"There is a strong emotional attachment to the sound of Cantonese although I may not fully understand the words. The project is about reconnecting to a relegated language, sound and people." - Neo Kim Seng
"Theatre reviewing has not quite caught up with the quality of some of the more established theatre companies in Singapore's shows." - Christian W. Huber
"I appreciate being given a lot of freedom in terms of personal reviewing interests and writing style." - Jocelyn Chng
"[The Spirits Play] allows audiences to deeper examine and ruminate upon these conditions magnified under the cruel circumstances of war." - Oliver Chong
"Each of the projects I did at Centre 42 came with their unique bundle of challenges and working methods, but every single one of them was a valuable learning experience that I was happy to have. For me, Centre 42…
“I have always believed that specialist feedback and commentary such as theatre reviews are critical for the development of a healthy theatre scene." - Robin Loon
“I want this to be a project that’s meaningful and useful for them, and I’m hoping that they will really take ownership of it." - Hoe Su Fern
"“I want the audience to get some kind of insight about what roles are considered nuanced and complex, and what are considered stock." - Alfian Sa'at
"You can be a bitch, but don't be an unreasonable bitch."
"As with any artistic practice, and I consider theatre criticism to be a practice, the main point of it is in the doing. The programme has allowed me to find my voice as a critic"
"The main challenges have been inaccessible buildings and narrow attitudes and preconceptions towards people with difference." - Kaite O'Reilly
"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.
The 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