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Centre 42: Creating new works for theatre, documenting the old

Published on Apr 22, 2014 12:54 PM

SINGAPORE - Centre 42 is run by a team of theatre practitioners and administrators - Mr Casey Lim, Mr Robin Loon, Mr Chiu Chien Seen and Ms Michele Lim - who won a three-year contract to run it following the National Arts Council's open call for partners in May last year. The centre's general manager is Ms Karen Loh.

It aims to document, create and promote writing for the theatre, and is funded by the council to the tune of $3.4 million over the next three years.

Part of the backbone of Centre 42 is the creation of new work, which includes The Boiler Room programme. Under this initiative, the centre is holding an open call (closes June 7) for unstaged scripts or ideas for plays.

Shortlisted writers will go through nine to 12 months of incubation, which focuses on a rigorous process of research, construction and writing. They will get to work with professional playwrights and dramaturgs to put up a trial presentation of the work. Interested members of the public as well as industry players will be invited to view the new work and possibly pick it up to be produced.

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