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In the Living Room: Three Children
From how the work was created to what audiences saw onstage, the 1988 TheatreWorks production of Three Children was ahead of its time. The project, jointly led by Krishen Jit and Ong Keng Sen, saw the actors put through three months of rigorous training and devising sessions. When Three Children opened on 11 November, audiences and critics lauded the production’s unconventional, nonlinear storytelling and its bold mix of Chinese opera and Western stage techniques. Thirty years after this landmark product
7 October 2018 | 5:00pm
Black Box, Centre 42

Admission price: Give-What-You-Can
(Cash only, at the door)

Are You Game, Sau(dara)?
“Once upon a time, there were three children…” Three Children gamboled onto stage in 1988 in a landmark Malaysia-Singapore collaboration helmed by Ong Keng Sen, artistic director of Singapore’s TheatreWorks, and Krishen Jit, co-founder of Malaysia’s Five Arts Centre. Written by Malaysian playwright Leow Puay Tin, the production astonished audiences on both sides of the Causeway, with critics calling it “inspired” and “a dramatic masterpiece”. Over three decades later, two arts centres – Five Arts
8 March 2019 | 8:00pm
9 March 2019 | 8:00pm
10 March 2019 | 3:00pm
Centre 42 Black Box

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In the Living Room with Michael Chiang
Michael Chiang. The playwright who began his writing-for-the-stage journey in 1984. 30 years and 10 plays later, he is one of the most familiar names in Singapore and Singapore theatre. Lesser known was his role as editorial director at Mediacorp Publishing (1990 to 2009). With casual chit-chat and open conversations, we go beyond the playwright and his plays to uncover and re-frame themes, obvious and obscure, in his body of work. We invite you to join Michael in our Living Room for a time of refle
30 October 2014 | 8:00pm
Centre 42 Black Box

Admission is free by registration.

Centre 42 is turning SIX on 21 Apr 2020! Come celebrate with us on Zoom with a reading of “WRITES” by Robin Loon – originally performed at our opening – and a toast to mark the occasion.   Our sixth birthday was supposed to have panned out differently. Since we were returning 42 Waterloo Street to the National Arts Council on 1 May, 21 Apr was supposed to be a last hurrah in the blue house before we moved out. Planned with over 20 artists and friends, our sixth birthday would’ve been an evenin
21 April 2020 | 8:00pm
In The Living Room with Juliana Lim
In the Living Room with Juliana Lim was presented on 30 March 2017 in front of a live audience. Juliana Lim, veteran arts manager, chatted with students from Singapore Management University’s (SMU) ACM301 Cultural Policy and Practice class, about cultural policy in Singapore. The students also presented an exhibition of their research on the evolution and influence of cultural policies on present-day practices. In the Living Room with Juliana Lim was presented in par
30 March 2017 | 8:00pm
Black Box, Centre 42
See You Later Party [CANCELLED]
The See You Later (SYL) Party was an event to mark Centre 42’s final days at 42 Waterloo Street before we moved out for renovations for the incoming Arts Resource Hub. The event was to take place on 21 April 2020, to mark the day when we first opened our doors to theatremakers, theatre-going enthusiast and artists from all walks six years prior. The SYL Party was going to be for our community, by our community. In addition to a communal dumpling-making activity and a yard sale (because down-sizing!), we
21 April 2020 | 10:00am

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