Corrie is a
writer, editor and researcher from Singapore.
I am currently a doctoral student in Theatre Studies on the joint PhD programme between the National University of Singapore and King's College London, funded by a President’s Graduate Fellowship. I am also contributing editor and resident critic with Arts Equator – a regional arts media company that digs deep into Southeast Asian arts practice and emphasises critical discourse – and have written about performance regularly for The Guardian, The Stage, Exeunt Magazine and The Straits Times.
I am into radical shifts in performance criticism, and redefining the critic as dramaturg, collaborator, archivist, ethnographer and shapeshifter. I savour being with performance over watching performance. In that vein, I have 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. I was most recently on faculty for the Asian Dramaturgs’ Network’s Points of View: Critical Frames for Performance Writing and Making, and involved in the inaugural Asian Arts Media Roundtable that brought together writers and critics from the region. I also run The Intimate Critic.
Things I’m exploring and excavating: new modes of performance criticism; audiences and spectatorship; participatory performance; performance in public spaces and site-specific performance; inter- and multi-cultural work; intimacy, playfulness and vulnerability in writing; and dramaturgical practice.
I graduated from Brown University with a B.A. (Honours) in Literary Arts on a Singapore Press Holdings Journalism Scholarship and hold 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.