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Jolene Wong is an actress and storyteller. She graduated with a first class honours degree in Acting from LASALLE College of the Arts, where she received training in the following methods of actor training: Stanislavski’s System, Suzuki Method of Actor Training, Meyerhold’s Biomechanics for Theatre, Grotowski-based Physical Acting, Clown, and Mask Work. Her physical training includes the asian forms of Kalaripayattu and Tai Chi, while her vocal training includes Fitzmaurice Voicework and Estill Voice Training. Her thesis explored the psychological impact of working in theatre on actors in Singapore, and she continues to seek insight into the working culture and experience of the Singapore theatre and film industry.
Jolene made her professional acting debut in Toy Factory’s Here and Beyond (directed by Stanley Seah), and other acting credits include roles in Alfian Saat’s The Insiders (directed by Jo Kukathas), Carol Churchill’s Skriker (directed by Natalie Hennedige), and Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan (directed by Noor Effendy Ibrahim). She has also acted in numerous short films and commercials.
As a performer, Jolene prizes versatility and intelligent choices. As a teacher, her philosophy is to guide students to the best versions of themselves. While she is currently training to teach under Kamil Haque at HCAC, Jolene intends to further her studies in voicework to become a certified vocal coach.