Multi-disciplinary artist, Roshelle Fong, returns to the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2021 with an online extravaganza that integrates live performance, poetry and animation. In the face of the challenges of a global pandemic, the show was fortunate enough to be adapted to an online performance space for the Fringe audiences.
In the early days, a group of Asian artists from Australia and NZ conceived the project to address racism against Asians that occurred when the Covid-19 pandemic first happened.
Four of the team are recent alumni and staff of Melbourne University and found the attacks against 2 Melbourne University students particularly upsetting. They have since created a fun and innovative show to celebrate the talent that exists within the Asian Australian community.
The story, which explores identity and self-acceptance, centres around Dr Unaek Seveer (Keanu Reeves backwards) and his unique method of mending broken hearts through his Heart Solve Matchy Match app. We watch as he applies his methodology to a brokenhearted Ruth Lee, taking her through the strange and disturbing fantasy land that is online dating.