Centre 42 is presenting two magical nights of free textual adventures and performances, as Late-Night Texting returns as part of the Singapore Night Festival. Following the success of the inaugural edition in 2016, which was attended by over 3,000 people, Late-Night Texting will be held on 25 & 26 August 2017 this year.
A line-up of over 30 performances from seven groups will keep visitors enthralled from 6pm all the way to 11pm on both nights. Whether it’s receiving a customised typewritten poem, watching exciting new short plays performed for the first time, or laughing out loud with a bunch of improv comedians, there’s a whole lot of fun to be had at Late-Night Texting.
This year’s programme line-up sees the return of some familiar names. This includes ONE MIC STAND by destination: INK, who’s back with a night of improvised poetry, stories, and movement. EAT MY SHORTS by Dark Matter Theatrics will be taking to the stage again with more ten-minute short plays written by young local playwrights. We will also be welcoming back the gang from the Proletariat Poetry Factory (PPF) for NIGHT SHIFT, which will see a stable of “poetry factory workers” crafting poems based on words provided by the audience. PPF had previously transformed the blue house into a poetry-making factory in its 2015 Singapore Night Festival event, Alt-Topia.
Independent bookshop BooksActually will be returning as a pop-up store selling a range of books, magazines, and other knickknacks. On top of that, the team will also host a new programme titled BETWEEH THE LINES, where author Tania de Rozario and Daryl Yam will be sharing excerpts from their work.
Venue: Centre 42, 42 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187951
When: 25 - 26 Aug 2017, 6pm - 11pm
By: Centre 42