Corrie is a
writer, editor and researcher from Singapore.
She is currently the guest editor of Arts Equator, an online publication and arts media company that digs deep into Southeast Asian regional arts practice and focuses on arts writing, criticism and 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 also co-organised and adjudicated the annual M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards, which honours excellence in Singapore theatre. She has also written about theatre and performance 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 Writers Festival, the Intercultural Theatre Institute, the School of the Arts (Singapore), Centre 42 and Buds Youth Theatre, among others.
She is especially interested in issues relating to: cultural memory; 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. She speaks and writes fluent English, good Mandarin Chinese, passable Russian and elementary Burmese/Myanmar.