This is a by-invite event. We welcome anyone interested to register to be on our guest list. Confirmation of seats will be emailed to you closer to the event date.
Headline Acts is a fun and informal reading series open to writers of all experience levels wishing to showcase plays or scenes. The only rule is, each work is a short (10-15 minutes) dramatic pieces that respond to recent headlines.
Each edition of Headline Acts will be "headlined" by a guest writer, and the remaining 3 acts selected via open call on a first-come-first served basis.
The Open Call period has closed on 15 December 2022, and we are pleased to announce the 3 shortlisted acts are:
The inaugural January 2023 edition will be headlined by guest writer Jo Tan.
This is a closed-door, by-invite event. If you are interested to attend, please register via the link/form here.
The session was opened by the host of the evening, Lucas Ho. Joel Tan, the Creative Associate with Centre 42 for New Writing Development Programmes, was invited to introduce what Headline Acts was all about. Four playwrights were selected to have their works read on the evening.
To keep with the style of a 'scratch-night' event, lots were drawn to determine the order of presentation for the four playwrights. The order of presentation for the playwrights were: Cheryl Ho, Mary Tay, Edward Eng and Jo Tan.
The evening ended after a successful presentation of all the acts.
Check out our Facebook album for more photos and details of the night!
[CLOSED - The application window for the Open Call has closed on 11 Dec, 5pm as we have filled all 3 slots.]
There are only 3 slots for the January 2023 Headline Acts edition, and selection is on a first-come-first-served basis. We will close the application window once we’ve filled all 3 slots.
To sign up as a writer/performer
Participants will rehearse and present their work independently. Centre 42 will only provide a $100 honorarium towards covering any associated costs, e.g. honoraria for readers, a director, etc.
Keep things simple, if you can! This is a very small scale reading event, with very little time on the day for rehearsal. We cannot support elaborate, tech-heavy set-ups.
10 Dec (12pm) - 15 Dec 2022 (12pm):
19 Dec 2022:
20 Dec 2022 - 19 Jan 2023: