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  • IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Since August 2022, we have been running a new suite of residency programmes supporting playwrights and new writing development. Find out more about the New Writing Development Programmes here!
  • We're at the halfway mark for the Playwright's Professional Development Residency! Check out what's been cooking for the residency in a sharing session Playwrights and their F*ck You Plays on 23 February 2023, 7.30pm here!
New Scripts Residency
The New Scripts Residency 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

Playwright's Professional Development Residency Pilot 2022-2023
The pilot version of the Playwright’s Professional Development Residency will support four early-career playwrights who will undergo a one-year journey together as a cohort with Programme Leader Joel Tan. We are thrilled to announce the four inaugural residents:
Start: 1 September 2022
Writer-In-Residence 2022/23
Our inaugural Writer-in-Residence Michelle Tan joins us from mid-August 2022 to mid-March 2023. This 6-month residency aims to spotlight and platform the Writer in Residence through presentations of her work(s), and engagements with younger writers and the public. As part of the residency, Michelle will also be participating in the New Scripts Residency, offering dramaturgical support and feedback to scripts from the open call. 
Start: 15 August 2022
Potty 趴地 by ZOBO Company
Our arts collective ZOBO Company is made up of a group of young artists (Ella Wee, Teoh Jieyu, Vanessa Poh, Wang Ying Bei, Chng Yikai, Lim Ci Xuan) who are interested in having conversations about social issues with movement, visuals and non-conventional staging. The collective came together in Sept 2021 for the first phase of this joint project, marking a beginning of another journey after the graduation of ARTivate Batch 3, a three year youth training program by Drama Box, which most of our members have b
Start: June 2022
Something-Something Working Group
The Something-Something Working Group is Shawn Chua, Corrie Tan, Chong Gua Khee and Deanna Dzulkifli. Our hope is to imagine and prototype new paradigms and infrastructures for knowledge production, artistic practice and their contingent entanglements. We are currently playing with an adaptation of the Hologram (thehologram.xyz)—a feminist, peer-to-peer framework and practice that redistributes the labour and ethics of caregiving. We have experimented with this framework at Dance Nucleus’ SCOPE#12 platform.
Start: June 2022
Under by Ang Hui Bin & Lee Shyh Jih
Amidst the seemingly never ending daily grind of city dwelling, the past caught up with a widowed man and a widowed woman in their twilight years. Reunited after decades in separate marriages, they found themselves confronted with an emotion tsunami surging from suppressed trembles in yesteryears. Can they make up for the lost time? Can they find peace before their flesh perish? UNDER is a closeup study of non verbal communications between the hearts through the lens of video framing, at times w
Start: 15 December 2021
Main Tulis Group
Main Tulis Group (MTG) is Singapore’s only collective that works on developing English and Malay plays. The emphasis is on “main” and “tulis”—writing organically, without restrictions—while also being about playwriting as a craft. The group organises regular readings of works-in- progress and is known for its dramatised readings showcase ETA : 9 MIN at Centre 42’s yearly event, Late-Night Texting. MTG also partners with institutions such as the Esplanade and the National University of Sing
Main Tulis Group
Start: February 2021
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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: