About Campaign

ends 15 Jul 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 and 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 and re-conceptualization. For this iteration, the play is translated into mandarin and will be performed by Taiwanese actors. Additionally, 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 and theatre.

"Translating Pretty Butch" will be presented at Taipei Arts Festival on 11-12 August 2018 as part of Producer List, a program focusing on overseas work. Venue: Taipei Zhongshan Hall.

Bringing the work overseas is not easy. We are operating on a thin budget of $13,400n and are still $5,000 short. Money raised through this campaign pays for travel and production cost to realise the Taiwan staging.

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 theatre development space established in 2014. We are committed to the creation, documentation and promotion of text-based works for the Singapore stage. Occupying a pre-war bungalow along Waterloo Street, we have made this blue house a home for independent artists and collectives; a safe space to trial and create new works; a repository of our local theatre history and resources. The Centre's objectives are: 1.To nurture talent and incubate content, particularly in the area of text-based works and playwriting; 2.To build public awareness and appreciation for Singapore theatre; and 3.To be a focal point for research, documentation and critical discourse on the development of Singapore theatre.

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