Pentas Emerging Theatre Artists Program 2011


Deadline :
21 March 2011

P entas Project initiated Pentas Emerging Theatre Artists Program in April 2010. Looking at the development of Chinese theatre in Malaysia, there is rarely emergence of new director besides drama competitions in secondary school. Although in these 2 years, graduates from theatre department had gradually returned to Malaysia, but they do not have the opportunity to show what they’d learn. The development of a city and country relies also on the building of arts and culture. Member of Pentas Project are mostly above 30s, but Pentas Project would be delighted to see new talents and the wild imaginations and creativity of younger generation. Hence, Pentas Project initiated the Pentas Emerging Artists Program and encouraged younger generations to submit their performance proposal to Pentas Project. Pentas Project hopes to hold on our belief, that is to provide an open platform for artists. For successful applicants, Pentas Project not only will provide the director a grant to work on the performance, but will also provide technical consultation and support as well as handling all the administrative and publicity works of the project. The 2010 Pentas Emerging Theatre Artists Program selected Lee Yee Han’s Blind Love, and had successfully run 4 shows in Pentas Studio. This year, Pentas Project kicked off the Pentas Emerging Theatre Artists Program for the second time, hopefully to attract more young talents to show their creativity.

Project Aim:

  1. To nurture more theatre new director.
  2. To help maintain the long term development of local theatre.
  3. To provide a platform of interactions for local theatre and other art forms.
  4. To nurture the development of a humanity society.
  5. To create a good environment for the development of arts.

Open Calls:

Pentas Project will provide the following assistance:

  • Provide all technical support.
  • Provide the publicity for the performance.
  • Provide a space for performance.
  • Help coordinate rehearsal space, if necessary.
  • Will make arrangement for local theatre director and designers to observe the rehearsals and provide suggestions.
  • Pentas Project will help searching for actors and designers if necessary.

The team from the selected proposal must:

  • Make appropriate arrangement for the relative budget of the performance.
  • Make sure the performance has good quality.
  • To corporate with any publicity needed.
  • If participants couldn’t realize the performance within the stated period, the participant must return the entire grant provided by Pentas Project.




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