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  • Announcing the 2024 season of the New Scripts Garage! There'll be two cycles happening in July and November 2024. Find out more here.
  • We're running an Open Call for the next edition of our Playwright's Professional Development Residency. Find out more and apply by 20 March here!
New Scripts Garage
The New Scripts Garage offers dramaturgical support for new scripts through a table read or individual consultation sessions
The Writer-In-Residence is a bespoke scheme supporting experienced mid-career playwrights to further explore their writing development
Playwright's Professional Development Residency
A long-form residency programme for early-career playwrights that prioritises writer development and advocacy for their work
Creation Residency
The Creation Residency is a space for development of original process-drive and text-based work
Co-Lab Residency
The Co-Lab Residency is an artist-driven space for collaborative exploration of text-based practice
The Vault Residency
The Vault documents Singapore Theatre history and manifests as contemporary responses presented at Centre 42 premises
The Vault: Lite Residency
The Vault: Lite is aimed at the creation of contemporary responses to works from the Singapore theatre canon, with an emphasis on experimenting and ideating genre, form and content
Archival Residency
The Archival Residency invites independent artists and collectives to form an archival collection of their own body of work, or someone else’s, over a period of time to create and tell their stories through the archival process

In Residence Now

We Colour People - Archived by Euginia Tan
We Colour People (WCP for short) is a non-profit theatre society that was established in 2008. It was founded by a group of artists who had graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts and understood the difficulty of breaking into the theatre scene at that time - with many companies working mostly with selected practitioners, they chose to come together and begin their collective together. Led by founding member Joanne Ng, who felt that theatre was a powerful tool to approach difficult topics in society, the
Start: February 2024
Playwright's Professional Development Residency 2024 - 2026
The next iteration of the Playwright's Professional Development Residency (PPDR) will run from May 2024 and March 2025. This comes off the back of a joyous year-long pilot run that has helped shape how and why we are holding this residency. Our inaugural residents greatly benefited from the time and space to reflect on their work, the challenge and rigour of this residency, as well as the camaraderie of working as a group. We have been so thrilled and privileged to witness their growth as artists. We are
Start: 1 February 2024
Writer-In-Residence 2023
Playwright Zulfadli Rashid, also affectionally known as Big, joins us as our Writer in Residence from April 2023 to September 2023. This 6-month residency aims to spotlight and platform the Writer in Residence through presentations of his work(s), and engagements with younger writers and the public. As part of the residency, Big will also be participating in the New Scripts Garage, offering dramaturgical support and feedback to scripts from the open call. 
Start: 1 April 2023
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Previous Residency Programmes

In 2020, we reimagined the C42 programme offerings to meet the evolving needs of the theatre landscape. Some of the older residencies and incubation-focused programmes like Basement Workshop and Guest Room have been restructured and rebranded and you can discover them above.

Others, like the Garage, Fellowship and Boiler Room, have ceased or are retired due to a mix of feasibility and financial reasons. Read about each one of them here: