Lights off in Dance Studio 2
Arena Pentas 2017 concluded its run on the 13th of January 2017. 5 playlets were presented to the audience for 3 consecutive nights. The build up to this event was also constantly promoted on this blog and various social media outlets and profiles.
Heartfelt gratitude and thanks to those who spent their time attending this event. The students value your support and your feedback.
There are a few things different about this year's edition. Instead of the usual 4 playlets per event, we have expanded to 5. Good job to the writers and producer who were willing to try out something different. We might also for the first time ever in this series to be covered by a local media outlet. And of course, the one that we hoped to motivate the members more would be the awards given out. Just something different for fun.
I managed to get 3 arts practitioners to help out in judging the 5 playlets.
Thank you Mr Saiful Amri, Mr Hidayat Nordin and Mdm Asnida Daud for being very supportive and enthusiastic in making the event and judging process exciting.
We gave away 5 awards that night.
BEST SCRIPT : KONGSI by Nur Munirah Abd Monir
BEST ACTOR / ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Nur Syafiqah Kamarudin (TUMPANG)
BEST ACTOR / ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE : Seri Mustika Md Nor (TUMPANG)
BEST DIRECTION : Nur Diyanah Ahmad Khalifa (TUMPANG)
TUMPANG also won the BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE.
I hope the members enjoyed this small gesture because..... "bila lagi....??"
I personally enjoyed this Arena Pentas edition very much. I do believe that the members could have done much better if they had put in more discipline and better time management. Hopefully they learned from this experience to do even better in the next production and the next Arena Pentas season.
Nevertheless, everyone's a winner. I know it sounds cliche but really. In theatre, we play for the team and never for individual's glory. It has never been about the product. It has always been the process. And everyone's a winner because everyone went through and completed the process.
Thank you TRCC staff, Producer, Directors, Playwrights, Judges, Stage Manager, Sound Operator, FOH, parents, family members and members of the audience.
Till we meet again in next year's edition of Arena Pentas 2018. In the meantime, we look forward to see you in our upcoming Year End Production. Mark your calendar. Coming soon. 31st March and 1st April 2017!
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