A Widjubul 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). She is 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) and Co-Founder of the Aboriginal National Theatre Trust. A practising weaver, actor, independent 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. Her regular podcasts, Deadly Voices, continue her broadcast history with the radio show Deadly Sounds (1992-2012)
The theatre, Natives go Wild, was written and conceived by Rhoda and she is currently writing a new play featuring Lydia Miller and Rachel Maza. Rhoda is also the director for the film Balang with Wild Pacific Films and has recently been appointed by HOTA as Artistic Director for the Glow Festival.