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Ogy Strives To Bring Back Glory Of Street Theatre

Ogy Ahmad DaudOgy Ahmad Daud

KUALA LUMPUR – Renowned actress Fauziah Datuk Ahmad Daud or popularly known as Ogy strives to bring back the glory of street theatre in the 90s era through the organising of the two-day Street Theatre Carnival beginning March 3.

Ogy, 56, said various interesting activities were drawn up in the event which would be held at the Street Market, The Curve in Mutiara Damansara including casting call to find new acting talent, street theatre performances, emcee audition and sales of products by popular celebrities.

The art of street theatre should be further highlighted to provide a platform to the new generation to showcase their talent, she told Bernama after appearing as a guest on the Nine11 programme on Bernama News Channel at Wisma Bernama here today.

Having been a part of the industry for more than 40 years, Ogy has acted in a street theatre entitled ‘Teh Kopi dan Gula’ directed by the late Datuk Syed Alwi Syed Hassan in front of the Pertama Complex in 1990.

"I can still remember performing the theatre without without using a microphone and surrounded by people of various background. The challenge was to perform in front of the audience who were sitting close to us," she said.

Ogy who is also the mentor and instructor at the Ogy Centrestage & Academy hoped that the carnival would also help revive the art works of street theatre.

"The street theatre is very much different from the ordinary theatre we usually watch at Istana Budaya and any stage. It's actually a training that gives the actors a new experience as they have to perform in the presence of a huge crowd," she said.

Those interested in joining the carnival can contact Farah at 011-2358 6780 or send a WhatsApp message to 010 445 4645 or follow ogyacademy Instagram.

-- BERNAMA