MOHD SHAHRUL MIZAD ASHARI
SHAHRUL MIZAD was born in Johore on 3rd May 1972. A Theatre Diploma-holder from the National Arts Academy or Akademi Seni Kebangsaan (ASK), he has been a part-time lecturer at ASWARA from 1999 until now. Ijat as he is commonly known has also directed several theatre productions including "Singgah", Pentomin "Insan Cemerlang Desa Gemilang" (2006-2007), Bangsawan "Raja Laksmana Bentan" dan "Sebenarnya" (2004). He was the assistant director for "Tempest" (2003) dan "Lepat Pisang Kopi O" (1999).
He is well known for his acting roles in local theatre and dramas such as Monodrama "Lembu" (2004), Monodrama "Bila Bulan Menangis", "Jangan Bunuh Sam", "Silang Kata", "Split Gravy On Rice", "Mimpi Di Malam Musim Panas", Monodrama "Lembu", "Syakuntala", "Proses" (2003), "Puteri Saadong", "Raden Galoh", Malam Haram" (2000), "Keris Sang Puteri", "3Lives", Festival Monodrama ASEAN "Yang Benar", Randai "Anggun Nan Tungga" (1999), "Paduka Oedipus", "Mahkamah Keadilan", Makyung "Anak Raja Gondang" (1996), Muzika "UDA & DARA" in English (1995), "Salina" (1994) as well TV drama "Sutun 1 &2" (2007-2007),
MARLENNY DEEN ERWAN
Marlenny is a young Performing Arts (drama) degree holder from University Malaya and a diploma holder in creative writing from ASK. In addition to her active participation in acting, she is also active in theatre direction, as well as writing for TV dramas and the stage. She has been awarded Best Actress in the 2003 Malaysian Theatre Festival and Best Actor in the Malaysian Inter-Varsity Theatre Festival in 2005. She was a finalist in the 2006 Cameronian Awards for the Best Performer category. Her latest drama direction was Melati dan Melur, a Merkar Budaya Production. At persent she is pursuing her Master’ degree in traditional theatre in University Malaya.
INTAN CARINA ABD KARIM
Baccalaureate in Performing Arts (Drama) from the University Malaya, Diploma in Dance from the National Arts Academy. Last held the lead role in the Miss Julia, the play directed by Roslina Mohd Khir.
MOHD ALIFF MAT SALLEH
Baccalaureate in Performing Arts (Drama) from the University Malaya
Currently studying B.A. Performing Arts(Drama) at the Cultural Centre, University of Malaya. She is the holder of Diploma in Theatre from National Arts Academy.
AHMAD ISWAZIR ISMAIL
Currently studying B.A.Performing Arts(Drama) at the Cultural Centre, University of Malaya.
FOO CHI WEI
Foo Chiwei is an established name with a taste for the unconventional. His designer style is best defined as elegant, tasteful and definitely fastidious (an excellent quality for any designer!). His fine craftsmanship is backed by an indepth knowledge and experience of typography. Foo has won many local and international awards including the Anugerah Industri Muzik awards for best album cover, the prestigious New York Festival and the London International Advertising Award for prints. After graduating from the Royal Melbourne University with a BA in Visual Communication with High Distinction, he worked in top design companies in Singapore before moving to Kuala Lumpur to continue as Senior Designer at the highly respected William Harald-Wong & Associates. In 1992 he was headhunted by the international ad. agency, McCann Erickson Malaysia to start-up and be Head of their Design Department. Today he owns his own design company, Matchbox Studio with a very impressive clientele. He is taking Indian Classical, Odissi classes at Sutra Dance House led by Ramli Ibrahim as his passion. Recently, he was seen in Donna Miranda's contemporary dance production at ANNEX Central Market.
DRAMATURGE: ROSNANI SEMAN
This Kota Bharu, Kelantan native started her theatrical involvement with the Angkatan Karyawan Aktif Kuala Lumpur or ANGKA. She is a tutor whom is also pursuing her Master’s in Arts degree at the University Malaya. At one time she participated in TV drama and films but she is now focusing her attention on theatre centre stage and behind the curtains in productions such as Jejak Pahlawan, Kena Main, Hang Tak Tuah (Khalid Salleh), Gendang Kosong (Matari Rahman), Perjalanan Bu Aminah, Opera Ayu Cendana (Fauziah Nawi), Ninggg…. Pelayaran InderaPutra II, Sabda Sang Pendita, Titik Mula Titik Akhir, Ludin, Ajung, Fragmen, Ghazal Party Queen and University Malaya joint productions such as Obsessi, Matinya Seorang Pahlawan, Selendang Sakti, Pengganti Zen and Jerung Vs Yu. She has been awarded Best Actress in a Theatre Production – Wilayah Persekutuan, Best Director Theatre Festival -- Kuala Lumpur and Middle Zone, and also Winner of the Merdeka Poetry Declamation
STAGE AND PRODUCTION: MOHD ZAMRI BIN MOHAMAD
At 24, Zamri is young talent in the theatre circles. He started his association with theatre three years ago when he set foot in University Malaya. He chose to pursue his Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts (Drama) with theatre acting as his emphasis, Even so, when he was a student in UM he didn’t just limit himself to acting as he opted for management and technical as additional skills.
