Rhoda Roberts AO
A Widjabul woman from the Bundjalung territories, Rhoda Roberts AO is currently Head of First Nations Programming, Sydney Opera House, Festival Director, Boomerang Festival and Creative Director, Parrtjima Festival ( NT).
An experienced motivated and versatile arts executive, with a diverse range of international and national industry practice within commercial, community and non-profit organisations. Rhoda was the founder and Festival Director of the Dreaming Festivals (1995-2009) A practicing weaver, actor, producer and director, she continues to work as a consultant across diverse disciplines and is a sought-after speaker and performer in theatre, film, television and radio.
She is currently directing two films Balang (about the Late Actor Tom E Lewis.) and Bukal, the story of Henrietta Maree. She has recently written and conceived the Cabaret theatre show Natives Go Wild for the Sydney Opera House.