Centre 42 is a theatre development space committed to the creation, documentation and promotion of Singapore theatre, particularly in text-based works. SIFA has worked with Centre42 in past editions to activate their resources and incubation efforts. Examples include the Four Decades exhibition of SIFA ephemera (SIFA2018), Asian Dramaturgs’ Network Conference (SIFA2019).
Centre 42 is a non-profit arts organisation with IPC status committed to the creation, documentation and promotion of text-based works for the Singapore stage.
As a theatre development space and intermediary, we incubate original writings for the stage, support the development of artists and new works, and manage a functional archive documenting the histories and processes of Singapore theatre.
Centre 42 is developed in collaboration with the National Arts Council Singapore (NAC), and officially opened in 2014. It is currently supported by the NAC for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023.
Visit www.centre42.sg for more information about residences, programmes and the C42 Archive of SG Theatre.
Coming up at SIFA
SIFA X : there is no future in nostalgia
Centre 42 presents a collection of new performances devised by its resident artists and invited guests. Titled “there is no future in nostalgia,” after Arthur Yap's iconic poem about the fatigue of urban renewal, we invite artists to consider the tensions between new and old, the technocratic and the civic—and consider how they come to bear on the art of theatre-making.