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Loretta Chen is a Singaporean theatre director, television presenter, radio personality, author and creative executive. She was the Group Business Development & Creative Director of The Activation Group, a regional creative agency and production house. She is currently based in Honolulu but is Visiting Professor at the School of Leadership and Organisational Studies at the University of Southern Maine.
Chen was the Treasurer of the Association of Singapore Actors (ASA). In 2008, she was selected by the Mayor of the Northwest CDC to sit on the Arts and Culture Committee. In 2009, she was shortlisted as one of the Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) candidates for the Arts in Singapore, though an outspoken gay and human rights activist.[better source needed]
Chen studied at Anglo-Chinese Junior College and graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies. She completed her master's degree at Royal Holloway, University of London. She began doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) but transferred to NUS, graduating with a PhD in Theatre (Critical Theory).[better source needed]
- Woman On Top: The Art of Smashing Stereotypes & Breaking All the Rules. Marshall Cavendish. 2014. ISBN 9789814516310.