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Loretta Chen (born 2 December 1976), is a Singaporean theatre director, television presenter, radio personality and author. 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.[1] She is also Adjunct Professor in Argosy University and University of Hawaii (Leeward).


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. She was however not selected because of her liberal stance.[2]Template:Better source

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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).[3]Template:Better source

Chen has two older brothers, the elder of whom is former actor Edmund Chen. Their brother Eric, a businessman, also works in production.[4]Template:Better source


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