OFF CENTRE: A NECESSARY RESOURCE WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY ALVIN TAN, LAREMY LEE AND AKANKSHA RAJA
Off Centre: A Necessary Resource is the much-awaited guide to Off Centre, one of Singapore’s most celebrated plays. This resource guide comprises material that will greatly benefit all educators and students of Off Centre. It features pedagogical notes, insights on the play, as well as a question and answer section with the playwright, Haresh Sharma.
Off Centre made history in 2007 by being the first Singapore play selected by the Ministry of Education to be offered as a GCE O- and N-Level literature text. The play, best remembered for presenting an honest and unflinching look at mental illness and the social prejudices surrounding it, has been back on the syllabus since 2018.
Off Centre: A Necessary Resource also features:
Founder and Artistic Director of The Necessary Stage, Alvin Tan shares his insight on directing and staging Off Centre
Educator Laremy Lee provides a useful guide on approaching narrative, characters, themes, and theatrical and stylistic devices in the play
Journalist Akanksha Raja reflects on her experience studying Off Centre
Off Centre: A Necessary Resource is available at The Necessary Stage and other select bookstores.