Estelle Bajou
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"First-rate young actor."—Isherwood, NY Times

"Bajou is giving a simply astonishing performance."
—Genzlinger of NY Times

"Stunning, original. Bajou is outstanding."
—Kennedy, Broadway World

 
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“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-winning Actor. Drama Desk-nominated Composer. Writer. Educator. Dance-Mover. Painter. Carpenter. Feminist. Union Member. Heteroclite. Child of an Immigrant. The Resistance.

Estelle BAJOU is a NY Innovative Theatre Award-winning Actor, Drama Desk Award-nominated Composer, Writer, Director, and Educator. She is a Teaching Artist with Brooklyn College Community Partnership and The Leadership Program, providing arts programming and academic support to high school students in public schools throughout New York City. In 2018-2019, she was a Teaching Artist and Co-Writer/Director with The Witness Project, a year-long collaboration between Holocaust Survivors and high school students to create a theater piece based on the Survivors’ first-person testimonies. A first-generation French-American raised in a furniture factory town in the North Carolina mountains, she's loved traveling across North, Central, and South America, Europe, and the Middle East, including Iraq, for projects, and is now based in Harlem. Broadway: Once. TV: “Boardwalk Empire”; Ken Burns’ “Prohibition”. Feature Film: Charming the Hearts of Men; Spielberg’s The Post; Chaplin of the Mountains; subHysteria; Fireworkers; Beneath Disheveled Stars. Short Film: Starring Austin Pendleton; Lullaby for Ray; Broke, Henry Buys a Hat. Theatre: Labyrinth Theater Co, PS122, Edinburgh Fringe, LaMaMa, 59E59, One Year Lease Theater Co, 14th St Y, New Ohio, NJ Rep, FringeNYC, Under St. Marks, Shadowland, A.R.T. Oberon, Barrow Street, three National Tours, et al. At age nineteen, she earned a BA in Theatre and Creative Writing from Bard College at Simon’s Rock. She then earned an MFA in Acting from the School of Drama at The New School in New York City.

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