At the Yangon Heritage Trust. (Photo: Lin Sun Oo/Tagu Films)

At the Yangon Heritage Trust. (Photo: Lin Sun Oo/Tagu Films)

 

Corrie is a
writer, editor and researcher from Singapore.

She is currently a doctoral student in Theatre Studies on the joint PhD programme between the National University of Singapore and King's College London. She is also contributing editor and resident theatre critic with Arts Equator, an arts media company that digs deep into Southeast Asian regional arts practice and emphasises critical discourse. Corrie was previously the arts correspondent and theatre reviewer at The Straits Times, Singapore's largest English-language broadsheet, where she covered the performing arts and cultural policy. During her six years with the newspaper, she co-organised and adjudicated the annual M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards, which honours excellence in Singapore theatre. She has also written about performance regularly for The Guardian, The Stage, Exeunt Magazine and BiblioAsia.

Outside of the theatre, Corrie was on the steering committee of Read! Singapore, a nation-wide initiative by the National Library Board to encourage communal reading and discussions of literature. She has taught workshops, given lectures, and moderated panels on the arts, writing and criticism at the National University of Singapore, the Singapore International Festival of Arts, the Singapore Writers Festival, the Intercultural Theatre Institute, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and Centre 42, among others. She was most recently on faculty for Points of View: Critical Frames for Performance Writing and Making, a programme developed by the Asian Dramaturgs Network.

She is especially interested in issues relating to: cultural memory; new modes of theatre criticism; the relationship between the arts and the media; arts censorship; audiences and spectatorship; performance in public spaces and site-specific performance; inter- and multi-cultural work; the body in performance and the policed body; political theatre; and participatory theatres.

Corrie graduated from Brown University with a B.A. (Honours) in Literary Arts on a Singapore Press Holdings Journalism Scholarship and holds an M.A. (Distinction) in Performance & Culture from Goldsmiths, University of London as a recipient of both the National Arts Council Arts Scholarship (Postgraduate) and the Goldsmiths International Scholarship.