Corrie Tan is a writer, editor and researcher from Singapore.
She 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 was part of the judging panel for the annual M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards – the only awards to honour excellence in Singapore theatre. Currently based in London, she writes about theatre for The Guardian, The Stage, Exeunt Magazine, BiblioAsia and Arts Equator.
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; 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 BA (Honours) in Literary Arts on a Singapore Press Holdings Journalism Scholarship and holds an MA 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.