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.
Reflections by Dora Tan

Reflections by Dora Tan

Reflections on the process and the Guest Room experience. By Dora Tan, 12 October 2015 Development process Compared to my other plays, The Blind Circus went through a relatively short gestation period – Just one year. In early 2014, I…
Reflections on The Vault: #3 three

Reflections on The Vault: #3 three

The Vault: #3 three revisits Quah Sy Ren’s Invisibility through the eyes of theatre design collective INDEX. We asked the three INDEX designers to reflect on the conceptualisation and development of their works in this design-centred series. A short summary video of the…
Reflections by Nidya Shanthini Manokara

Reflections by Nidya Shanthini Manokara

12 September 2015, Reflections and Refractions. On Phase 1 of the Dramaturg Apprenticeship Programme under The Garage: “Functioning as a critic and commentator within a production, the dramaturg is a highly valuable resource-without agency to dictate change. Embarking on this…
Reflections by Nandabalan Panneerselvam

Reflections by Nandabalan Panneerselvam

2 September 2015, on Phase 1 of the Dramaturg Apprenticeship Programme under The Garage: “I began my apprenticeship both with excitement as well as some trepidation, mainly because I assumed I would be treading unfamiliar territory. Instead, I discovered that…
Reflections by Olivia Vong

Reflections by Olivia Vong

26 August 2015, on Phase 1 of the Dramaturg Apprenticeship Programme under The Garage: “Phase 1 of The Garage, has been fulfilling thus far –despite my initial trepidation of coming into this programme as one of the youngest, and possibly most…
Reflections by Wang Liansheng

Reflections by Wang Liansheng

30 August 2015, on Writing for Dramaturgy, part of the Dramaturg Apprenticeship Programme under The Garage: “I remembered the very first question Dr Loon asked at the first session of The Garage was, “What do you think Dramaturgy is”? At…
Reflections by Suzanne Choo

Reflections by Suzanne Choo

12 April 2016, thoughts about wrapping up her Boiler Room journey:   23 April 2015, on the Writing and Review Phase of her Boiler Room journey: “I started writing at the beginning of January but realized that as I wrote,…
Reflections by Bryan Tan

Reflections by Bryan Tan

29 May 2016, thoughts about wrapping up his Boiler Room journey:   28 October 2014, on the Research Phase of his Boiler Room journey: “I pull on a loose thread; and a tapestry starts to unravel. It began with three…
Reflections by Daniel Chan

Reflections by Daniel Chan

19 May 2016, thoughts about wrapping up his Boiler Room journey:   16 April 2015, on the Writing and Review Phase of his Boiler Room journey: “I had left the script untouched for 2 months after submitting the script for…
Reflections about the creation process of NINETEEN SIXTY-FOUR

Reflections about the creation process of NINETEEN SIXTY-FOUR

We asked the two key artist-collaborators Nora Samosir and Serene Chen about their personal responses to The Vault, its concept and the working process. Hear their reflections and views about working on the Centre's inaugural iteration of The Vault programme…