This is an ongoing archive of Next Wave Alumni spanning our 35-year history. You can browse the list below or use the filters to find someone fast. If you have been involved in a Next Wave Festival and don’t have an artist profile yet, email nextwave@nextwave.org.au.


Roshelle Fong and Keziah Warner

Roshelle Fong is a Chinese-Australian multidisciplinary artist who creates participatory experiences around cultural confusion, human connection and technology as a life-force. She is also a participant in Melbourne Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre Program 2019.

In 2018, Roshelle won the Multicultural Arts Victoria Award for Innovation in Cultural 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. In 2019 nomnomnom will be presented in Sydney at Bakehouse Theatre, in Shanghai with Untitled Space gallery, along with the time-travelling edition of the show at Testing Grounds in Melbourne. Roshelle is also an alumnus of the Malthouse Theatre’s year-long Besen Family Artist Programme in producing (2018), Malthouse Theatre’s Vanguard Shadow Board programme (2017) and Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Emerging Cultural Leaders Programme (2016). She has produced and performed work at a wide range of spoken word, stand-up comedy, theatre and performance art events, including at RAW Comedy Festival, Auckland Fringe Festival, Midsumma Festival, Emerging Writers Festival and at the Sydney Opera House.

Keziah Warner is a playwright and dramaturg. This year she is taking part in Melbourne Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre Program and in 2018, was awarded a dramaturgy placement on Malthouse Theatre’s Besen Family Artist’s Program. 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 rom-com Help Yourself was presented as part of MTC’s 2019 Cybec Electric playreading series. Her sci-fi Control was short-listed for the 2017 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and is premiering as part of Red Stitch’s 2019 season.

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