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 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

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.
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."
Interview with Darryl Lim

Interview with Darryl Lim

"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…
Interview with Adeeb Fazah

Interview with Adeeb Fazah

"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."
Interview with Tan Liting

Interview with Tan Liting

"It’s a play about body image about humanity, about living in the skin you’re in, or finding a different image or skin."
Interview with Chong Tze Chien

Interview with Chong Tze Chien

"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…
Interview with Charlene Shepherdson

Interview with Charlene Shepherdson

"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."
Interview with Thong Pei Qin

Interview with Thong Pei Qin

"Our outdoor rehearsals thus far have a guerrilla streak to them, and have attracted curious stares from many passers-by."
Interview with The Improv Company

Interview with The Improv Company

"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…
Interview with Marcia Vanderstraaten

Interview with Marcia Vanderstraaten

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…
Tips for Writing a Review

Tips for Writing a Review

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.