"Bajou is giving a simply astonishing performance." —Genzlinger of NYT
“The profit motive is often in conflict with the aims of art. We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable—but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art.” — Ursula LeGuin
Polymath. Winsome Lose-Some. Professional Beginner. NYIT-nominated Actor. Drama Desk-nominated Composer. Writer. Educator. Painter. Carpenter. Feminist. Union Member. Heteroclite. Child of an Immigrant. The Resistance.
Estelle BAJOU is a NYIT-nominated Actor, a Drama Desk-nominated Composer, and is on her way out of the closet as a Writer. A bilingual French-American, she was raised in a furniture factory town in the North Carolina mountains, and is now based in The Bronx. Broadway: Once. TV: “Boardwalk Empire”; Ken Burns’ “Prohibition”. Feature Film: Spielberg’s The Post; Chaplin of the Mountains; subHysteria; Fireworkers; Beneath Disheveled Stars. Short Film: Starring Austin Pendleton; Lullaby for Ray (Won: Best Short, TIFF); Henry Buys a Hat. Theatre: PS122, Edinburgh Fringe, LaMaMa, 59E59, NJ Rep, Under St. Marks, Shadowland, A.R.T. Oberon, Barrow Street, three National Tours. BA (earned age 19) in Theatre + Creative Writing: Bard College at Simon’s Rock. MFA in Acting: The New School.
NYIT Awards: soot and spit
Written by Obie-winner CHARLES MEE
Directed by Drama Desk-nominee KIM WEILD
World Premiered at The New Ohio, New York, NY, 2017.
WON: 2018 NY INNOVATIVE THEATRE AWARD
for Outstanding Performance Art Production