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Eunice Wong
Eunice Wong

Eunice Wong is a classically trained actor who works in professional theatres across the United States and in New York City, as well as having...


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Arts and Culture : Book Feature

‘Shade It Black’: The Bodybaggers of Iraq

Jess Goodell volunteered when she was a Marine to work in the corps’ mortuary affairs unit in Iraq. Her job was to collect the bodies and body parts of fallen fellow Marines. She wrote a book about the experience called “Shade It Black: Death and After in Iraq.” Here are excerpts from Goodell’s book and Chris Hedges’ interview with the author, read by classically trained actor and Truthdig contributor Eunice Wong.

Posted on Jun 24, 2011 READ MORE

Arts and Culture : Film Review

La Danse

Invitation to ‘La Danse’

Frederick Wiseman’s new documentary, “La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet,” is a celebration of the ephemeral nature of performance and the fleeting glory of the human body.

Posted on Jun 15, 2010 READ MORE

Arts and Culture : Book Review

footnotes in gaza

Eunice Wong on ‘Footnotes in Gaza’

Joe Sacco’s graphic treatment of the 1956 massacres of Palestinians by invading Israeli soldiers melds tough-minded journalism with philosophical reflection into a gut-wrenching banquet of a comic book.

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Life and Fate

‘Life and Fate’ at the Lincoln Center Festival

“Life and Fate” by Vasily Grossman is one of the greatest works of 20th century literature. A new theatrical adaptation is innovative, but ultimately loses the epic’s profound meditations on good and evil.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009 READ MORE



There’s No Delicate Way to Put This ...

Hello ladies. Would you consider reusable menstrual items? Please stay with me. 

Posted on Jan 12, 2009 READ MORE

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Blanchett as Dylan

The Many Faces of ‘Dylan’

Todd Haynes’ film “I’m Not There,” “inspired by the music and many lives of Bob Dylan,” shows that art reveals truth when it has the imagination to move away from the imitation of reality.

Posted on Nov 28, 2007 READ MORE

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American Indian

The Great Forgetting

The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, located on the Mall in Washington, D.C., is a monument to historical amnesia.  The blond limestone building, surrounded by indigenous crops of corn, tobacco and squash, invites visitors on a guilt-free, theme park tour of Native American history, where acknowledgment of the American genocide is in extremely bad taste.

Posted on Oct 5, 2007 READ MORE

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Eunice Wong
Eunice Wong

Eunice Wong is a classically trained actor who works in professional theatres across the United States and in New York City, as well as having appeared on HBO, NBC, ABC, Comedy Central, and in various films. Eunice is a graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division. She studied piano and singing at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto.

Eunice was the recipient of the 2006 Helen Hayes Award (Washington Theatre Awards Society) for Outstanding Lead Actress, for her performance as Jennifer Marcus in the Studio Theater (DC)’s production of The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow. In 2007 Eunice was nominated for a Barrymore Award (Philadelphia Theater Alliance) for Outstanding Lead Actress, for her performance as Hope in the Walnut Street Theater’s production of An Infinite Ache. She spent the summer of 2006 in Kyrgyzstan, living with Kyrgyz nomads and working with the Sakhna Theater Company and Yara Arts Group in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Eunice will be appearing at Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company (2013 Tony Award, Best Regional Theater) in May/June 2014, in the world premiere of Lydia Diamond’s “Smart People.”  It will be her first show after becoming a mother, following a hiatus of several years away from the stage to raise her two children.

Prior to motherhood, Eunice appeared at New York City’s Atlantic Theater Company, Classic Stage Company, Target Margin Theater, Katharsis Theater Company, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the Studio Theater in Washington D.C., the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia, Virginia Stage Company, The Berkshires Theatre Festival, Merrimack Repertory Theater, La MaMa ETC, the Pearl Theatre Company, the Working Theater, National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), Penguin Repertory, and NYSF/Public Theater, among others. Appearances on television and film include Law & Order (NBC), Sex & the City (HBO), Strangers with Candy (Comedy Central), The Job (ABC), Deadline (NBC), and My Sassy Girl (Gold Circle Films, 2007).

Eunice is a member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).

Eunice is the Book Review Editor for Truthdig, and has written for Truthdig’s Arts and Culture section, reviewing theatre, film, books, and museums, as well as the Philadelphia Inquirer Book Review. 

Eunice studies circus aerials (static trapeze, rope, & aerial silks), has a background in Ashtanga Yoga and Wu Mei Kung Fu, and is a certified personal trainer.

Her website is

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