Keziah is a dramaturg and playwright and a 2019 participant in Melbourne Theatre Company’s Women In Theatre program. She has worked as a script reader in London (The Cock Tavern, The Space, Rich Mix, The Last Refuge, Descent Theatre), Auckland (Playmarket, Scratch New Writing), New York (Soho Rep) and Melbourne (Playwriting Australia, Melbourne Theatre Company, MKA). She is a graduate of Soho Theatre’s Writer’s Lab in the UK, where her play The Rest of the World was long-listed for their Young Writer’s Award.Her new play Control was short-listed for the 2017 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and is premiering as part of Red Stitch’s 2019 season.
John Harrison is Co-Artistic Director of bAKEHOUSE. Directing credits include Visiting Hours for bAKEHOUSE and Vivid Sydney; Great Expectations (ATYP Under The Wharf); and in 2014 he directed the development showing of His Dark Materials, to be produced in 2017. Producing credits include Jatinga (2017); The Laden Table (2017); Black Jesus (2016) all at KXT - Kings Cross Theatre; The Ishmael Club (Old Fitz); His Mother’s Voice (ATYP Selects); the StoryLines Festivals in 2009 and 2012; Metamorphoses (bAKEHOUSE & Apocalypse at PACT); her holiness (Seymour Centre); Coup d’Etat (Riverside Theatres & Parade Playhouse); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Zenith Theatre).
Chanel Tobler is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is led by drawing and supported by elements of installation, ceramics and painting. Drawing on her studies in anthropology, Tobler’s creations reflect her sense of home, belonging and relationships, whilst transforming the emotions and vulnerability she feels in being. Tobler completed her education at the National Art School and has been exhibiting in Sydney for the past two years. Her pieces have been acquired by the National Art School, as well as in private collections in Australia, Switzerland and the UK.
Sound designer and theatre-maker, multi-instrumentalist and composer Jess Keeffe enjoys a variety of musical and theatrical pursuits. Recent work includes RUR2020 (Playreactive), Her Father's Daughter (Hotel Now), Renae Shadler RESTORE (Winner: RAV Market Ready and nominated for Best Performance, Melbourne Fringe), The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (Philip Rouse and Theatreworks), The Seagull (Black Apple Theatre), In the Dark (Metanoia), and In The Bleak Midwinter (as cellist, Malthouse, The Rabble). In 2016 she was selected for the MTC's inaugural Women in Theatre Program, and was seconded to John with Russell Goldsmith. She performs around Australia as a cellist and electronic artist under the name Tarsier.
Vy Ray is an independent graphic designer. With a background in branding, she designs to give brands a strong visual identity and communication. After getting a Bachelor of Design degree from RMIT University in 2018, she freelanced and started an Art Direction work for various international brands and a wide range of Melbourne based artists.
Working as a digital nomad, much of her focus in design has been put towards branding and art direction, but she’s also constantly engaged in all aspects of design from print to digital.
Visit vyray.com to see more of Vy’s work.
Development support by Moreland City Council
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Roshelle Fong is a Chinese-Australian multidisciplinary artist and a participant in Melbourne Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre Program 2019. In 2018, she won the Multicultural Arts Victoria Award for Innovation in Culturally Diverse Practice at Melbourne Fringe Festival for her premiere iteration of nomnomnom, and has since adapted the show in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, as part of the HEIMA artist residency, and at Testing Grounds, supported by the City of Melbourne and the Australia Council for the Arts. Later this year she will take nomnomnom to Shanghai, supported by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust.
Roshelle is also an alumnus of the Malthouse Theatre’s Besen Family Artist Programme, Malthouse Theatre’s Vanguard Shadow Board programme and Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Emerging Cultural Leaders Programme. She has produced and performed work at such events as RAW Comedy Festival, Auckland Fringe Festival and at the Sydney Opera House.
Gabrielle was born in Vietnam but was educated in Hong Kong and Australia. In 1982 she migrated to Australia, which has not only given her experiences in different cultures, but also the ability to speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and English. In the past 20 years, her training includes tutelage with highly respected Bejing Opera teacher Duan Qiu Xia as well as at an intensive acting workshop at Sydney Theatre Company.
Her theatre credits include Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘Chimerica’ (2017) and ‘Australian Graffiti’ directed by Paige Rattray, Queensland Theatre Company’s Artistic Director. She will also perform in Melbourne Theatre Company’s first production written by an Asian-Australian playwright ‘Golden Shield’ (2019).
Her film and TV credits include Tony Ayre's (Matchbox Pictures) 'The Home Song Stories', Australia's entry for the Foreign Language Film category of the Oscars, Maximum Choppage (Matchbox) and City Homicide (Channel 7).
Seaton studied acting at Screenwise College. In 2011 he started performing stand up comedy, which eventually led to two years working on The Roast (ABC2), where he played various supporting characters. In the 2018, he appeared in feature film Zelos and the digital series Patricia Moore. He is a writer, producer and actor with credits in short films, sketch comedy, webseries, theatre and television.
Dan graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2013 and has continued his love of performance, and particularly work that challenges audiences. His most recent work STIGMA, directed and choreographed by Darren Vizer, premiered at Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017 and toured regionally. Dan is also co-creator and performer in the improvised comedy podcast, Dice Paper Role, set in the fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons. Yes, Dan is a massive nerd. The podcast’s live shows enjoyed a sell-out season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018, and has been touring nationally in 2019 to Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Dan played Trevor in the time-travelling edition of nomnomnom in Melbourne and is excited to bring his improvisational and dramatic skills (and winning smile) to the Sydney edition!
Jeeves has been a Sydney comedian for the last 8-ish years. Jeeves performs live on stage, on screen and creates his own content for YouTube. Having made only a few ABC and SBS TV cameos as yet, his sell-out shows have had rave reviews at the Sydney Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Jeeves studied Medicine once upon a time and chose to leave his medical career in pursuit of the "best medicine".
Susan Ling YOUNG is an Australian born Chinese Actor. A graduate of ACTT (Actors College of Theatre & Television) in Music Theatre Performance and Advanced Actor’s Studio, at NIDA. Recent theatre credits include – Aunt Isabel, for McFadden Music’s world premiere Australian/Filipino musical NOLI ME TANGERE (Riverside Theatre, Parramatta). Lynette, for Alana Valentine’s play PARRAMATTA GIRLS (Star of the Sea Theatre, Manly). Creative Development Workshop for MONKEY, JOURNEY TO THE WEST (Australian children’s theatre production) with theatre Director John Bell & Theatre of Image. Feature film credits include 24 HOURS TO LIVE, with Hollywood actor Ethan Hawke, UNINDIAN with Brett Lee. TV credits include RECKONING (US TV drama), STREET SMART (Channel 10), PET KILLER (International Streaming TV comedy), REDFERN NOW (ABC), SOUL MATES (ABC2) & DEADLY WOMEN (CNN). As Director/ Writer/ Co-Producer & Designer, Susan won the Best Film Award for the 2010 NSW Nurses Association Short Film Festival.
She also used to run a ‘Hong Kong Street Food Tour’ (for TASTE Cultural Food Tours/ The Benevolent Society), in Eastwood with her own Dad!