Sekolah Main Wayang (Rakan Muda Version)

Sekolah Main Wayang (SMW) or School of Shadow Playing, a theatre education program aimed at teens from underprivileged communities. The workshop strives to provide youths with skills for artistic storytelling using a combination of theatre, shadow puppetry, video, and sound. This workshop was designed to create an environment that is highly collaborative, expressive and creative. Our first run was part of the Rakan Muda creative mentorship program under the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports, the workshop traveled to three secondary schools in rural or semi-rural townships across Malaysia – in Putatan, Sabah; Sematan, Sarawak; and Alor Setar, Kedah. These workshops then culminated in a performance at Festival Belia Putrajaya 2015 held in the country’s administrative capital, Putrajaya.

The performances conceived by the workshop participants were presented at Pesta Belia Putrajaya 2015.

Facilitators:
Ayam Fared
Fairuz Sulaiman
Sudarshan Kumar

Project Managers:
Arif Ramly
Shafiqa Nabeera
Sherry Ghazali

Technical and Logistics:
Amin
Mark Morris
Shaffiq Ahmad

Documentation:
Ahmad Firdaus
Shafiqa Nabeera

Supported by:
Rakan Muda, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia.

Participating schools:
SMK Putatan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
SMK Mergong, Alor Setar, Kedah
SMK Sematan, Lundu, Sarawak

March 2015 – May 2015

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