Isaac Tan

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Isaac graduated from the National University of Singapore with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, and he took Theatre Studies as a second major. He started reviewing plays for the student publication, Kent Ridge Common, and later developed a serious interest in theatre criticism after taking a module at university. He is also an aspiring poet and his poems have appeared in Symbal, Eunoia Review, Eastlit, and Malaise Journal.

To top it off, he is equally passionate in acting and flamenco dancing, and hopes to pursue all his passions in equal measure. He blogs infrequently at pre-lude.blogspot.com, while his portfolio and other reviews can be found at www.isaactanbr.com

 

REVIEWS BY ISAAC

“A Playful Take on Uncomfortable Issues”
MAIN2 by Teater Ekamatra
Reviewed on 23 July 2017

“The Memory of Not Watching a Show”
THE MEMORY OF WATER by Wag The Dog Theatre
Reviewed on 4 July 2017

“I Theatre’s Metatheatrical Gamble Shows Promise”
POULTRY TALES by I Theatre
Reviewed on 5 May 2017

“Using the Sandpit as an Agora”
DEAR MISS YE by NUS Chinese Drama
Reviewed on 17 March 2017

“Mixed Feelings”
MIXED by TheatreWorks
Reviewed on 2 March 2017

“Unpolished Delivery Even for a Work-In-Progress”
FOR THE RECORD by CharChey
Reviewed on 17 February 2017

“More Skin In The Game, Please”
FOREIGN BODIES by Skin in SIN
Reviewed on 6 January 2017

“Changes and the Things We Return To”
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE SHOLAY by Checkpoint Theatre
Reviewed on 26 November 2015

“Chinglish’s Mistranslations Test Preconceived Notions”
CHINGLISH by Pangdemonium! Productions
Reviewed on 15 October 2015

“Lovey-Dovey Silliness”
HELLO GOODBYE by Singapore Repertory Theatre
Reviewed on 5 September 2015

“Sepia-Soaked Banality”
QUARTERS குவாட்ரஸ் by Avant Theatre
Reviewed on 19 June 2015

“What is the Point of Confrontation?”
VERSUS by Cake Theatrical Productions
Reviewed on 21 August 2015

“Tribal Triumph”
TRIBES by Pangdemonium! Productions
Reviewed on 5 June 2015

“Tan’s Soul-Searching Play Still Relevant Today”
THE LADY OF SOUL AND HER ULTIMATE ‘S’ MACHINE by Esplanade’s The Studios: fifty
Reviewed on 7 May 2015

“Jeff Chen’s Retelling Mutes Kuo”
DESCENDANTS OF THE EUNUCH ADMIRAL by Esplanade’s The Studios
Reviewed on 3 May 2015

“Tartuffe Entertains in Mandarin”
TARTUFFE by Nine Years Theatre
Reviewed on 5 February 2015

“Circle Sans Transformation”
CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION by Pangdemonium! Productions
Reviewed on 29 January 2015

“Paddy’s Struggle Lives On”
WITH/OUT by Loo Zihan
Reviewed on 14 January 2015

“Lively Romp Through Local History”
DIM SUM DOLLIES: THE HISTORY OF SINGAPORE PART 2 by Dream Academy
Reviewed on 12 December 2014

“Paradise Unfound”
PARADISE by Teater Ekamatra
Reviewed on 7 December 2014

“Gitanjali: A Moving and Poetic Meditation”
GITANJALI by The Necessary Stage
Reviewed on 27 September 2014

“A Faint Pulse with Red”
RED by Blank Space Theatre
Reviewed on 12 July 2014

“Dark Room Sheds Light on Prison Life”
DARK ROOM x8 by Edith Podesta
Reviewed on 5 July 2014

“Lukewarm Reception at Bernarda’s Abode”
THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA by W!ld Rice
Reviewed on 15 March 2014

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