In addition to his active involvement in theatre, this son of Kuala Krai, Kelantan has also won the Best Supporting Actor 2004 in University Malaya’s theatre competition. Zamri is also active in student organization and has high leadership capability. He is an EXCO of Arts and Culture, for University Malaya’s Student Representative Council 2004/05 (MPMUM).
Because of his deep interest in the arts, besides acting he is also involved in dance, as a theatre crew, stage assistant, set and technical designer, stage management and as an extra for drama/film, background singer, researcher as well as other roles. He has been to Thailand and Cambodia for a dance performance. In theatre acting, he is more predisposed to more physical and experimental forms of theatre, and theatre which involves physical action.
Thus far, he has been involved in 20 theatre productions in University Malaya and productions around the Klang Valley. Among these were Nuri dan Lokomotif Lipang (2004)- directed by Wawan Safwan, Teater Fizikal Tunku Kudin (2004)-directed by Effindi Samsuddin, Teater Kanak-kanak Selendang Sakti (2004 and 2005)- directed by Roselina Khir, Teater Muzikal Lantai T.Pinkie 2006- directed by Rosminah Tahir, Bansawan Mahkota Kembayat Negara (2005) directed by Effindi Samsuddin, Bangsawan Syamsir Alam (2003), Bangsawan Selendang Delima (2004) directed by Seniman Negara Rahman B, Warkah Menara (2005), Gejolak (2004), Orang Baik (2005), Singa dan Permata (2005), Miss Julia (2006) as well as other productions.
In TV dramas and film, he has been participated in Filem Cinta Fotokopi (Prof Abd. Razak Mohaiden), Drama Balik Kampung (Othman Hafsham), Sitkom Suasana (Martias Ali), Dinasti Bilut (Bade Hj. Azmi), Drama Motivasi (Wayang Tinggi Prod.), Gol n Gincu the Series (Red Communications), Telemovie Bermulanya di Sini (Arab). Most recently, he has been rehearsing for the theatre competition Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur level together with Kumpulan Mekar Budaya Production. In the near futurem he hopes to expand his horizons further in drama or film.
LIGHTING: MOHD HAFIZ HUSIN
MOhd Hafiz is a Performing Arts (Drama) graduate of University Malaysia and diploma holder in Acting from the National Arts Academy
DR. ZULKIFLI MOHAMAD
Born in the year of the dragon in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Dr Zulkifli studied at Sultan Ibrahim School, Pasir Mas and then went on to Institut Teknologi MARA, University of Strathclyde Glasgow dan completed his doctorate in “Creative Arts Management in Contemporary Malay Dancetheatre” at Institut Tamadun dan Alam Melayu, National University of Malaysia. He has long been the force in the performance and management Suasana Dance Theatre Company 1986-1998. He has also worked at the Scottish Ballet Glasgow, ASEAN, SEAMEO-SPAFA, University of Chulalongkorn, Jakarta Arts Institute, Akademi Seni Kebangsaan, UKM, Institut Kraf Negara, UITM Sarawak, UNIMAS, LINTAS, MAJUIKAN, TELEKOM, COOPERS & LYBRAND.
Zulkifli has worked and collaborated in theatrical and dance performances with W.SRendra, Dr.Chandrabhanu, Azanin Ahmad, Dr.Hatta Azad Khan, the late Ibu Ni Wayan Masih, Elly Luthan and Katsura Kan.
He established a theatre group for street and school children in Kuching in 1993, named TEATER HAUS and SVARNABHUMI STUDIO in 1998 when he re-located to Bangkok for a new job posting. Upon his return to Kuala Lumpur, SVARNABHUMI STUDIO produced several theatre and dance productions which include Tanah Serendah Sekebun Bunga (DBP), Aku Binatang Jalang-Emas Sepuluh (Istana Budaya), Lalak (Panggung Bandaraya), Suara dari Ruang Tamu (Balai Seni Seni Lukis Negara), Kertas (Petronas Galeri), Tandak Tenggara (Camphor2 London Bridge), Waiting For Rama (Exeter University, UK), Vous Amez Dormir (Bangkok Fringe Festival), And She Comes (Berlin Spirit Festival) and Aku dan Laut (Yayasan Kesenian Perak), Eksperimentari Laut dan Lumpur (Majalah 3/ NAG/ Sabah Parks), Telepuk (Muzium Alam Shah), Middle Mountain (Taksu Galleri Jakarta, Black Box Chula Bangkok). At present, Zulkifli works at Cultural Centre, University Malaya, in addition to being a regular columnist at KOSMO and his ongoing endeavours in championing the arts through SVARNABHUMI STUDIO.