Grant Summary
Support for the continued development of the performance work, The Jester of Tonga, based on the true story of Jesse Bogdonoff, a Californian accountant who was officially declared the jester of the island of Tonga by the country’s king. He earned millions in interest for the country from a scheme of selling Tongan passports to Hong Kong citizens. Involves travel to California and Tonga for further research.
  • Jester of Tonga 2008, Joe Silovsky, Performance still. Courtesy of Richard Termine.