddin Fish Fazil & Aishah Sinclair

As he struggles to reconcile his moral and professional obligations, with his basic human instincts, Zakaria, the director of the Censorship Bureau finds himself spiralling out of control as he slowly learns that human wants often triumph over didactic logic.
*Please note that this play contains a scene which deals with mature content.

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UNTITLED
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Written & directed by:Johann Lim
Featuring: Fang Chyi, Alfred Loh & Amelia Chen

Ken has found his passion in dance but struggles to make ends meet and has problems being understood at home. The cost of chasing one's dreams, the conflict between living at home and filial piety, and the values of people are explored in this play.

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PAPER HOUSE
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Written & directed by: Mark Beau de Silva
Featuring: Maybel Chan & Bella Rahim

Kim and Yen inherit their mother’s Chinese paraphernalia shop but while Yen has stayed in their small town to mind the shop the way her mother used to, Kim only returns once a year for their mother’s death anniversary prayers. One night, after the final prayers, the sisters encounter a lost girl outside the shop. Too late to bring her to the police, the sisters decide to shelter the girl for the night. As they decide what to do next, the sisters realise that they are lost in many ways themselves, and discover that the answers to the questions in their hearts are found in the paper house left for them by their mother.

PROMOTIONS:
EARLY BIRD PROMOTION: Buy 3 tickets and get 1 ticket FREE! Offer valid until 9 MARCH only!

Friends of KLPac members also get a 10& discount for Tues - Thurs shows (Not applicable with the Early Bird Promotion)!

Date Time Booking
14 March 2008 (Friday) 08:30 PM Book Now
15 March 2008 (Saturday) 08:30 PM Book Now
16 March 2008 (Sunday) 03:00 PM Book Now
18 March 2008 (Tuesday) 08:30 PM Book Now
19 March 2008 (Wednesday) 08:30 PM Book Now
20 March 2008 (Thursday) 08:30 PM Book Now
21 March 2008 (Friday) 08:30 PM Book Now
22 March 2008 (Saturday) 08:30 PM Book Now
23 March 2008 (Sunday) 03:00 PM Book Now

The Platform

I am so excited!! When I first heard about this from Johann I was all ears. But now that finally it is official, i am ecstatic. This is exactly the chance that those like us in performing are waiting for.

KLPAC is holding an Open Mic program. It is set up by Gavin Yap and Joe Hasham, to well known figures in the performing arts scene in KL. The stage is open to anyone that has a good script and willing to give it a shot at performing in front of a crowd. This is a great opportunity to let others see see your ability and talent. Who knows you may get spotted. And it is none of the ridiculous reality bits where people have to vote for you and so on, but it is pure performing. I’m not dissing reality shows, mind you…. I’m excited!!

You can find out more about it here at the KLPAC page.
The main things you have to know?

  1. Application starts as of now 19th Dec and all FINISHED scripts must be sent to theplatform@klpac.com. OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS NOW!
  2. It is purely drama and theatre, physical theatre can be considered though.
  3. All performance pieces must be written by the performer(s). If the piece is written by someone not involved in the performance, then it must not have been published or publicly performed prior to the day of performance.
  4. No more than 3 performers per piece
  5. All pieces must be no more than 15 minutes and no less than 5 minutes in length.
  6. No mics - crap….. but good too work on throwing your voice on stage.

The dates are as such. Taking place at 8.30pm every first Monday of the month throughout 2008:

7 January, 4 February, 3 March, 7 April, 5 May, 2 June, 7 July, 4 August, 1 September, 6 October, 3 November & 1 December

Now I just need a script. Anyone with any ideas?

Value of My Sanity Audition

I got this email out on Malaysian-cinema and for those of you who are looking to expand your showreel, have a thought on calling up for this audition.

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The Value of My Sanity.

Plot: "The Value of My Sanity is one man's unfortunate fall from grace; a tumultuous
unasked journey into the comforting and inviting abyss of insanity. It is an amusing and
lighthearted glimpse into the trials and tribulations of modern life, and a reminder of how
easy one may fall into the cracks."

We are looking for both experienced and first time actors/actresses to act in this film. The
roles are:

1. Main character.
Requirements:
- Male
- age late 20s/early 30s
- Pan-Asian or Malay
- English speaking and has good voice.

2. Girlfriend
Requirements:
- Female
- age early/mid 20s
- Pan-Asian or Malay
- English speaking.

3. Boss
Requirements:
- Male
- age late 30s/early 40s
- English speaking.

4. Man in funny suit
Requirements:
- Male
- age mid 30s/early 40s
- English speaking
- Malay, Chinese or Pan-Asian
- must be able to smoke cigarette.

5. Main character's friends
Requirements:
- 2 male and 1 female
- age between 25 to 35
- English speaking
- any race.

6. Executives
Requirements:
- 1 male and 2 female
- For male exec, age between 35 to 45
- For female exec, age between 25 to 30

7. Voice
Requirements:
- Male voice
- voice quality - charming, confident, wise

Shooting will begin approximately end of March or early April. We will shoot mostly on
weekends.

