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A Work-In-Progress reading of “Social Distancing Ambassadors” By Zulfadli Rashid (Big) | SIFA 2024
During the pandemic, Norah's career pause from the airline industry led her to embrace the role of a Social Distancing Ambassador, offering stability amidst her father's conspiracy theories. Teaming up with Brayden, they navigate pandemic challenges alongside Norah's father, Haji Razali, while forming unexpected bonds. Experience their journey through this work-in-progress, "Social Distancing Ambassadors (SDA)" - a dramatic reading followed by an artist-audience dialogue.This play is written by our out
31 May 2024 | 7:00 - 8:00pm
1 June 2024 | 4:30 - 5:30pm
Black Box, Stamford Arts Centre

Admission: Free with $20 Refundable Deposit

Headline Acts: Tomorrow's News | SIFA 2024 Edition
In line with the festival theme, which explores various futures – known, unknowable, imminent, and already-here – we are inviting playwrights to dream up their own headlines from the future, and write pieces in response to them! Headline Acts: Tomorrow’s News is a fun and informal showcase of new short plays, open to writers of all experience levels wishing to respond to a given prompt. The public open call for playwrights to submit their play ideas and Headline titles ran from 20 February to 11 March
1 June 2024 | 9:45 - 10:45pm
Black Box, Stamford Arts Centre

Admission: Free with $20 Refundable Deposit

The Vault: Desert Blooms
After a riveting first staging in 2019, Desert Blooms - The Dawn of Queer Singaporean Theatre  by Ng Yi-Sheng makes a triumphant return with a restaging at the Wild Rice Theatre in Funan for one show only. Restaged in conjunction with Centre 42’s 10th Anniversary, Desert Blooms is a lecture-performance that recounts the history of queer and queer-allied voices in Singapore theatre during the tumultuous decade of 1985-1995, showcasing the works of playwrights such as Eleanor Wong, Russell Heng
30 June 2024 | 3:00 - 5:00pm
Wild Rice Theatre

By invitation only. Refer to section:" Reserving your Seat" for more information.

Open Call - Continental Drift: Connecting Asia-Europe Dramaturgies
What are the consonances between dramaturgical thinking and doing in Europe and Asia? How might these produce collaborations that span the social, political, environmental and cultural urgencies of two dramatically differing continents and contexts? What might a resulting community of practice look like?Continental Drift: connecting Asia-Europe dramaturgies invites practitioners from both regions to embark on a collaborative journey together, culminating in a week-long gathering in the cities of Prague and
15 June - 12 December 2024 | 4:00 - 11:59pm
Ten years ago, on 21 April 2014, Centre 42 first opened its doors to the public. Over the past decade, we've run programmes and residencies that have brought hundreds of practitioners through our doors. We've supported many artists and collectives, and built a community that believes in our mission to support the creation, documentation and promotion of Singapore theatre. 2024 marks our 10th Anniversary, and we're celebrating it throughout the year with a series of programmes and events that celebrate
1 January - 31 December 2024 | 12:00am - 11:59pm
Centre 42