Rachael Maza is one of Australia’s most recognisable faces of the Australian film, television and theatre industry with credits including the AFI award winning RADIANCE, COSI and LILLIAN’S STORY.
Rachael’s television credits include roles in some of Australia’s most loved programs such as WENTWORTH, WINNERS AND LOSERS, MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES, 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 is currently the Artistic Director of the ILBIJERRI Theatre Company. For the company she recently directed A BLACK SHEEP WALKS INTO A BAA, BLACK SHEEP: GLORIUS BAASTARDS, CHOPPED LIVER, FOLEY, JACKY JACKY IN THE BOX, SISTERS OF GELAM and STOLEN.
She also has had a long association with Company B, one of Australia’s most respected theatre companies. Her stage performances at Belvoir Street include leading roles in CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DEAD, and THE DREAMERS. Rachael worked with director Wesley Enoch again in the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) and Sydney Festival production of THE SAPPHIRES, a musical production set in Vietnam which tells the story of four sisters who dared to be singers in the politically charged era of the 60s. Other theatre roles include ‘Miranda’ for Bell Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST and the lead role in Playbox Theatre’s production of HOLY DAY.
A Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) graduate, Rachael’s outstanding performances have been acknowledged with a Green Room Award – Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for HOLY DAY and a Sydney Theatre Critics Circle Award – Best Performance for RADIANCE.
Rachael 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.