Corrie Tan caught up with award-winning British theatre critic Lyn Gardner when she was in Singapore last month from 24 to 28 January, before they both appeared on ArtsEquator’s public panel discussion on Theatre Reviews: Last Word or the Start of a Conversation, together with Sean Tobin and Alfian Sa’at.
Tune into the interview below, where Lyn shares more about her personal and professional background; her beginnings as a reviewer amid the burgeoning “first wave” of female playwrights in the 1980s and the dominance of male reviewers in the theatre landscape during this period; the evolution of theatre criticism and of the role of critics with the emergence of the Internet.
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Corrie Tan 陳霖靈 is an arts practitioner and researcher from Singapore. She is interested in and works at the intersection of care ethics, collaborative performance practices, and new articulations of arts criticism and writing in Southeast Asia. Her roles shapeshift depending on the context, but she is often an archivist, facilitator and companion to the artists and projects she works with and on. Corrie is completing her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies on the joint degree programme between King’s College London and the National University of Singapore on a President’s Graduate Fellowship. She is associate editor and resident critic with ArtsEquator, assistant editor with independent academic collective AcademiaSG, and is serving on the Future Advisory Board (FAB) of Performance Studies international (PSi). www.corrie-tan.com