About Campaign

ends 12 Aug 2018, 11:59 PM
"Pretty Butch" is a play about masculine people. Featuring 5 different characters who are neither manly or womanly enough, it takes a look at the pressures of society's gender expectations on everyday people. After a sold-out run at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2017, Playwright & Director Tan Liting will now further develop this play, taking the discussion of gender identity beyond the cultural context of Singapore.

"Translating Pretty Butch" is her current project endeavoring to bring the play to a different audience through translation & re-conceptualization. For its first iteration, the play is translated into mandarin & performed by Taiwanese actors. Documentary photographer Charmaine Poh will aim to capture feminine masculinity in Taiwan as a response to Liting's writing. This installation-play hopes to challenge gender perceptions through the interaction of visual art & theatre.

"Translating Pretty Butch" will be presented at Taipei Arts Festival on 11-12 Aug'18 as part of Producer List, a program focusing on overseas work.

Bringing the work overseas is not easy. We are operating on a thin budget of $13,400 & are still $5,000 short. Money raised through this campaign pays for the Singaporean team's travel & production cost to realise its first Mandarin staging. Thereafter, the play will be performed by a local cast in SG.

Thank you for being our underwire! Your support & positivity will help us bring Pretty Butch to the world!

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About the Charity

Centre 42 is a small and nimble team committed to the creation, documentation and promotion of text-based works for the Singapore stage. Our mission is to:
+ nurture talent and incubate content of text-based works for the stage;
+ build public awareness and appreciation for Singapore theatre; and
+ be a focal point for research, documentation and critical discourse on the development of Singapore theatre.


Every contribution enables us to continue developing Singapore's theatre ecosystem through our myriad of programmes and initiatives that support independent artists and arts groups. As a direct grant recipient of the National Arts Council for FY2020-22, we are partially funded for our work. We still need to raise at least 45% of our annual operations costs in order to sustain year on year.

This year, our SMALL WAYS TO 42K fundraising campaign aims to raise $42,000 by March 2023. Here are three Small Ways you can journey with us to get there:
1. Be a Monthly Champ (Subscribe & donate via this page)
2. Back a C42 Project (Pick a campaign project & donate via that fundraiser page)
3. Support us through our Brand Partners (Check out our partners on C42's website)

For more info on each of these Small Ways, visit www.centre42.sg/smallwaysto42k2022


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