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Jean Tong


Jean Tong is a writer, dramaturg and director. Jean is a 2020 Philip Parson’s Fellow and member of the Belvoir Writers’ Lab as well as the Development Assistant at Goalpost Pictures.

 Jean’s work includes: Hungry Ghosts (Melbourne Theatre Company); Kill All Adults (VCA); and musical Romeo is Not the Only Fruit (Malthouse Theatre, MICF; Brisbane Festival) which was a Best Writing and Best Ensemble nominee (Green Room Awards 2019).

A reading of Flat Earthers: The Musical premiered at Midsumma 2020 supported by Arts Centre Melbourne, and is currently in development with Griffin Theatre Company. Jean is also the co-creator and co-writer alongside Lou Wall of Dramageddon, a podcast presented by Queen Victoria Women’s Centre and supported by Broadwave. 

Jean was selected for Screen Australia’s Developing the Developer and Film Vic’s Plot Twist (2018). In 2020, Jean undertakes a Film Vic placement on New Gold Mountain with SBS and Goalpost Pictures.

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