Day 1: 4.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Day 2: 4.30 pm - 5.00 pm


Pemulung are scavengers in Indonesia that work in brutal and hazardous conditions scouring through waste to find anything that is worth selling.

Under the guidance of lecturers Mark Beau de Silva and Zhafir Muzani, TUTAS students present an all-new devised piece created for YSDAF 2023 based on marginalised people living off discards of society. Through their investigation, they found similar parallels in Sabah and other parts of Malaysia. The students combine original text, music and movement to present a story to highlight the hopes and dreams of the marginalised.

Performed in a mix of Mandarin, Bahasa Malaysia and English.

About the Artiste / Group

TUTAS is Malaysia’s only Bachelor of Performing Arts conservatory programme established by Taylor’s University and The Actors Studio nestled in Taylor’s University’s School of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Led by Joe Hasham OAM, Adjunct Professor & Programme Artistic Director, and Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican, Adjunct Professor & Programme Development Director, its faculty comprises the top industry professionals with hands-on experience.

The programme, which offers a Performance Track as well as Technical Track. Has modules such as Performance, Directing, History of Theatre, Devising Performance Text, Voice and Speech, Movement, Technical Theatre, Stage Costume, Hair and Makeup, Stage Lighting, Stage Sound, Stage Set Design, Stage Management, Scenography, Dance and Music.

Find out how you can join TUTAS:


English, Bahasa Malaysia


TUTAS Performing Arts Conservatory
Performers: Miel, Zhafir Muzani, Agatha, Jane Tee, Evelynn, Mark Beau de Silva

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