Theatre For Young People
Writer: Dominic Luk
Published: Fri, 18 May 2012
The Theatre For Young People (T4YP) programme is the leading platform of its kind in Kuala Lumpur that is aimed at those between the ages of 16 and 25.
It is a way for young people to express themselves by creating meaningful theatre.
The T4YP programme helmed by klpac’s co-associate artistic director Christopher Ling says that “nothing is more gratifying than to see young actors develop and grow, the way to move forward is to provide variety of materials that are challenging”.
This year, T4YP has come up with an exciting season of performances to delight their audiences, especially since it marks T4Yp’s fifth anniversary.
From June 14-17, the members of T4YP will present a collection of three short plays in a show called “Dinnertime” (written by Michael Frayn and Alex Chua, directed by Tung Jit Yang. And then from July 26-29, the group will make swords and egos collide in ‘I Hate Hamlet’ (directed by Nick Dorian), where a successful television actor struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet.
The T4YP’s anniversary celebration goes on until August, so it’ll be an opportunity for many living around the Klang Valley to watch a bunch of talented and enthusiastic young people perform on stage.
T4YP’s humble vision is to inspire and nurture imagination, confidence and creativity in young Malaysians through theatre. And indeed, over the years, many young theatre practitioners have come out the T4YP program to become active performers in many more challenging and professionally staged shows. This goes to show that the programme has truly done what it was set out to do at the very beginning.
So for those of you who are curious about theatre, and want to try to get your hands dirty in the world of performing arts, check out this season’s performances by T4YP by going to their blog: www.t4yp.wordpress .org or drop them an email (email@example.com) to find out more about their shows and the programme itself.