jean tong
writer, dramaturg

jean is a writer, dramaturg and director, and currently the Development Assistant at Goalpost Pictures.’. 

jean's writing includes: hungry ghosts (Melbourne Theatre Company), Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit (Brisbane Festival, MICF @ Malthouse Theatre), and After Hero (Malthouse Theatre). jean has also published in Peril Magazine, Meanjin (Spike), Witness Performance, and presented at the Emerging Writers’ Festival (2017 & 2018).

in 2019, jean directs the premiere of new Australian work Oh No! Satan Stole My Pineal Gland! by Kirby Medway (Belvoir Theatre; University of Melbourne First Commissions), and dramaturgs Lotus by Chi Nguyen (Phi and Me; Amazon’s THE WILD’S). jean is also in development for Flat-Earthers: The Musical, which was shortlisted for ATYP’s Rebel Wilson Scholarship, and accepted into Homegrown Australia’s Grassroots Initiative.

jean has been nominated for a​ Green Room Award for Best Writing and Best Ensemble in 2018 for Romeo Is Not The Only FruitLou Wall's Drag Race was nominated for Best Performance and received the Best Emerging Artist award.

in 2018, jean completed a Master in Writing for Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts. jean was also selected for Screen Australia’s ‘Developing the Developer’ workshop, and for Film Victoria’s TV and Online Concept lab (Plot Twist). 


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