Stephanie Ong

Stephanie Ong

Theatre
Central Region
Little Rock, Arkansas

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My focus is developing, and sustaining creative projects that are accessible and hold meaning for youth and their communities. I want to use theatre as a tool for organizations and schools who lack the opportunity to create theatre or who are not exposed to artistic experiences all together. I’ve found that listening to students and understanding what they see as pressing or important is what helps shape their own environments. Hopefully, the process of theatre making will be used as a way to express ideas in an entertaining fashion, start conversations and make an impact for youth in challenging communities. Showing students that connecting mind, body, and using imagination can hold valuable lessons and help them create something extraordinary for themselves and their communities.

Background

Stephanie Ong is a local director, artist, and art educator. Stephanie received a bachelor’s in Theatre Arts from UA Little Rock. Stephanie is a Professional Training Company alumna (formerly A/I Company) of the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. As an education intern, she led per and post show workshops, developed drama curriculum as well as show-based play/study guides for Jefferson County Public Schools and nearby Indiana schools. Stephanie expanded her art background studying studio art at UA Pine Bluff. She has directed shows in the Little Rock and Pine Bluff areas and has also worked in collaboration with the THEA Foundation, Children International, the Arkansas Literacy Festival, the Arkansas Arts Center Summer Theatre Academy, The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, and Wildwood Park for the Arts. She has also assisted in costuming/stitching for the Arkansas Rep, Wildwood Park for the Arts, UA Little Rock, Arkansas Shakespeare Festival and (formerly) Seaside Music Theatre in Florida. Stephanie is a Montessori elementary teacher in Little Rock.

Available to conduct teacher workshops.

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: all ages
Geographic Availability: statewide
Time Availability: after school programming after 4:00; Occasional summer residencies with advanced notice.
Special Needs: Desktop/table space for writing and projects along with enough chairs for each student. Dry erase/smart board for class participation.