Just AZ by GroundZ-0

Start date of Residency
September 2018
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September 2018
September 2018 - August 2019


The Malays and Chinese has its own, and yet intertwined history and relationship between themselves on this little island country – Singapore.

How much do we really know one another? We have friends from the other race but we also harboured prejudices and judgement against the other. We have set ‘set assumptions/ perspectives’ for one another. We judged each other. There is anxiety, friendship, anxiousness, care, angst, tolerance, blame, acceptance, hurt, distrust… throughout our Singapore history and within our daily routine.

How do we manage?

This is a devised play by both collaborators – Alin & Zelda, with the guidance by Alvin Tan (as Director). It is a character-based story aims to explore the complexity of the relationship between the two races in this country. Through this process, the work also hope to further understand and excavate the ‘identities’ of being a Singaporean.

Just AZ was developed under Centre 42's Basement Workshop (now known as the Creation Residency). Read about Basement Workshop here.

Development Milestones

September 2018 - August 2019
In-Residence at Basement Workshop
by Centre 42

1st Phase (September – October 2018)

The first phase of the development focused on research and workshops. The team researched on the theme and brainstormed ideas for the play. In the process of the research and improvisations, the team aimed to find a basic structure of the play.

2nd Phase (13 – 18 August 2019) - Refinement & Structure

After the first phase, the team will review the feedback received. They will make edits to the script, focus on specific issues related to the work and do further research. At the end of second phase, there will be a Work-in-Progress presentation for the team to gather feedback and comments. 


Zelda Tatiana Ng
Cast, Collaborator
Aidli 'Alin' Mosbit
Cast, Collaborator
Alvin Tan