WORKSHOP Pesta Playlet

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Walid Ali is a Drama and Theater lecturer at UNIMAS. His area of study is contemporary performing arts, fringe, and performance methodology. Has performed in Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Chapters Arts Centre. Currently his research focus is on Melanau performing arts, Malaysian alternative theatre and contemporary play texts. / Walid Ali merupakan pensyarah Drama dan Teater di UNIMAS. Bidang kepakarannya ialah seni persembahan kontemporari, fringe dan metodologi persembahan. Beliau pernah beraksi di Edinburgh Fringe Festival dan Chapters Arts Centre. Sekarang beliau memfokuskan kajiannya terhadap seni persembahan Melanau, teater alternatif Malaysia serta teks-teks kontemporari.

Ridhwan Saidi is a Malaysian novelist, playwright and theatremaker. Co-founded indie publishing house, Moka Mocha Ink which focuses on contemporary Malay fiction and drama. He is also part of LiteraCity, a literary mapping project of Kuala Lumpur. Ridhwan was selected for a residency programme at the ASEAN Literary Festival 2016 and was invited to the Makassar International Writers Festival 2017 and George Town Literary Festival 2018. His series of short plays Teater Modular, consisting 13 offbeat playlets have been described as ‘politics, sex and religion existing in harmony’ and ‘absurd and weirdly sexy’. Teater Normcore is his series of full length plays that intent to illuminate poetry and heightened appreciation towards deadpan humour.


PESTA PLAYLET is an artist-run non-profit common ground for performance-based initiative through community building, research, workshop, discourse and publications. Consist of playwriting and directing workshops, forums involving artists ranging from theatre-maker and performance-maker to short filmmaker and short story writer, playlet reading showcase, a testing ground for local new works, lecture-performance, projection of past documented theatre works and found object exhibition.

Venue: KongsiKL, Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur

All activities are open to public and free, except for workshops. / Semua aktiviti terbuka buat umum dan percuma, kecuali bagi sesi workshop. Jemput datang!

Layari FB Event Page PESTA PLAYLET

An open collective established by Ridhwan Saidi for theatre-making or art and theatre related activism by organising book reading and discussion, art and theatre related activity based in Kuala Lumpur.

Moka Mocha Ink founded and run by Ridhwan Saidi and Nurul Aizam. An independent publishing house focusing on contemporary Malay fiction and drama. Aside from publishing, we are also prolifically venturing in theatre and performance-making with Teater Modular and Teater Normcore series.

This project is supported by the ANA – Arts Network Asia (, an enabling grant body, set up by a group of independent artists, cultural workers and arts activists from Asia, that encourages collaboration, initiated and sited in Asia and carried out by Asian artists.

KongsiKL is an old industrial warehouse at Jalan Klang Lama, with a built-up of more than 10,000 sqf. The warehouse was entrusted to KakiKongsi by EXSIM Group, to develop social experimentations centred around the ideology of sharing – ‘Kongsi’. ‘Kongsi’ also means an assembly of people coming together for a purpose, a collaboration. Our vision is to become an experimental ground that foster collaborations across disciplines where artists, performers, students and public have freedom to create and showcase their works.