Thursday, April 29, 2010

Promo Promo Promo!

Awww, shucks. 2nd semester is a weekend away D:

But never mind! I'm looking forward to a new start in college, anyways! Had to settle my subjects registration today (it was soooooo hectic, especially Millie >.< TO COMPENSATE MY 2 WEEK HIATUS FROM BLOGGING (which should never exist, considering I had holiday XD) I decided to make up for it by promoting the Season Opening Show of T4YP Season 2010!
(taken from T4YP @ KLPac)

“Science experiments and boys. First, you come up with a hypothesis: you have an idea of what’s going on and what might happen, but you need to test it out. You come up with methods, procedures, which comes first. Then the experimenting begins. Action and reaction. Some reactions, you can predict, and others, you have no idea how it happens. Confusion. The results aren’t quite what you expect. Before you repeat from square one, you discuss and analyse with other scientists, preferable experienced ones. The cycle continues until you reach a conclusion. Unless the results are too random, then you abandon everything completely.”

The T4YP Ensemble present the first-fruits of their work as an ensemble in these workshop performances directed by T4YP Team member, Alex Chua (What Does It Mean To Be Free?).

T4YP’s SEASON 2010 opens with The 100-Words Project, an eclectic collections of scenes and monologues where each performer has exactly only 100-words to say his or her piece. How much can you say with only a 100-words? More than you think.

Date/Time: 7 & 8 May @ 8.30pm, 9 May @ 3pm
Venue: Indicine, klpac
Entry by minimum donation of RM10

Presenter: The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM
Executive Producer: Dato’ Faridah Merican
Director-in-Residence: Christopher Ling

Featuring: Alexis Wong | Ashley Tan | Banun Atina | Calvin Tan | Dinesh Kunasekar | Nabil Zakaria | Rakesh Kumar | Shane Capri Chin | Shobana Murugiah | Vincent Lai | Yusuf Amin with Robert Halim

Soooo, BASICALLY, come and see me act laaaaaaaa ;D along with 10 other wacky members of the 2010 ensemble >.<
  • Okay, what is this whole 100-words Project is alllll about, huh?

As aforementioned, the 100-Words Project is a collection of scenes and monologues/duologues of 100 words in length each. So, NOOOO this whole show is not only in 100 words, for those wondering ._. and, NOOOO it's not just each person one by one saying something 100 words in length -.- It's like, there are monologues, duologues, and even where 4 or 5 members carry out a scene 100 words in length. Each scene is interlinked with another scene, and the whole show revolves around a central idea, which is ******** (not gonna tell you! Spoiler alertttt >.<) As a bonus, we throw in a little dance for you guys. YES, JUST YOU GUYS WHO WILL WATCH US. Those who aren't won't know what they are missing, and should just drink some eggs and die ;D
  • What is this Theater for Young People (T4YP) supposed to be? =\
Since 2008, klpac’s Theatre For Young People (T4YP) programme has been providing a platform for young people to express themselves by creating meaningful theatre.

Once again, we would like to welcome young people between the ages of 16 to 25 years old (as of March 2010) to be part of the T4YP Ensemble as actors for Season 2010. Previous theatre experience is not essential. However, commitment, creativity and dedication are …

Season 2010 runs for a period of six months from April to September and features three mainstage productions in Pentas 2 and a 2-week season of experimental theatre in the Indicine. Throughout the season, compulsory weekly rehearsals will be held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights as well as Saturday afternoons.

The 100-Words Project
Dir: Alex Chua, Devised by the Company

Past Perfect/Future Tense
Dir: Qahar Aqilah/Christopher Ling,
Written by: Mark Beau De Silva/Desmond Sim

The IndiT4YPcine Season:
- Sam Shepard's Buried Child - Dir: Alex Chua
- Sarah Kane's Crave - Dir: Christopher Ling
- T4YP Sweatshop - Devised by the Company

T4YP Lab
Dir: Tung Jit Yang
Overseen by: Kelvin Wong

Twelfth Night
Dir: Christopher Ling,
Written by William Shakespeare
Original Songs: Elvira Arul

  • Ohhhh, so it's MEANINGFUL theater for brats like us.
  • Okay, keep talking, I'm interested. How am I supposed to go to KLPac? I don't know where that is ._.
Haha! Not surprised with this question, though. Here's an attached map to the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre!

As you can see, KLPac is located along the long stretch of Jalan Ipoh madness. 2 ways you can come in: either from Jalan Kuching, if you're coming from KL, or Jalan Duta, if you're coming from PJ on the way to Bangsar.

IF YOU'RE UNABLE TO NAVIGATE YOUR WAY EVEN WITH THE MAP, there is still the option of KTM Komuter ;)

If you're coming from KL Sentral, the train to Sentul is every 30 minute intervals, from let's say 12.15 and 12.45 and so on. It's advisable to come in 10 minutes earlier just to play it safe. From then on, it's a 15 minute ride to Sentul KTM.

Upon reaching Sentul KTM, you can take a cab to Sentul West all the way to KLPac itself, although it will cost you 10 bucks *gasps* so you might wanna share it with some mates to save monehhh.

ALTERNATIVELY, there is a shortcut to KLPac from the back of the station where there is a small opening to the park. You have to cross thr railway tracks to go there (don't worry, no more trains will arrive after this one stops, so you won't dai) There will be a guard watching by so it's safe! x)

  • *gulps* How much per entry is this show? And where do I get tickets?
Typical cheap ChineseMalaysian. ENTRY IS BY MINIMUM DONATION OF RM10. MINIMUM (read it) so it's totally fine if you wanna pay more *grins*All proceeds goes into Joe Hasham's pocket the further development of KLPac :) You can call KLPac at 03-4047900 to book tickets or walk-in at Axcess to purchase tickets from there in One-Utama and Alamanda Putrajaya.
  • Alright, then! Hmmm, what should I wear for the show, ar?
Casual clothing is totally fine. Dressing up and diva-ing is totally fine. Just no birthday suits, please >.<
  • LOL! How long is the show, by the way?
Including our uber funky dance, this show is about 45 minutes in length with NO intermissions, so PEE/SHIT BEFOREHAND, KAY? :D
  • Mmkayyy. Which stage is the show at?
It will be performed at the Indicine, 2nd floor of the centre. The space can fit roughly 100 plus people, so come early and grab good seats!
  • Hoho, now I'm REALLY psyched up! What happens after the show?
We will be having light refreshments outside the Indicine, and the ensemble members will be outside too to entertain questions and queries (and autographs, chewah). After that, baliklah :)
  • Man, I can't come for one of the days! WHAT DO I DOOOOO?
NO WORRIES! We'll be performing for 3 days: 7 and 8 May (Friday and Saturday) at 8.30 p.m. and 9 May (Sunday) matinee show at 3.00 p.m. If you can't make it on Friday night, there's still 2 other shows for you to catch it!
Not an issue :D You can visit or for more details. OR don't hesitate to call KLPac at 03-40479000