Yazid Jalil

COUNTRY Singapore

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Yazid is an artist and an arts educator.


He is an alumnus of the Intercultural Theatre Institute (formerly known as the Theatre Training and Research Programme), École Philippe Gaulier, and the University of Essex (NAFA). He was last seen in The Finger Players’ Puppet Origin Stories, as an actor-puppeteer in the show “Ah Ma”.


He has performed in over 50 professional theatrical productions in the last 16 years. Theatrical credits as a performer include, What is Thy Bidding (2020, The Substation / Septfest 2020 Fringe), Displaced Persons' Welcome Dinner (2019, Checkpoint Theatre / Singapore International Festival of Arts), The Dragon's Dentist (2019, Esplanade PLAYtime), Shadows In The Walls (2019, GroundZ-0 / Night To Light Festival), Four Horse Road (2018, The Theatre Practice), Underclass (2018, The Necessary Stage / Drama Box), The Malay Man and His Chinese Father (2018, Akulah Bimbo Sakti / International Theatre Festival of Kerala), Sanctuary (2017, Singapore: The Necessary Stage, Japan: Hanchu-Yuei), from: The Platform (2017, Esplanade Kalaa Utsavam Festival / Chowk Productions), Mark (2017, Singapore International Festival of Arts), Fatimah and Her Magic Socks (2017, Esplanade PLAYtime) and, Itsy - The Musical (2017, The Finger Players).


Yazid was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 11th Life! Theatre Awards for his role in Charged (2011, Teater Ekamatra). He also shares two Best Ensemble Nominations with his cast members for Pretty Things (2012, Patricia Toh / The Substation) and It Won't Be Too Long: The Cemetery (2015, Drama Box / Singapore International Festival of Arts).


When not on stage, Yazid teaches theatre. He has taught in various schools locally and abroad. Teaching credits include National University of Singapore's Temasek Hall, National Tainan University's Impresario, Companion Theatre Troupe (阿伯樂戲工場), Changi Prison's Theatre Arts Programme, Lasalle College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).


Yazid is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Arts Pedagogy and Practice. 

Website: www.yazidjalil.com


Read his Q&A here 

Photo credit: Kar-Wai Wesley (Memphis West Pictures)

Recent works: 

1. Actor, Chomp It!, Short Film (2023, International Film Festival of Rotterdam, Emoumie Pictures)

2. Actor, Pulau, Read (2023, 24-hour Playwriting Competition Read, Theatre Works)

3. Actor, Puppet Origin Stories (2022, The Finger Players)

4. Actor, Playwrights Cove: Oo-Woo (2022, The Necessary Stage)

5. Voice actor, Sacred Guardians: The Audio Drama (2021, tokuAsia Pte Ltd & Asiapac Books)

Last updated: 23 February 2023