During audition, you will be given a monologue or script to read and act out a character.
Please wear comfortably and avoid wearing black. White is best.

As we are doing this film using our own pocket money, we will not be able to pay you any
compensation. Talents are expected not to be paid. However, we will accommodate with
food or drinks as whenever necessary lah.

The audition details:

Date: 15th & 16th March 2008 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: Da Huang Pictures Sdn. Bhd.
Address: 118A, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, Off Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 50470 Kuala
Lumpur.

If you're interested to audition, please call Zachary at 016-2330771 for more info.

Good luck and most importantly, have fun!

*Special thanks to the peeps at Da Huang Pictures for their support.*

For those of you who are looking for some classes, look at what KLPAC has in store for you in March and April 2008.


CHILDREN'S THEATRE PROGRAMME with Nala Nantha

Ages : 7-12 yrs old ( 2hours )

Time : 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Course fee: RM300 per semester

Registration: RM50

Ages : 3-6 yrs old ( 1hour )
Time : 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Course fee: RM250 per semester
Registration: RM50

Intake 3 ( Sunday )
1st Semester: Mar 23,30 April 6,13,20,27 May 4 & 11. (2.5 hours)
2nd Semester: June 15,22,29 July 6,13,20, 27 Aug 3,10 & 17 (2 hours)

A 2- Semester programme for children aged between 3 - 12yrs olds. Consists of a series of fun-filled, exploratory, theatre based activities and games to help participants’ self-development by tapping into their creativity. Appropriate for beginners and those who have participated in other workshops. The participants will do a presentation showcasing what they have learnt at the end of Semester 2.

Nala Nantha, has experience in teaching children, teenagers, adults, children with special needs and the deaf. Even appeared in tv programmes and had done some vo assignments.

TEEN THEATRE PROGRAMME with Kennie Dowle


Ages : 13-17 yrs old ( 2.5hours ) (Saturday)

Time : 2pm – 4:30pm

Date: Sem 1 : Jan 12,19,26 Feb 2,16,23 Mar 1,8,22,29

Sem 2 : Apr 12,19,26 May 3,11,17 Jun 14,21,28 July 5

Course fee: RM400 per semester

Registration: RM50

This programme encourages participants to respond to instructions, be participative, work in team and be focused. They are also encouraged to engage in discussion relating to their social concerns.

Kennie Dowle trained as an actor and a teacher at Bretton Hall (University College of Leeds). He was involved in KLPac’s past production such as Julius Caesar and Frankenstein In Love.

TELLING STORIES THROUGH IMAGINES AND CARTOONS By Manuela Chiaffi

Ages : 7-12 yrs old ( 2hours ) (Saturday & Sunday)

Time : 4:30pm-6:30pm

Course fee: RM250

Date: Apr 12,13,19,20, 26, 27 May 3 & 4

Registration: RM50 (Min:10 Max: 50)

The workshop aims to teach children how tell stories using cartoons. Using books to inspire children to choose some characters and situations to draw using cartoon techniques. The process will explain how cartoons are made and give them the opportunity to create their own. Steps for 3 techniques:

- Thaumatrope: the wonder turner. Used to create illusions of motion.

- Phenakistiscope : the spinning disc mounted vertically on a handle.

- Flip book: is a small book with a series of pictures that vary gradually from one page to the next.

Then the children will invent the own stories through creative games and theatre exercises. When the drawing and the newly created stories is ready, they will start performing using body and voice skills and expressions but also the drawing support in a final amusing presentation.

SCENE STUDY CLASS FOR YOUNG ADULTS with Joanna Bessey


Ages : 15-21 yrs old ( 2hours )

Time : 11am – 1pm (Sundays)

Date: April 6,13,20,27 May 4, 11, 18, 25
Course fee: RM300

Registration: RM50 (minimum : 10 students in a class)

A programme to concentrate on improving one's skill as an actor and learning acting techniques through doing intense scene studies and receiving critiques. Basic physical acting techniques (such as voice control) also taught.

Joanna Bessey has had an illustrious acting career in television, film and theatre, over the last 10 years. She studied and performed in theatre while in UK and then went on to study acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and also with Manu Tupou, American Repertory Theater in Los Angeles.

INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL THEATRE with Llew Marsh

Ages : 18 and above ( 2.5hours ) (Sunday)

Time : 3pm – 5.30pm

Date: April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4 & 11

Course fee: RM350

Registration: RM50 (minimum : 10 students in a class)

U Learn: - How to warm up?
- What's your vocal range and style?
- Brief history of musical theatre.
- What's in a musical?
- Listening to different songs from the 30s right up to 2000s
- How to choose a solo that suits YOU!
- Ensemble singing and staging
- Audition Skills

LLEW MARSH is a multiple award winning Musical Director, Producer and Performer who is also a Quadruple Threat. He Sings, Acts, Dances and Plays the Piano and is vocal coach to many musical theatre performers who say he's inspiring, knowledgeable , fun, a joy to work with and some call him the Walking Dictionary of Musical Theatre!

