producer, director, writer, broadcaster, performer and arts executive, Australia
Rhoda Roberts is a Bundjalung woman from northern New South Wales, and a producer, director, writer, broadcaster, performer and arts executive. She became involved in theatre in the mid-1980s, co-founding the Aboriginal National Theatre Trust in 1988. In 1990 she joined SBS as a presenter on Vox Populi, and between 1992 and 2014 she was a producer and broadcaster for the national radio program Deadly Sounds. In addition, she held roles with Network Ten and ABC Radio. Her credits include roles as a Creative Director for the Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony and Sydney New Years’ Eve; and she has been the Artistic Director for the Boomerang Festival and the Sydney Dreaming Festival, among others. Roberts has also served on the boards of organisations such as the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board, Australia Day Council, Actors Equity, and the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association. Since 2012, she has been Head of Indigenous Programming at the Sydney Opera House.