Yazid Jalil

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Yazid graduated from the Intercultural Theatre Institute (formerly known as the Theatre Training and Research Programme). Yazid also received theatre training in France at the École Philippe Gaulier and also trained under the Singapore Repertory Theatre's youth wing, the SRT Young Company.

He freelances as an actor, movement practitioner and multidisciplinary artist. He has performed in over 30 professional theatrical productions in the last twelve years.

Recent theatrical works include: 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, including having coached students from National University of Singapore (Temasek Hall) and the National Tainan University. Most recently, he was engaged to teach movement and physical theatre at the Theatre Arts Programme as part of the rehabilitative process of Changi Prison inmates.


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