A final year student majoring in banking from Ipoh Vocational College emerged as the winner of Perak Theatre Academy 2018 on Sunday, December 30.
Abdul Aziz Ayeop Kharun Anuar, 18, from Meru did not expect to outperform 27 other students who partook in the competition.
“I did my best during the 10-week training. My determination to gain as much knowledge as possible from my mentors was the driving force.
“This annual programme should continue as it provides an opportunity for theatre buffs to polish their talent and be accomplished actors,” said Abdul to Ipoh Echo after receiving a trophy, certificate and RM500.
Academy principal, Yusof Najmi said judges had a tough time choosing a winner because all of the participants were very talented.
“On the whole, this season’s students were the best compared to previous. The programme, evidently, has produced actors who will be at the forefront of the theatre scene. Hopefully, their presence will help spice up the theatre image,” said Yusof Najmi to reporters following the award-giving ceremony at the auditorium of Perak Department for Culture and Arts.
Present was Tan Kar Hing, Executive Councillor for Tourism, Arts and Culture.