Carol Ann Tan ’22

Carol Ann Tan (Cat) (she/her) is a Singapore-born director, writer, and dramaturg. Past directing credits include A View From the Bridge (Brown/Trinity), Warrior Class (The Comrades), Domestic Departure (Haven Theatre), Apartment Complex, Domestic Departure (University of Chicago), as well as staged readings of Mine & Yours (Artemisia Theatre), Dialogue and Rebuttal (Silk Road Rising), Natural Shocks (The Comrades), and Fresh Out the Closet (Asian Improv aRts Midwest). She has assisted John Gawlik on Doubt (The Gift Theatre), Dexter Bullard on Mies Julie (Victory Gardens), and Elly Green on You for Me for You (Sideshow Theatre). As a writer, Cat’s plays include Trump Card, Apartment Complex, and Domestic Departure. Her plays have been performed at Haven Theatre, Other Theatre, Brown/Trinity, North Central College, and the University of Chicago. Domestic Departure was awarded second place for the Olga and Paul Menn Foundation Prize. As a dramaturg, Cat has worked with Writers Theatre, Silk Road Rising, TimeLine Theatre, First Floor Theater, The Comrades, SoloChicago Theatre, Three Cat Productions, and Genesis Theatrical Productions. She is an MFA Directing candidate at Brown/Trinity (expected 2022), an artistic associate with Silk Road Rising, and a 2017/18 Directors Inclusion Initiate at Victory Gardens. carolanntan.comĀ