MARCH HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 2008

Tales Galore N Plenty More By Lorna Henderson
Ages: 3 – 6 years
Time: 10:30 – 12pm
Date: Mar 10 – 11
Course fee: RM 70

Registration: RM50 (minimum : 10 students in a class)

Explore the magical world of make believe in this interactive storytelling session. Children will re-discover fairytales and nursery rhymes, with art activities and props-making to help to tell the tales that we all know and love.

*Parents of those aged below 5 must work together with their children in creating the crafts

Lorna Henderson is a violin fiddling, flute blowing, singing and screaming arts facilitator with a first class Bachelor's degree in Music and the combined arts ( that means all of 'em) who brings a fresh twist to workshop in music,art, dance and performing arts.

CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES AND STORY TELLING By Manuela Chiaffi

Ages: 5 – 9 years
Time: 10:30 – 12pm
Date: Mar 11, 12 & 13
Course fee: RM 100 (for all 3 sessions) RM35 (for 1 session)
Registration: RM50 (minimum: 10 maximum: 50 participants per session)

The workshop aims to get children to know about classical masterpieces of music and stories. They will listen to the stories and the accompanying music, which will illustrate that each of the story’s characters are represented by different musical instruments. Then they will have the opportunity to act out the characters upon hearing the correct music, The workshop develops in 3 sessions:

  • Mister noise and silence wizard, a nice Italian story. A simple session to introduce the following 2 masterpieces.
  • The sorcerer’s apprentice, the famous ballad by the writer Goethe transformed into a sinphonic poem by the musician Paul Dukas. After storytelling, children will match characters to the appropriate instruments, by drawing them, when they recognize each sound.
  • Peter and the wolf by the musician Prokofiev. Children will make ‘special instruments” to replace the real ones and representing the caracters in the story, made by recyclable items (wood, plastic, paper ..), which they will then “play”. A wonderful session for art and craft and music lovers!

Note for each session, participants are to bring along:

* 2 rubber band * 2 over left kichen paper roll
* 4 small glass bottle * 2 plastic cup
* 1 small yougurt cup * 1 straw
* 1 small ballon

Manuela Chiaffi, a teacher and storyteller. Trainined in speech and drama in Italy, at the National Theatre school Galante Garrone in Bologna, in the theatre company called Teatro Del Vicolo by Antonio Fave to learn the clown's art and the Commedia dell'arte skills and she has attended a professional course for storytellers by actor Roberto Anglisani. She loves the charm of tales & stories and enchants children with them.

Story telling & Puppet Workshop with The Jumping Jelly Beans - Little Red Riding Hood!

Ages: 4 – 12 years
Time: 10:30 – 12pm
Date: Mar 14
Course fee: RM30

Registration: RM50 (minimum: 10 maximum: 100 participants per session)

A fun programme for children. The storytelling will last 20-30 minutes, and in the following hour, The Jumping Jelly Beans will teach children how to make a simple art craft puppet with recycle material (wool, paper cone).

Shanthini Venugopal is the founding member of The Jumping JellyBeans and has been in the theatre scene for over 20 years.She is also a pioneer member of The Instant Cafe Theatre Company where she sings and acts in almost all of their revue type performances.


Manuela
Chiaffi, a teacher and storyteller. Trainined in speech and drama in Italy, at the National Theatre school Galante Garrone in Bologna, in the theatre company called Teatro Del Vicolo by Antonio Fave to learn the clown's art and the Commedia dell'arte skills and she has attended a professional course for storytellers by actor Roberto Anglisani. She loves the charm of tales & stories and enchants children with them.

Participants are to bring along:

* White Cardboard

* Stick ( Thick and long )

* Fabrics

* Black, Yellow, Grey and Brown Wool

* Colourful Buttons

STOMPERS By Tony Leo Selvara
Ages : 7-15 years old
Time :
2pm – 3pm
Date: March 10,11, 12, 13, 14
Course Fee : RM100

Registration : RM50 (minimum : 10 students in a class)

STOMPERS, make music using your body and objects. The workshop will help you get your rhythm, timing and you work in a team. There's no speech, no dialogue, not even a plot.


Tony Leo Selvaraj
has been teaching stomping and rhythm based class for the past two years and has seen tremendous increase in children's development particularly in music.

TEEN ACTING WORKSHOP with Joanna Bessey

Ages: 13 – 17 yrs ( 3 hours )

Time: 10am - 1pm

Dates: Mar 14, 15, 16

Course fee: RM200

Registration: RM50 (minimum : 10 students in a class)

Do you want to have fun? Play-acting, sharing and creating imaginative moments? Skills learnt from this programme are listening skills, how to follow instructions, and respecting others. Most importantly you get the opportunity to look at yourself . Learn some basic acting exercises and techniques from Joanna.


Nominated at the recent “BOH” Cameronian Arts awards for a play she did last year, Joanna Bessey has also been nominated at the Asian Televison Award (In singapore) for the 'Best Actress in a comedy Role' and was awarded 'Highly Commended', for her role in “Kopitiam”, which aired for seven seasons. She was also voted Best Female Artist in 2002 by public online poll.