About the Artists


Ralf Jean-Pierre, co-writer and star of WHAT SHOULD BE THE FEAR, is a first generation Haitian-American performance-artist born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.

Ralf earned a BFA in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007.  He has studied at Dance New Amsterdam, the People’s Improv Theater, and apprenticed with world-renowned master clown, Eric Davis. Ralf has acted in more than a dozen plays, including The Elephant Man, and History of America Abridged, and half a dozen short films such as Growing Down. He has written, directed, and produced for the theater.

Ralf spent most of 2012 riding his bicycle around the United States as `Speare Bearer, a one-man theater troupe performing his repertoire of Street Shakespeare scenes in which he played all the characters.

Ralf has also written raps and songs most of his life. He performs music as Precious Gorgeous. He is part of a NY based artists’ collective known as the #BlackGodPantheon.

See more of Ralf’s work here.

Jolie Tong, co-writer and director of WHAT SHOULD BE THE FEAR, is a second generation Chinese-American New York based director who has worked on and off Broadway. She is committed to directing work that explores culturally diverse narratives. Favorite directing credits include Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Mauritius, and She Kills Monsters. She is currently the Associate Undergraduate Deputy for the Department of Theater at Brooklyn College, where she is also a faculty member. Jolie teaches directing, devising, and acting. MFA, Brooklyn College. BA, Sarah Lawrence College.