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Parliament: Malay theatre group's director heads overseas, with NAC's help

Ms Shaza Ishak, who is studying at London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on a National Arts Council post-graduate scholarship, was cited as an example of how the NAC is supporting local artists.
Ms Shaza Ishak, who is studying at London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on a National Arts Council post-graduate scholarship, was cited as an example of how the NAC is supporting local artists.PHOTO: HARYANI ISMAIL

Ms Shaza Ishak was so inspired by her participation in the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) congress that she is now pursuing a master's degree in creative producing at London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

The company director and general manager of Malay theatre group Teater Ekamatra, who attended three ISPA congresses from 2017, said the event for arts practitioners opened her eyes to new possibilities.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2019, with the headline 'Malay theatre group's director heads overseas, with NAC's help'. Print Edition | Subscribe