Filmmaker DON STRONG was born and raised in New York City.
In 1988, Strong created a film score at the request of Joe Rosado,
a graduate film student/director at New York University’s prestigious MFA program.
Their subsequent collaboration on the film “King’s Road” won the coveted grand prize at the Mobil Film Festival,
and gave Strong a first-hand taste of what powerful artistic expression is possible with cinema.
In 2001, after relocating in Minnesota,
Strong began to collaborate with various Twin Cities theater companies
as a composer and sound designer for original stage productions including;
- Stone Hearts, Dreams of A Bird Woman,
- F is For Freedom (Stages Theatre),
- Wait Until Dark (Mixed Blood),
- Under The Stars and Stripes (History Theater),
- Stories From Montevideo, MN (Children’s Theater),
- Romeo and Juliet (Theater MU),
- & Strong’s own Hip Hop Hamlet (Stages Theater)