"We hope that HOT POT TALK can be a starting point for conversations, or a way to deepen existing conversations."
"People with visible and/or hidden disability are also trees like you and me. We share the same roots embedded in the soil of humanity where we begin and end our mortal journey."
In 1987, a hairstylist created a theatre company. It was called Asia-in-Theatre Research Circus (ATRC), and the hairstylist in question was William Teo, often cited as one of the pioneers of contemporary Singapore English-language Theatre.
Te theatrical magic at Centre 42 usually happens behind closed doors. Once a year, however, we throw open those doors for an after-hours shindig called Late-Night Texting, so that everyone can come and experience that magic for themselves.
“We want people to get involved to uncover the story of different places, and explore how places feed into someone’s identity.” - Charlene Shepherdson
“Technically, it’s our first original work, and it’s pushing the company to do something that’s out of our comfort zone.”
The exterior of our pre-war bungalow doesn’t give much away, but you’d be sorely mistaken if you think that we don’t get up to much on a day-to-day basis – because the real magic is happening behind the scenes.
"Everyone deserves a chance to be treated like a friend."
"I’ve always talked about death. I’m, like, so cool about dying!" - Sharda Harrison
"A reviewer’s words provide records for future academics, and also help future readers to understand what the show was about."
"To me, social separation can feel similar to the death of a loved one in terms of letting go, and seeing someone slowly leave your life. That’s why in the first version, you just see this guy descending into hell…
"Watch, watch and watch performances, and keep writing - there is no shortcut."
"We have three pillars for the company: the reimagining of existing classics, the reinvention of perceptions and notions through original works, and the revival of the Singapore canon."
"It’s a play about body image about humanity, about living in the skin you’re in, or finding a different image or skin."
"I want to ask what would happen if we discover a great Hitler painting. How would that rewrite art history, and how would that rewrite Germany’s history? And if we were to discover that great piece of work, would we…
"For instance, Shaan is hilarious with his comedic monologues and his accents are on-point, Cheyenne does an amazing job combining environmental issues and science with personal narratives and Liy & Z take mirroring duets to a whole new level."
"Our outdoor rehearsals thus far have a guerrilla streak to them, and have attracted curious stares from many passers-by."
"Using music as an emotional weapon, we'll turn happy moments into ones that make your heart burst with unbridled rainbows-and-unicorn joy, and we'll morph sad scenes to heart-wrenching ones that slam your tear-stained face into the pavement repeatedly until there's…
Following the success of Alt-topia – an event conceived by the Poletariat Poetry Factory and hosted by Centre 42 at last year’s Night Festival – we’ve decided to build on that by presenting Late-Night Texting this time. Held for one night only, it…
Try to catch as many shows as you can – even the ones that are not necessarily your thing. This will broaden your perspective on theatre, and it’s also good to provide more coverage to smaller shows.