Productions

StageĀ 

  1. Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof, Halfway Road, Penang at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Director. 1971.
  2. Tagore, The Sacrifice at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Director. 1971.
  3. Bhasa, The Vision of Vasavadatta at the Kennedy Theatre, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Assistant Director to Mrs. Shanta Gandhi, a professional director from Bal Bhavan, New Delhi. 1973.
  4. The Spell of the Giantess, a Mak Yong Dance Theatre Production at the Kennedy Theatre, University of Hawaii. Translator and director. 1973.
  5. Ramayana Sendratari, a Javanese Dance Theatre production at the University of Hawaii Music Department. Member of the Gamelan Ensemble. 1973.
  6. Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof. Halfway Road, Penang at the Kennedy Theatre, University of Hawaii. Actor. 1974.
  7. Witkiewicz, The Madman and the Nun at the Kennedy theatre, University of Hawaii. Actor. 1974.
  8. Wayang Wong, a Javanese Dance Theatre Production at the Department of Music, University of Hawaii. Member of the Gamelan Ensemble. 1974.
  9. Nordin Hassan, Pintu at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Production Supervisor. 1976.
  10. Changgung Mutiara, a command performance for the Rulers’ Conference in Penang. Director and Production Supervisor. 1978.
  11. Bangsawan productions at the following plays at Universiti Sains Malaysia and various venues in Penang, Kedah and Perlis: Laksemana Bentan; Laksemana Mati Dibunuh; Mahsuri; Puteri Bakawali; Raden Mas and Keris Melayu. 1978-9
  12. Shakespeare, Hamlet, a Bahasa Malaysia production by Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. Production Supervisor and Producer. 1979
  13. Sang Kancil Suite, a ballet production by the Oh Eng Sim School of Dancing. Performances in Penang and Bangkok. Technical Director and Lighting Designer. 1979-80.
  14. Manora, a ballet production by the Oh Eng Sim School of Dancing. Penang. Technical Director and Lighting Designer. 1982.
  15. Intisari Pulau Pinang-The Essence of Penang. Royal Command Performance during the visit to Penang of the Yang DiPertuan Agong (King). 1982.
  16. Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex. Uplands International School, Penang. Performance in Penang and Ipoh. Dramaturge and Technical Director. 1988-9.
  17. Regular performances of Mak Yong stories for Akademi Seni Kebangsaan, Ministry of Arts, Culture and Tourism, Kuala Lumpur. 1990-Present.

Apart from playwriting, Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof has been involved in theatre activities in various capacities as producer, director, actor and lighting designer working with local as well as visiting international companies including:

  • Washington Ballet (USA)
  • Bill T. Jones Troupe (USA)
  • Nola Rae Mime Troupe (UK)
  • Sadlers’ Wells Ballet (UK)
  • The Right Size (UK)
  • Chandrabhanu (Australia)
  • Kodo Drums of Japan (Japan)
  • The Bulbul Academy Dance Troupe (Pakistan)
  • Qawwali Performers (Pakistan)
  • Runa Laila Show (Bangladesh)
  • Seraikala Chhau Theatre Academy (India)
  • England-Asia Touring Theatre Company (Hong Kong)
  • Dewa Kosala Rakta Troupe (Bali)
  • Khon Troupe (Thailand)
  • Wayang Kulit Troupe (Bali)
  • University of the Phillipines Dance Compnay (Phillipines)
  • Kathakali Troupe (India)

Film and Documentary

  1. Thaipusam. Focus Films, Penang. Research consultant and scriptwriter. 1971.
  2. Bailey’s Bird. John McCullum Productions Pty Ltd. Consultant casting director and actor. 1978.
  3. Mak Yong. Media Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. Researcher, script writer and consultant. 1978.
  4. Wayang Kulit Siam: The Malay Shadow Play. Media Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. Researcher, script writer and consultant. 1978.
  5. Mak Yong. Documentary made by the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism in conjuncion with the candidature file sent to UNESCO for Mak Yong to be recognized as an item of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Mankind. Script writer.2005.
  6. Mek Ani. Wan’s Production Sdn Bhd. Consultant. 2007-8.

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