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(Documentation) Becoming Mother

(Documentation) Becoming Mother

The Vault: Becoming Mother was presented on 19 March 2017. Dance practitioners and researchers Dr. Nidya Shanthini Manokara and Jocelyn Chng presented the findings of their research into motherhood, dance and text, in a devised performance, and an exhibition. A 60-minute recording of the…
(Video) Dancing the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

(Video) Dancing the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Vault: Dancing the Good, the Bad and the Ugly was presented on 24 February 2017 in front of a live audience. Contemporary dance artist Lee Mun Wai presents his artistic response to the works of playwright Elangovan, specifically the three banned plays Talaq, Smegma,…
FOR THE RECORD in residence @ Basement Workshop

FOR THE RECORD in residence @ Basement Workshop

For the Record is a three-part documentation project comprising a spoken-word performance, an exhibition, and a manuscript. The project explores the Eurasian identity in a time of great flux and online instances of xenophobia. How do Eurasians fit into the future of Singapore…
UNDER MY SKIN in residence @ Basement Workshop

UNDER MY SKIN in residence @ Basement Workshop

Under My Skin is a new work by Alessandra Fel, a Lecoq-trained physical theatre performer, director and teacher. The work began as an exploration into depression, a subtle illness almost invisible to others and even to ourselves. It exists and creeps under our skin until…
Open Call for 2017 Citizen Reviewers

Open Call for 2017 Citizen Reviewers

Join our 2017 Citizens' Reviews programme if you enjoy going to the theatre and penning your observations and opinions in the form of reviews | Application period : 12 October to 6 November 2016 |
Video – The Vault: Leng-Geh-Mng

Video – The Vault: Leng-Geh-Mng

The Vault: Leng-Geh-Mng  龍牙門 was presented in the company of an audience on 16 July 2016. Leng-Geh-Mng (“Dragon’s Tooth Gate”) is a comedy which spoofs the conventions of pugilistic films set in ancient China. This play was written by playwrights Lee Shyh Jih…
Documentation – The Vault: Distilling the Dance

Documentation – The Vault: Distilling the Dance

The Vault: Distilling the Dance was presented from 2-6 July 2016. Distilling the Dance was a multi-format presentation seeking to present dance beyond the frame of performance. Singapore-based independent interdisciplinary artist Kiran Kumar created four configurations of movement, text and image: an essay-performance,…
M.O.E. in residence @ Basement Workshop

M.O.E. in residence @ Basement Workshop

Micromanage Overwork Exasperate Micromanage Overwork Exasperate (MOE) is based on interviews done with teachers regarding their teaching experiences in the Singapore education system. It will be staged in September 2016 by the theatre collective Dark Matter Theatrics, which aims to…
PROJECT MEN in residence @ Basement Workshop

PROJECT MEN in residence @ Basement Workshop

PROJECT MEN Project Men (working title) is a new work exploration that came out of a collaboration between two independent artists Neo Hai Bin and Chong Woon Yong. This work explores the Singaporean male identity, using the National Service as a…
Video: Corrie Tan in the Living Room with Alfian Sa’at

Video: Corrie Tan in the Living Room with Alfian Sa’at

Corrie Tan in the Living Room with Alfian Sa’at was presented on 17 August 2016 in front of a live audience. Arts writer and former Straits Times theatre critic Corrie Tan sits down in our Living Room with Singaporean playwright Alfian Sa’at to chat…
Boiler Room Cycle 2016 – Playwrights selected

Boiler Room Cycle 2016 – Playwrights selected

Following from the Open Call in April 2016, we are delighted to welcome on board Boiler Room Cycle 2016 Playwrights:             The playwrights will now embark on putting their new works through a phased incubation…
The Vault: Leng-Geh-Mng 龍牙門

The Vault: Leng-Geh-Mng 龍牙門

A performance-presentation revisiting the first martial arts production in Singapore theatre of the same title. Under theatre-maker Zelda Tatiana Ng's direction and alongside some of the original cast members, Leng-Geh-Mng is retold in the format of a radio play refreshed…
Video: The Vault: Project Understudy

Video: The Vault: Project Understudy

An 8-part video recording of the Lecture-Performance, first presented in front of a live audience on 22 September 2014. "Nineteen Sixty-Four" is the Centre's inaugural iteration of The Vault programme series.
The Vault: Distilling the Dance

The Vault: Distilling the Dance

A curatorial experiment in presenting dance beyond the frame of performance. Conceived by Kiran Kumar as part of his dance research practice and response to the audio archives of spell #7. This is an investigation of the performer's and audience's…
The Vault: Project Understudy

The Vault: Project Understudy

A process presentation conceived by Dr Robin Loon and organised by NUS Thespis, The Vault: Project Understudy revisits Tan Tarn How's "Undercover" and reimagines its sequel set in 2016 through a collaborative writing creation process. Written by Olivia Vong, Eugene…
DARK ROOM in residence @ Basement Workshop

DARK ROOM in residence @ Basement Workshop

The second iteration of Dark Room was developed in residence at Centre 42's Basement Workshop. Commissioned by Esplanade Presents The Studio. 28 April to 1 May 2016. Follow the artist's research, documentation and rehearsal progress here.
Open Call for Boiler Room 2016 Playwrights!

Open Call for Boiler Room 2016 Playwrights!

Into its third cycle in 2016, Boiler Room is a project-specific content creation incubation programme for playwrights. We aim to customise a developmental process that is appropriate to the creators and their ideas/work, and put through a comprehensive process of…
Asian Dramaturgs’ Network Symposium 2016

Asian Dramaturgs’ Network Symposium 2016

Centre 42 is the main organising partner for the new Asian Dramaturgs’ Network (ADN). A 2-day symposium of free public talks and closed-door dialogues marks the launch of this platform. This event is co-presented by Centre 42 and Esplanade -…