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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Photo by: Ilya Popenko

“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-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 The Leadership Program, an organization providing arts programming to students in “High Risk” 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 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; Broke, Henry Buys a Hat. Theatre: PS122, Edinburgh Fringe, LaMaMa, 59E59, 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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