An alternative performing arts pedagogy for young teens that centers creativity, collaboration and self expression.

Established in 2015, Sekolah Main Wayang (SMW) is a theatre workshops for youths, facilitated by arts practitioners from the fields of theatre, media art, and experimental music. Working with disadvantaged, at-risk youths from both inner city and rural communities, their workshops have taken place across various locations throughout Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and Singapore.

Our workshop focuses on 3 streams :

Puppetry & Wayang

Acting & Performing

Sound & Music

The participants will form their own mini theatre group, comprised of members from each one of these streams.

Alongside the facilitators, they’ll devise a performance from the bottom up; creating, designing, composing and finally performing entirely on their own.

Learning methods:

Problem based solving

Play based learning

Experiential learning

Peer to peer learning

We aim to create a safe and encouraging space for students to be expressive and creative.

– Facilitator and co-founder, Fairuz Sulaiman

A project by the theatre collective MAIN WAYANG; an experimental theatre collective, consisting of practising artists in the field of music, theatre, film, and visual art with 40 years of artistic experience between them, with numerous awards locally and internationally.

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