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Clarissa Oon is a writer and former journalist from Singapore who has researched and analysed performance, literary and popular culture in the country for over two decades. Currently a content producer at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, she was previously a journalist at The Straits Times and is the author of a book on Singapore English-language theatre. She continues to contribute to essay anthologies as well as Asia Pacific media titles, and was a keynote speaker at the inaugural Asian Arts Media Roundtable organised by ArtsEquator in 2019.

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The frenemy’s handshake: The Singapore Trilogy as political theatre

My phone vibrated one night, with a notification that Singapore political party Workers’ Party (WP) was premiering a live video on Instagram. Curious, I tuned in – digital and social media being the default, on-tap mode of infotainment during the pandemic. It turned out to be an “office tour”, via live video feed, of LO […]

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Podcast 90: Critics Live: The Year of No Return by The Necessary Stage at SIFA 2021

Singapore critics Clarissa Oon, Lee Shu Yu, Nabilah Said and Naeem Kapadia discuss The Year of No Return by The Necessary Stage, presented at Singapore International Festival of the Arts (SIFA). The performance took place from 21-22 May 2021 at Victoria Theatre, and from 5-20 June via video on demand. Critics Live! is a critics-led

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