They were “green” in T4YP (Theatre For Young People) and now it’s time tp “ripen up” with Masak-Masak.

Masak-Masak Ensemble Theatre is a brand new collective, specifically to nurture the talents that graduate from The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC)’s T4YP programme.

At the helm, are none other than The Actors Studio’s in house director, Mark Beau de Silva and actor in residence, Ho Lee Ching, both of whom firmly believe in the potential of local talents for performing arts.

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Ho Lee Ching joined T47P in 2012 and is now one of the programme’s coordinators and facilitators. Mark is currently the Resident Director/ Writer with KLPAC.

Their shared passion for creating wonderful stories is what spurred the latest ensemble creation, with the humble vision to inspire and nurture imagination, confidence and creativity in young Malaysians through theatre.

They aim to accomplish this by helping youths polish up their acting skills learnt from T4YP, the precursory programme for young people between the ages of 16 to 25 to express themselves by creating meaningful theatre.

Masak-Masak Ensemble Theatre’s inaugral show will feature 17 young actors in a double bill, S’kolah & The Taming.

They are Adam Luqman, Amanda Xavier, Arkin Pal, Avelyn Lew , Celine Wan, Christine Liew, Davina Satvinder, Emlynne Tham, Farisha Nadia, Gurpreet Kaur, Jad Hidhir, Michelle Tan, Roshinee Mookaiah, Lily Jamaludin, Sue-Ann Lim, Tiara Jane Anchant and Veshalini Naidu.

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Some of the cast members in S’kolah and Still Taming with director, Mark and co-director Lee Ching

S’kolah centres around the coming of age story of a girl, dealing with daily hurdles and decisions as she prepares to enter university.

Despite her stellar results however, she finds herself the only one among her friends without a place in her covered local university.

Set in the 90’s era, S’kolah explores dramatic layers that affect student life in the form of pressures from society, family and friends.

The second production, Still Taming, is also about a girl’s journey, offered from the perspective of 17 different youths. Yes, that’s practically each member of the cast.

It is inspired, as the title reveals, by Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.

The two  hour-long devised plays will be staged from 8 to 11 December 2016 at Pentas 2, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre.

The last phase of the early bird promotion for tickets priced at RM33 ends on 30th November 2016.

Starting December until show date, the regular ticket price will be RM43.

Get them online at or via klpac Box Office at 03-40479000.

For more details, check out KLPAC’s event page


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