About

Roshelle Fong is a Hong Kong Australian multidisciplinary artist who wrote, directed and produced the Melbourne Fringe award-winning immersive show ‘nomnomnom’ (2018) which she adapted in East Iceland, Shanghai and Sydney as part of Kings Cross Hotel’s Vivid programming.

 

In 2020 Roshelle wrote and performed in the live-streamed interactive show ‘Thirsty!’ for Griffin Theatre’s ‘Griffin Lock-in’ and Google Creative Lab’s ‘Theatre, made for the internet’. She was also in Democracy in Colour's Create Change Fellowship, co-created an online anti-racism card game for schools ‘Zoophobia’ and was a lead artist on Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) and Virtual School Victoria’s ‘In and Out of Worlds’ online theatre program with Yr8 Drama students, which she did again in 2021.

 

In 2021 the interactive theatre show ‘Poona’ which Roshelle co-created with Keziah Warner premiered at the Chinese Museum as part of Next Wave Festival, and she joined MTC’s First Stage writers’ program. She was also a lead artist and digital dramaturg/editor on Union House Theatre's online theatre program 'The Switch' and an artist-in-residence for Regional Arts Victoria’s Creative Workers in Schools program at Thornbury High School. Roshelle also wrote, co-directed and performed in ‘Ruthless World’ which won the Melbourne Fringe Headroom Award supported by RISING.

 

In 2022 Roshelle will commence a Master of Theatre (Writing) at Victorian College of the Arts and join the creative team of MTC’s ‘Laurinda’ as Assistant Director, working with an AV focus.

“Roshelle Fong as an artist…leaves me and audiences in a strangely uncomfortable ‘in between’ place. One which often pushes our boundaries of social, ethical and emotionally ‘correct’ ways of responding vs an instinctual response within us…

She is not for the faint-hearted…if you want to have every part of your guts and minds twisted, challenged, absurdly aroused and yet also totally and utterly inspired then I recommend seeing her at any opportunity you get…”   


- Fleassy Malay (Melbourne Spoken Word)