Portrait of Tracey Rigney

Tracey Rigney

Tracey Rigney is a Wotjobaluk and Ngarrindjeri woman from Victoria and South Australia. She is a storyteller: a published playwright and filmmaker (writer/director).

Her theatre credits include Belonging (Ilbijerri/Playbox Production Melbourne 2002), How Blak R U? (Next Wave Festival Production Melbourne 2002) and Hidden (Courthouse Youth Arts Centre Geelong 2003/4).

Her film, Endangered, is a half-hour documentary, one of five films in the Loved Up series, which screened on SBS in 2006. It has appeared in the Message Sticks Festival at the Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne International Film Festival 2005 (where she received a highly commended emerging filmmaker honourable mention), and various other film festivals, nationally and internationally.

Tracey previously worked as coordinator of the Indigenous Program for the Carclew Youth Arts in Adelaide. Her first short drama, Dodger’s Heart, which she directed, was screened on the indigenous channel NITV.

She is currently developing a documentary on artist and friend Christian Bumbarra Thompson, among other exciting film and theatre projects.