Portrait of Jean Tong

Jean Tong

Jean Tong is a writer, dramaturg and director, and currently the Development Assistant at Goalpost Pictures (Cleverman, Holding the Man).

Her plays include: Hungry Ghosts, which premiered at Melbourne Theatre Company in 2018; Kill All Adults which premiered at Victorian College of the Arts in 2018; TerrorismMacdeath: A Coda; and the musical Romeo is Not the Only Fruit which premiered in 2017 and was remounted at Malthouse Theatre for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Brisbane Festival in 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.

Photo: Leah McIntosh