Writing the play 'Understudy'
About Campaignends 23 Aug 2016, 12 AM
'Understudy' is a new playscript-in-development by a team of seven writers. The collaborative writing project titled 'Project Understudy' is a creative attempt to imagine a fictional present set more than two decades after Tan Tarn How's 1994 play 'Undercover'.
'Project Understudy' was first presented by Centre 42 on 23 May 2016. It was a Process-Presentation where the writers shared their collaborative writing methodology and read excerpts from the 1st draft of the script 'Understudy' to a public audience. For the synopsis and full documentation of this Phase 1 presentation, visit http://centre42.sg/the-vault-project-understudy.
Phase 2 will see a continuation of script development employing the collaborative writing strategies, from September 2016 to March 2017 (estimated 6 months). The goal is to raise enough funds to support the team of writers and editor towards a second draft and a reading in March 2017.
Centre 42 will contribute in terms of venue and technical costs towards the reading.
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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