Type of work supported

We invite artists and practitioners to respond critically and personally to canonical Singapore classics, lesser known pieces and rarities, reworks and adaptations, and cross-cultural and cross-genres works. We are looking for proposals that:
Demonstrate a unique artist motivation and point of view for their choice of text .
Clearly articulates a research question behind the inquisition.
Work towards a presentation mode that is feasible to fulfill and deliver the response.
The Vault: The TRUE Awards
The TRUE Awards is a devised performance responding to A White Rose at Midnight.Lim Chor Pee's A White Rose at Midnight was first staged sixty years ago by the Experimental Theatre Club at the Cultural Centre Theatre. It centres around disillusioned English-educated scholar Lee Hua Min and his tumultuous relationship with Chinese-educated ex-nightclub singer Ching Mei. Written and staged in the uncertain, volatile years before Singapore became an independent country, A White Rose at Midnight is a humorous,
Start: 1 March 2024

FAQ

What is this Residency about?
 

The Vault safe-keeps Singaporean works dating back to our early theatre years. The platform does not merely document the past but manifests as contemporary responses to these works presented at Centre 42 premises. The Centre invites artists and practitioners to respond critically and personally to canonical Singapore classics, lesser known pieces and rarities, reworks and adaptations, and cross-cultural and cross-genres works.

How do I apply to be a part of The Vault?
 

Given the limited resources, there is no open call for the The Vault Residency. If you wish to be a part of The Vault, or require more information, do email info@centre42.sg and we will get in touch with you to further discuss the project and its possibilities.

Where can I find articles related to the Vault?

With every Vault project, we take the opportunity to educate the public about Singapore theatre. In the lead up to every Vault presentation, we publish a series of articles providing information about:

  • The original Singaporean play(s) the artist is responding to;
  • The playwright of the original play;
  • The context in which the original play was first created and staged;
  • Theatremakers (individuals and groups) relevant to the original play; and
  • The Vault artists and their processes for creating their response.

You may find these articles linked within the relevant webpage for each Vault project.