Rachael Maza, Speaker at the New York 2015 ISPA Congress, January 13-15, 2015, Dynamic Leadership: Creating the Future. View the full Schedule of Events.
Rachael Maza | Speaker
Rachael Maza (Actor, Director, Dramaturg and now Artistic Director ILBIJERRI Theatre Company).
Rachael Maza (Yidinji woman from North Queensland and Meriam from Torres Strait Island of Mer) She grew up in the world of Theatre, her father Bob Maza, founded the first modern Aboriginal Theatre in 1970. Inspired by the Black Power movement in America - Modern ‘Black Theatre’ in Australia started as a political tool: a means by which to bring about change and while there is still racism and inequality toward Aboriginal people in Australia - I believe this is as true today as it was then.
Current works in repertoire at ILBIJERRI include: Award winning “Jack Charles V the Crown” and “Beautiful One Day”.
Rachael sits on several boards including: Black Arm Band, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board, Australia Opera Indigenous Advisory Board, Circus Oz Indigenous Advisory Board.