Heart-To-Heart

The Players

Giving us a taste of their lives through theatre

Giving us a taste of their lives through theatre

We spoke to Saleh Sepas, founder of Parastoo Theatre Team on how his journey with the group started and their upcoming performance at Borak Arts Series 2017.  1) Please tell us more about yourself, and how did you start Parastoo Theatre Team? I am actually a professional writer. I graduated from Kabul University in 2015 […]

5 things you don’t know about… KL City Opera

5 things you don’t know about… KL City Opera

In Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Duke Orsino says, “If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it.” He wants to listen to so much music that he will grow tired of it. Soon Yoon and Danny Chen have yet to come close to hearing enough music, and neither can imagine ever tiring of […]

5 things you don’t know about… penangpac

5 things you don’t know about… penangpac

Perched close to the waterfront like a mystic lighthouse piercing through the mists of time to bring Penang’s rich cultural history of performance to join with the modern leanings of Penang’s young artistes, penangpac is both a tribute to the past and a new hope for the future. With a total of 538 productions since […]

The Craft

Picture Perfect with A. Prathap

Picture Perfect with A. Prathap

We spoke to Ace Prathap, special photographer of The Times of India, about how he became involved with Sutra Foundation that eventually resulted into the upcoming photography exhibition “Cave of the Heart” on May 20. How did you start to work with Sutra Foundation? I met Ramli a decade back (2008) in Chennai.  Our mutual [...]
Giving us a taste of their lives through theatre

Giving us a taste of their lives through theatre

We spoke to Saleh Sepas, founder of Parastoo Theatre Team on how his journey with the group started and their upcoming performance at Borak Arts Series 2017.  1) Please tell us more about yourself, and how did you start Parastoo Theatre Team? I am actually a professional writer. I graduated from Kabul University in 2015 […]

Islamic theatre: A new addition to the social theatre family

Islamic theatre: A new addition to the social theatre family

Theatre for Development (TfD) as defined in the book “Theatre for Development: An Introduction to Context, Applications and Training, Volume 1” by C. P. Epskamp,  is a learning strategy in which theatre is used to encourage communities to express their own concerns and think about the causes of their problems and possible solutions. Better known […]

Adapting to children’s theatre

Adapting to children’s theatre

Today, they announce shows six months in advance so schools can include the performances in their curriculum. But when Gardner & Wife  first started bringing in plays for very young children, they struggled to fill the theatre.  This May, hundreds of school children in Penang, Ipoh and the Klang Valley will enjoy a restaging of Stuck. Based […]