After four years of performing new contemporary works, I’ve finally decided this year that I will at least perform one classical play – particularly Shakespeare’s works. Coming from Malaysia where our education systems did not make it compulsory for students to learn English literature, I was always afraid to embarrass myself speaking text I wasn’t familiar at all with. In May of this year, as I was scrolling through Facebook, I noticed that Union House Theatre (UHT) was calling out for people to audition for their upcoming production in September – and it was a classic banger – Macbeth ! I immediately told myself that it was a sign and I just had to brace myself to audition for this one. I had to start somewhere.
Besides the fact that I love performing, I had many other reasons why I decided to sign up to audition almost right away: