About Us

Deanne believes in the three critiques: critique of self, critique of others, and critique of art. On weekdays, she receives lots of critiques about herself, which she never fails to critically evaluate. On weekends and evenings, she expends her energies on critiques of art. Whenever the opportunity arises, she will critique others. Deanne earns her keep as a policy analyst at MINDEF. She likes most things modern and some things American - more in terms of its art than its foreign policy.

Deanne Tan's Reviews


Avenue Q (Deanne Tan)
The Vagina Monologues by Zebra Crossing
Love's Labour's Lost by The Young Co.
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice by British Theatre Playhouse


Deanne's Picks of 2007

About Khon by Lifework Dance Company
120 by TheatreWorks
Happy Endings: Asian Boys Vol. 3 by W!ld Rice
Dim Sum Dollies: The History of Singapore by Dream Academy
Beijing Ren by People's Art Theatre
Everything But The Brain by ACTION Theatre
Immortalx by The Theatre Practice
Memory - Human Remains by Collective Mayhem


Deanne's Picks of 2006

Pulau produced by Adrian Tan
A Bedfull of Foreigners by British Theatre Playhouse
Dance Me to the End of Love by theatre du pif
Death and the Maiden by Escape Theatre Limited
Educating Rita by Tour de Force Theatre
Cursive by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan


Modern Dance for Beginners by Escape Theatre Limited
Theremin - Ether Music and World History by Hotel Pro Forma
by National Theatre Company of China

Boeing Boeing by W!ld Rice
What Big Bombs You Have!!! by The Necessary Stage
by Shane Thio and Kuo Jing Hong


Private (Partly) - House of Flying Chestnuts by Stages
The Vagina Monologues by The Arts House and The New Voice Company

Reviewers' Individual Archives
Stephanie Burridge
Fong Li Ling
Kenneth Kwok
Matthew Lyon
Ma Shaoling
Musa Fazal
Nadia Bte Ibrahim
Ng Yi-Sheng
Deanne Tan
Marcus Tan
Malcolm Tay
Vivienne Tseng
Amos Toh

Ratings out of 5, based on Practitioner's Vision / Reviewer's Response: ***** = Transcendent / Rapturous;
**** = Crystal / Appreciative; *** = Transmitted / Thoughtful; ** = Vague / Unsatisfied; * = Uncommunicated / Mystified.