Sandiwara 2018 Vol. 2: Where Do We Go From Here?


We thought we’d schedule the next #SandiwaraMaTA to also celebrate Malaysia Day (or post Malaysia Day)!

It’ll also be a Monday, public holiday.

17 September 2018 @ 7:30pm

32-2, Jalan USJ 10/1E,
Subang Jaya (USJ Taipan area)
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“Where Do We Go From Here?”

[You can view the theme as a focal subject, or a launchpad, to propose any topics, projects, questions, issues, etc. that you want to discuss, get feedback on, or work on.

Or go completely off tangent. Whatever you’re compelled to discuss/work on. It could be funding for theatre, why we do what we do, how to stay fit for theatre, running a theatre space, pursuing tax exemption policies, a monologue about nasi lemak, best place for breakfast before bump-in, etc.

You can also see reports from the last Sandiwara(s) to see what people talked about then, who attended, and the themes:

You can still repeat topics/sessions from previous Mahjong Paper Discussions/Sandiwara-s. Each MPD is considered a fresh, new space and time.]

LANGUAGE is generally in English, but you are welcome to share/speak/work in any language you more comfortable with. And together, we will find a way to translate across languages, as we usually do in multilingual settings across Malaysia.

This event is open to Malaysian Theatre practitioners, theatre-practitioners in Malaysia, and anyone interested in Malaysian Theatre.


Sandiwara is a place to TALK, DISCUSS & EAT IN THE NAME OF THEATRE! It is a community event organized by the Malaysian Theatre Association (MaTA) for people to come together, and discuss anything and everything about the local scene.

7:30pm Food (Potluck) & Networking

[MAHJONG PAPER DISCUSSION] 8:30pm Brief & Open Circle
9:00pm Breakout Sessions
10:00pm Closing Circle
10:30pm Upload reports. Food & Networking.
11:00pm Wrap Up. End.

The evening’s highlight, the MAHJONG PAPER DISCUSSION (MPD) is inspired by a theatre initiative called Devoted & Disgruntled UK (D&D). People have formed whole theatre companies and created projects out of D&Ds.

It uses a popular simple and free-flowing discussion format called Open Space, which works on the “Law of Two Feet”:
“You take responsibility for what you care about — standing up for that and using your own two feet to move to whatever place you can best contribute and/or learn”

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