Rachael Maza is the Artistic Director for the Ilbijerri Theatre Company in Victoria.
Rachael has also had a long association with Company B, one of Australia’s most respected theatre companies. Her performances for the theatre include Conversations with the Dead, The Dreamers and Radiance. Her other theatre roles include Bell Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Playbox Theatre’s production of Holy Day and Wesley Enoch’s production of The Sapphires for the Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Festival.
She has appeared in Rachel Perkins’ award winning feature, Radiance as well as Cosi with Toni Collette, Lillian’s Story, and Sarah Watt’s My Year Without Sex.
Her television credits include Rush, Marshall Law, Halifax f.p., Stingers, SeaChange, Heartland and A Country Practice. She also hosted the critically acclaimed Message Stick for the ABC.
Rachael’s outstanding performances have been acknowledged with a Green Room Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Holy Day and a Sydney Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Performance for Radiance.
She has also worked as a narrator for ABC Radio National and as Indigenous Liaison Advisor on films such as the multi-award winning Rabbit Proof Fence. Most recently, Rachael performed in the short films Nia’s Melancholy with S.F. Tusa and Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wagkun with Leah Purcell.