Tessa Leong works across theatre, performance and live art as a director, deviser and dramaturg.
Tessa is a founding member of isthisyours?, an Adelaide-based theatre company now in its 10th year, which has created five original theatre works, toured to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and won awards.
Angelique, isthisyours? most recent work, was made in collaboration with Duncan Graham and Jonathon Oxlade premiered in 2017 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Adelaide.
Her work with Contemporary Asian Australian Performance, Sydney Theatre Company, Ontroerend Goed, Griffin Theatre Company, Vitalstatistix, State Theatre Company of SA, Restless Dance, Force Majeure and many other independent Australian and international artists fuels her passion for new work.
Tessa has been an Associate Artist at Belvoir, a Studio Artist at Griffin Theatre Company and a participating artist at both Seminaire en Avignon at Avignon Festival and IETM: Campus in Polverigi, Italy. Tessa’s upcoming projects include Siti Rubiyah by Katrina Irawati Graham for CAAP, Swimming Pool with PYT | Fairfield and David Williamson’s The Club for Belvoir’s 25A.