at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Arts, Media and Censorship in Singapore


A Talk by Dr. Loretta Chen, Director, Creative and Business Development of The Activation Group, Singapore

Monday, April 13, 2015
12:00 – 1:30pm

Tokioka Room, Moore Hall 319

Dr. Loretta Chen, one of Asia’s most respected lecturers and a prolific theatre director, presents intriguing vignettes of working in Singapore as a thought leader, media maverick and cultural provocateur. This talk examines the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of censorship in the Confucianist island-state that posits to market itself as a First World democracy whilst espousing regressive censorship laws and regulations. Dr. Chen’s signature no-holds barred interactive seminars enable an intimate understanding of the site/sight of theatre as a form of release and political advocacy.

Speaker Bio

lorettachenA frequent speaker at global conferences on Performance, Arts, Media, Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Loretta is also adjunct faculty in National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological Institute, Lasalle-College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, University of Southern Maine and a Visiting Professor at University of Hawaiʻi. She was also the Artist in Residence at the University of Toronto. She is the best-selling author of Woman on Top: The Art of Smashing Stereotypes and Breaking All the Rules, published by Marshall Cavendish and is a frequent contributor to leading lifestyle and travel magazines.

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