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Jolie Tong

Lecturer, Undergraduate Deputy Chair

Location: 313 Whitehead Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2760
Fax: 718.951.4226

Jolie Tong (she/her) is a director, deviser and educator generating theatre at the intersection of artistic and civic practice. Her creative work explores culturally diverse narratives, investigates and questions systems of power, engages community and reinterprets classical plays using a modern critical lens. As a deviser, Jolie has collaborated with New York City public housing residents to create community-specific interview-based theatre; co-written, a one-man show that tells the astonishing true story of co-writer Ralf Jean Pierre's year-long, 4000 mile, one-man street Shakespeare tour of the United States; and remixed Shakespeare's Henry IV parts one and two with an original rap score. She has been awarded grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council for the Arts and is a member of the first ever Howard Gilman Performing Artist Residency Cohort.

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