Open Call Information

A platform for Singapore-based early-career directors to showcase their work.

23 May 2022

Start of Open Call

3 Jul 2022

Deadline to submit applications (11:59pm GMT+8)

Mid Aug 2022

Interviews with selected applicants

Early Sep 2022

Notification of results and announcement of the selected participants


TRIP 2022 – 2024 begins

  1. Ages 35 and under.
  2. Identify directing theatre productions as their primary practice.
  3. Have prior experience in directing, of up to five years.
    • Examples of prior experience include directing and staging their own works and/or performing the role of an Assistant Director.

All required documents must be submitted through the online application form by 3 Jul 2022, Sunday, 11.59pm (GMT+8). Please upload all attachments onto a cloud storage platform and share one link in the online form. Incomplete applications will not be considered and application materials cannot be modified after submission.


A full application includes:

  • Biography (400 words or less).

  • CV.

  • Documentation of past work(s), such as production shots, archival videos (preferred), and reviews.

  • A proposal on a work you would like to stage (two to three pages maximum).

    • This proposal will be considered for presentation in the second year of the programme. It should contain your artist statement, a synopsis of the work, information about the work and how you plan to approach or treat it, a proposed cast list and creative team.

    • Your proposal should be for a black box-sized work and a maximum cast of four actors.


The working language of TRIP is English, therefore all information in the application form and supporting documents must be in English, and translations are required for non-English text.


Your details will be stored securely for the purposes of this application and will be used only for the purpose of evaluation for the programme.


We welcome any questions, please email:

If selected, you will be invited to attend an interview consisting of the Resource Panel and Esplanade Programming Team.


You will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • Idea
    Idea is creative and thought-provoking. It should present a well-articulated vision that reflects your artistic practice.

  • Proposal
    Proposal is well-considered, thoughtful and coherent. It should capture your thought process and demonstrate a clear explanation for the approach you would like to take.

  • Feasibility
    Proposal is of a scope and scale that can likely be executed within the parameters listed above. It should demonstrate a grounded understanding of the reality of developing and staging a work.

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