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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 -…
Video: In the Living Room with Tan Tarn How

Video: In the Living Room with Tan Tarn How

A 4-part video recording of this dialogue with playwright Tan Tarn How, held in the company of a live audience on 8 December 2015. This chat was hosted by thespian Dr Robin Loon.
Video: The Vault: Big Bird and the Cat

Video: The Vault: Big Bird and the Cat

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.
BI(CARA) in residence @ Basement Workshop

BI(CARA) in residence @ Basement Workshop

A new work by Sharda Harrison (Pink Gajah Theatre). Commissioned by the 2016 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival and developed in residence at Centre 42's Basement Workshop. World Premiere 21-24 January 2016, Centre 42 Black Box. Follow the artist's research, documentation…
THE SHAPE OF A BIRD in residence @ Basement Workshop

THE SHAPE OF A BIRD in residence @ Basement Workshop

A new work by playwright Jean Tay. Produced by her newly formed company Saga Seed Theatre; developed in residence at Centre 42's Basement Workshop; and presented by the 2016 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival (15-16 January 2016). Follow the artist's research,…
M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2016 programmes at Centre 42

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2016 programmes at Centre 42

Centre 42 is one of the supporting partners of the 2016 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. With similar goals of developing independent artists, we have given support to five of the Fringe Festival programmes: "BI(CARA)" (New Work), "The Shape of A…
Video: The Vault: How Did You Meet Tina?

Video: The Vault: How Did You Meet Tina?

A 50min video documentation of the performance-presentation "How Did You Meet Tina?", performed by Nora Samosir, Serene Chen and Tan Shou Chen, conceived and directed by Chong Tze Chien. Presented live on 5 December 2015.
Video: The Vault: 汐/Sea

Video: The Vault: 汐/Sea

An 60min video documentation of the performance-presentation "汐/Sea", performed by Serene Chen and Zelda Tatiana Ng, directed by Casey Lim and written by Robin Loon. Original English play "Sea" written by Haresh Sharma in 1997. Presented live on 23 November…
In the Living Room with Tan Tarn How

In the Living Room with Tan Tarn How

Robin Loon invites Singaporean playwright Tan Tarn How to chat about the creation of his plays. | 7 December 2015, 8pm @ Centre 42 Black Box. Free admission |
The Vault: How Did You Meet Tina?

The Vault: How Did You Meet Tina?

A performance-presentation conceived and directed by Chong Tze Chien that traces the legacy of the late Christina Sergeant via archival footage and images as well as recreated interviews with her collaborators, friends, family and students. Performed by Nora Samosir, Serene…
A Halloween Special: Animals in Plays

A Halloween Special: Animals in Plays

Just for Fun! We introduce a selection of plays, staged by local theatre companies and festivals, that have animals in them! Be greeted by our colourful animal friends at Centre 42 this Halloween.
The Vault: 汐/Sea

The Vault: 汐/Sea

A performance-presentation of Haresh Sharma's 1997 play "Sea" alongside Robin Loon's Chinese translation "汐". Performed by Serene Chen and Zelda Ng, in collaboration with Robin Loon and Casey Lim. | 23 November 2015, 8pm @ Centre 42 Black Box. Free…
Video: INTERACT – In the Living Room

Video: INTERACT – In the Living Room

A 2-part video recording of this dialogue with panelists Kok Heng Leun, Koh Choon Eiow and Liu Xiaoyi, held in the company of a live audience on 11 July 2015. This was presented by the M1 Chinese Theatre Festival 2015…
The Vault: Big Bird and the Cat

The Vault: Big Bird and the Cat

An exploration into the metaphors of Kuo Pao Kun's plays. Theatre veteran Margaret Chan revisits four of Kuo's play-texts, refreshes and retells the stories in them. | 12 October 2015, 8pm @ Centre 42 Black Box. Free admission |
Open Call for 2016 Citizen Reviewers

Open Call for 2016 Citizen Reviewers

Join our 2016 Citizens' Reviews programme if you enjoy going to the theatre and penning your observations and opinions in the form of reviews | Application period : 21 September to 30 October 2015 |
The Vault: #3.3 Scale 1:333333.333…

The Vault: #3.3 Scale 1:333333.333…

Three theatre designers, Three unique responses, Three installations, One play-text "Invisibility". The final of the series, "#3.3 Scale 1:333333.333..." is a bold spatial installation by spatial designer Lim Wei Ling | 30 Sep - 2 Oct 2015, 5.00pm - 9.00pm…
Boiler Room Cycle 2015 – Playwrights selected

Boiler Room Cycle 2015 – Playwrights selected

Following from the Open Call in April 2015, we are delighted to welcome on board Boiler Room Cycle 2015 Playwrights: Tan Liting for “B*tch” Nabilah Said for“State Land”. Special thanks goes out to Tan Tarn How and Nelson Chia (Nine…