About Me

Hi, I'm Linda.

I’m an actor, writer and creative of often many forms working across screen and stage, as well as in interdisciplinary art and applied theatre. 

As an actor, I’ve most recently tread the boards at The Street Theatre as Mila in Canberran writer Maura Pierlot’s debut play Fragmentsa collection of solo pieces centred around youth experience and mental health. I also starred in Rear View, a single-take, 90-minute durational film installation for the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art created by performance art powerhouses Breckon & Randall (of The Second Woman fame). You can find me on Casting Networks and Showcast.

As a writer, I’m currently a resident artist at Shopfront Arts’ Artslab program, developing my solo show, what is saudade is yuanfen is longing – an exploration of cultural disintegration as well as collective loss and longing through the fragments of personal memory. I’ve also been selected for The Street Theatre’s Early Phase program, where I’ve been provided with a grant to produce a full treatment for my play concept, Linger (working title). For screen, I’m currently in early development for my comedy-drama How Did We F*ck This Up, which was a finalist at Screenmakers’ Conference’s Pitch-O-Rama (hosted and judged by MercuryCX and the ABC) and Melbourne Webfest’s Pitch iView Competition (held with the support of with ABC iView and Princess Pictures).

My work often explores migrant stories and stories of displacement and identity; notions of family and home; distance and relationships in a tech-driven world and lately, the idea of ‘coming of age’ meeting coming into agency.

I’m passionate about diversity, innovation and experimentation in the arts – in terms of content, people and casting, or form, which explains some of my body of work. I hold a Bachelor of Arts(Hons.)/Commerce from the Australian National University, where I completed my thesis around the ethics and efficacy of using applied theatre and simulation to foster cross-cultural competency, and am currently completing a Graduate Certificate of Specialist Inclusive Education at Deakin University while also undertaking Sport for Jove’s 2020 Producer Mentorship.

If any of the above sounds interesting to you and you’d like to chat about it, or  you have any other questions for me while I’m in the throes and frustrations of site-building, feel free to shoot me an email at hello@lindachen.co. I’m always looking for collaborators, and I’d love to hear about you, your story, and any projects you might have going on. 

In the meantime, stay safe, and I hope to hear from you soon.

                                                                                                                                                           -Linda. x