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Centre 42 announces first batch of playwrights in Boiler Room programme

Published on Jul 7, 2014 3:38 PM
 
The three scripts written by playwrights (from left) Suzanne Choo, 40, Bryan Tan, 40, and Daniel Chan, 18, will go into development in the inaugural round of Centre 42's Boiler Room initiative. -- ST PHOTO: STEFFI KOH

Predestination and Schrodinger's Cat, the birth of Singapore literature, and a close look at a fictional Singaporean theatre company between 1990 and 2002 - these are the three scripts that will go into development in the inaugural round of Centre 42's Boiler Room initiative.

The three playwrights behind these ideas will go through a rigorous process of research and writing over the next few months as they continue to flesh out their work.

They are: 18-year-old Daniel Chan, one of the youngest applicants, who is currently waiting to enter National Service; Suzanne Choo, 40, who teaches literature at the National Institute of Education; and Bryan Tan, 40, both a theatre practitioner and a legal counsel at a multinational company.

This was announced on Monday at the official opening of the centre, an arts space dedicated to text and writing for the Singapore stage. The guest of honour was Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, who toured the premises at 42 Waterloo Street.

 
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