Rachael Maza


Rachael brings with her a wealth of acting, directing, dramaturgical experience and profile as well as a strong commitment and passions to further create an Indigenous brand of theatre that resonates with local, national and international audiences.

Rachael is well known throughout both the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities as a presenter on ABCs Messagestick, for her performance in the film Radiance and as an acting coach for the film Rabbit Proof Fence. She performed in the highly acclaimed production of The Sapphires, and has played numerous roles from Narrator to Board Member for the Black Arm Band.

Rachael has a long history with Ilbijerri Theatre Company. Her first role was directing several seasons of STOLEN, working as a dramaturge and director on the Victorian Indigenous Playwrights Conference and has worked extensively in the industry as a Director, Dramaturge and Actor. Rachael received the 2003 Uncle Bob Maza Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Victorian Indigenous Theatre at the Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts (VIPA) Awards.

Since coming on board as Artistic Director in 2008, her Ilbijerri directing credits include Chopped LiverJack Charles v The CrownFoley and a co-devisor and performer in Beautiful One Day.