Citizens’ Reviews

Interview with Christian W. Huber

Interview with Christian W. Huber

"Theatre reviewing has not quite caught up with the quality of some of the more established theatre companies in Singapore's shows." - Christian W. Huber
Interview with Jocelyn Chng

Interview with Jocelyn Chng

"I appreciate being given a lot of freedom in terms of personal reviewing interests and writing style." - Jocelyn Chng
Interview with Isaac Tan

Interview with Isaac Tan

"​As with any artistic practice, and I consider theatre criticism to be a practice, the main point of it is in the doing. ​The programme has allowed me to find my voice as a critic"
Citizens’ Reviews 2018: Frequently-Asked-Questions

Citizens’ Reviews 2018: Frequently-Asked-Questions

1. Who is the Citizens’ Reviews programme for? The programme is suitable for aspiring theatre critics who have good knowledge of the local theatre scene, possess an open and critical mind, and who are strong writers with some experience in…
Open Call for 2018 Citizen Reviewers

Open Call for 2018 Citizen Reviewers

Join our 2018 Citizens' Reviews programme if you enjoy writing about theatre performances and are looking to sharpen your reviewer’s voice! | Application period : 1 to 22 October 2017 |
Interview with Neo Hai Bin

Interview with Neo Hai Bin

"A reviewer’s words provide records for future academics, and also help future readers to understand what the show was about."
Open Call for 2017 Citizen Reviewers

Open Call for 2017 Citizen Reviewers

Join our 2017 Citizens' Reviews programme if you enjoy going to the theatre and penning your observations and opinions in the form of reviews | Application period : 12 October to 6 November 2016 |
Tips for Writing a Review

Tips for Writing a Review

Try to catch as many shows as you can – even the ones that are not necessarily your thing. This will broaden your perspective on theatre, and it’s also good to provide more coverage to smaller shows.
剧评写作讲座 Writing Theatre Reviews, by Liu Xiaoyi

剧评写作讲座 Writing Theatre Reviews, by Liu Xiaoyi

Citizens’ Reviews 2016 Chinese Editor Liu Xiaoyi conducted a series of 4 introductory seminars on “Writing Theatre Reviews”. Glean some insights about the craft of writing reviews and pick up practical tips from Xiaoyi in these topical areas: Seminar 1 | 观看 Watching…

Citizens’ Reviews: Frequently-Asked-Questions

1. Who determines the type of productions to be reviewed? And what is the criteria for the selection of productions for reviewing? Centre 42 puts together a list of upcoming theatre productions for Citizen Reviewers to select from, on a…
Open Call for 2016 Citizen Reviewers

Open Call for 2016 Citizen Reviewers

Join our 2016 Citizens' Reviews programme if you enjoy going to the theatre and penning your observations and opinions in the form of reviews | Application period : 21 September to 30 October 2015 |

Reviewing theatre with Clarissa Oon

In this series of audio interviews, Clarissa Oon speaks about the ins and outs of reviewing theatre in relation to the performing arts scene in Singapore. Hear about the challenges of being a critical observer and pick up quick tips…

Critical writing for theatre with Matthew Lyon

In this series of audio interviews, Matthew Lyon discusses writing critically for theatre and his experience as a reviewer and editor of The Flying Inkpot, an online theatre review journal. Matthew Lyon also teaches Theatre at the School of the…