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‘Tahun Melawat Johor’ by Rumah Anak Teater

Produced by Rumah Anak Teater (RAT), the show was to feature comedians from Malaysian and…

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‘Merdekanya Kita’ by Teater Kami

Singapore group, Teater Kami, had its maiden production in Malaysia, ‘Merdekanya Kita’ cancelled when its…

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Singapore Dance Theatre

A few days before they were scheduled to perform in Malaysia, the Singapore Dance Theatre’s…

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‘Tanda’ by Rumah Anak Teater

The play, directed by Nam Ron, was staged at ASWARA, opening on 2 Feb 2010.…

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‘Election Day’ by Huzir Sulaiman

Huzir Sulaiman’s play about the 1999 General Elections was staged weeks after the said elections…

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‘2nd First Annual Bolehwood Awards’ – Director’s Cut

A rerun of Instant Cafe Theatre’s original production, first staged in Dec 2002, was given…

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‘The Baltimore Waltz’ by Paula Vogel

DBKL initially rejected ICT’s performance permit application. An officer indicated that one reason was ICT’s…

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‘The Vagina Monologues’ by Eve Ensler

Organised by All Women’s Action Movement (AWAM), directed by Ann Lee, the ‘V-Day’ staging of…

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‘Tok Ampoo’ by Kumpulan Teater Bukan Teater

Activist Hishamuddin Rais’s agit-prop play, which was critical of the leadership of Tun Dr Mahathir,…

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‘Mana Setangginya?’ by Dato Noordin Hassan

Sasterawan Negara Dato Noordin Hassan’s play was to launch the new National Theatre, Istana Budaya…

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‘Family’ by Leow Puay Tin

A performance permit was issued for ‘Family’ to be staged in a disused mansion on…

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‘The Coffin of My Rejuvenation’ by Lee Swee Keong

Dancer and choreographer Lee Swee Keong was performing on stage dressed in a Japanese fundoshi,…

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‘Rama dan Sita – a Children’s Theatre Production’

Hindu Sangam, an NGO, objected to the production’s use of the Ramayana as its source…

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Penang Dance Troupe at Adelaide Georgetown week

It was claimed that a dance by a Penang dance troupe as part of the…

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A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams

The Actors Studio’s production of Tennessee Williams’ play received a performance permit. After the opening…

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Girls Above 15 banned from plays in Kelantan

Muslim girls above the age of 15 were banned by the Kelantan state governemnt from…

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‘Madam Mao’s Memories’ by David Henry Hwang

DBKL refused to issue a performance permit solely based on the title, which was seen…

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Chow Chee Keong of Pentas Drama Kreatif detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA)

Chow Chee Keong, one of the founders of Pentas Drama Kreatif was detained without trial…

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‘The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole’ by Kuo Pao Kun

DBKL rejected the performance permit application of Singaporean Kuo Pao Kun’s play on Opening Night…

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‘Caught in the Middle’ by Thor Kah Hoong

DBKL required the removal of the word “bloody” from a scene in this satirical play,…

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Pesta Drama Sekolah

Pesta Drama dan Tarian Peringkat Kebangsaan, a national-level secondary school drama and dance competition was…

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‘Refugee Images’ by Chin San Sooi

The play, about Vietnamese boat people, was denied a performance permit by Dewan Bandaraya Kuala…

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‘The Farmer and the Wolf,’ Chinese Folk Tale

The Singapore Chinese Middle School Students Union performance of the play, based on a Chinese…