carol ann tan theatre director writer chicago

I’m a Singapore-born theatre artist who will be moving to Providence, RI in the fall to begin pursuing an MFA in directing from Brown University/Trinity Rep.

My work broadly focuses on narratives featuring marginalized individuals. I take special interest in perspectives on race and immigration, particularly those concerning the Asian diaspora.

I’m committed to increasing the representation of underserved communities in both onstage and offstage roles by telling stories that prioritize theatrical immediacy and emotional truth.