Clarissa Oon

Arts writer and editor (Singapore)

Clarissa Oon is an arts writer and editor from Singapore. She is currently head of communications and content at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, where she is developing Esplanade Learn (, a features and education site on the performing arts. Her columns and reviews have appeared in The Straits TimesArtReview Asia and s/pores, and she is the author of Theatre Life! (2001), a book on the history of Singapore’s English-language theatre. She was previously a journalist with The Straits Times, holding various positions from Beijing-based China correspondent to arts editor. Clarissa holds a Masters with Distinction in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths College, London, and a First Class Honours in English Literature from the National University of Singapore.