Are you dreaming of becoming an actor or actress? Have you got enough dramatics and theatrics to power up a stage?

You better haul your ass over to the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre’s (klpac) in Sentul because the Theatre for Young People (T4YP) auditions are open again.

If you haven’t heard by now, you should know that T4YP is klpac’s landmark programme for youths between 16 and 25 years to develop some serious theatre chops.

Some of the stuff you’ll pick up in the three month period between April and July, are acting, storytelling, voice work, writing, Shakespeare, traditional arts and dance.

The guys running the programme, call it a “rigorous theatre training boot-camp” which will lick you up to shape, good enough to perform a bilingual main-stage performance from 27 to 30 July 2017.

Yes, bi-lingual, because it is incorporating a Chinese theatre component,  to cater for a growing interest from the Chinese speaking community.

T4YP has been running for 10 years now and has produced numerous talents who have gone on to carve their own careers, such as Iedil Putra, who acted in Dain Said’s Interchange. Check out our story on Interchange’s storyboard artist here

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The ensemble cast from Still Taming that was staged in December 2016. All images credit: klpac


If you caught Still Taming and S’kolah, klpac shows last year, then you would also have a good gauge of what to expect from a stint with T4YP.

If you didn’t, you can check our review of it here. 

The ensemble cast for the double bill were graduates from T4YP.

This year’s T4YP programme will be helmed by klpac’s resident director, Mark Beau de Silva and actor Ho Lee Ching.

The auditions, strictly by appointment only, will be from 24 to 26 February 2017.

You can book your appointment slot by emailing

 The timing for audition sessions are as follows:

 24 February 7.00pm – 8.30pm, 8.30pm – 10pm 

 25 February 2.30pm – 4.00pm, 4.00pm – 5.30pm, 5.30pm – 7.00pm 

 26 February 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Callbacks are on 26 February, 5pm – 7pm

Audition Requirements

Come prepared with two monologues of a contrasting nature

  • One classical monologue (2 minutes) – text in verse from Shakespeare
  •  One contemporary monologue (2 minutes) – text in prose from any playwright or any movie screenplay

Remember to email to register!

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