Blog

The blog is a place for us to share the stories of theatre practitioners who come to use our space, whether they’re playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, or actors. Through this platform, we hope to document their creative process and provide some behind the scenes insight into the work that they do. Articles posted here are written either by the artists themselves, or by the Centre 42 team.
Interview with Christian W. Huber

Interview with Christian W. Huber

"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
Interview with Jocelyn Chng

Interview with Jocelyn Chng

"I appreciate being given a lot of freedom in terms of personal reviewing interests and writing style." - Jocelyn Chng
Interview with Oliver Chong

Interview with Oliver Chong

"[The Spirits Play] allows audiences to deeper examine and ruminate upon these conditions magnified under the cruel circumstances of war." - Oliver Chong
Farewell… for now

Farewell… for now

"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…
The critical condition

The critical condition

“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
Beyond the classroom

Beyond the classroom

“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
The heart of the matter

The heart of the matter

"“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
Interview with Isaac Tan

Interview with Isaac Tan

"​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"
Interview with Kaite O’Reilly

Interview with Kaite O’Reilly

"The main challenges have been inaccessible buildings and narrow attitudes and preconceptions towards people with difference." - Kaite O'Reilly
Interview with Chong Gua Khee

Interview with Chong Gua Khee

"We hope that HOT POT TALK can be a starting point for conversations, or a way to deepen existing conversations."
Different, but same same

Different, but same same

"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."
ATRC and the Search for a Theatre

ATRC and the Search for a Theatre

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.
Creatures of the night

Creatures of the night

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.
Waterloo walkabout

Waterloo walkabout

“We want people to get involved to uncover the story of different places, and explore how places feed into someone’s identity.” - Charlene Shepherdson
No rest for the wicked

No rest for the wicked

“Technically, it’s our first original work, and it’s pushing the company to do something that’s out of our comfort zone.”
Centre 42 turns three!

Centre 42 turns three!

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.
Interview with Neo Hai Bin

Interview with Neo Hai Bin

"A reviewer’s words provide records for future academics, and also help future readers to understand what the show was about."