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 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.
谈空间: Reflections by Neo Hai Bin

谈空间: Reflections by Neo Hai Bin

有时候,我们会轻易地说:没有钱,怎么做戏?没有空间,怎么做戏?但反过来想:就算金钱唾手可得、资源唾手可得、整个剧场界都愿意伸出援手帮你,你到底有多大的信念去搞戏剧呢?
Interview with Nessa Anwar

Interview with Nessa Anwar

In this interview, playwright and performer Nessa Anwar tells us about her work and her process in "Riders Know When It’s Gonna Rain", a play that represents the two great loves in her life: motorbikes and theatre.
Reflections by Tan Liting

Reflections by Tan Liting

16 Sep 2016, discussing and reflecting on her Boiler Room journey: *Liting’s play was retitled Suit at this juncture.   28 June 2016, recalling the key milestones of her Boiler Room journey:   21 March 2016, on the Research and Construction Phase…
Reflections by Nabilah Said

Reflections by Nabilah Said

16 July 2016, recalling the key milestones of her Boiler Room journey: 20 March 2016, on the Research and Construction Phase of her Boiler Room journey: The Boiler Room programme, for me, could not have come at a better time.…
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…