With MCO extended, Malaysian performing arts communities take to the virtual stage


Don't know what else to do at home? KLPac is presenting its #lockdownart project where the public an submit selected monologue works. Photo: KLPac

Every Malaysian - to the best of each one's abilities - is taking the recent announcement by the Government to extend the movement control order (MCO) to April 14 in their stride. If anything, the decision has brought out the more innovative and creative side of Malaysians to get by this "stay calm and stay home" period.

Even the performing arts community is readily showing that you do not need a physical stage to put on a show. Like Shakespeare himself put it: all the world’s a stage. And with the help of social media, theatre companies have gone online and DIY style to engage with Malaysian audiences in a way they were not able to before.

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