Nazaree Dickerson, or Naz, as she prefers is a Noongar/Yamatji/Burmese woman from Western Australia who is now based in Melbourne. Naz began performing in 1995 at the age of 13 with Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Theatre Company in Perth. Since studying a diploma in performing arts at Adelaide Centre for the Arts in 2004 Naz has worked predominantly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Theatre, Including productions of Seven stages of grieving with State Theatre SA, Chopped Liver with Ilbijerri and currently she is on tour performing in ‘The Season’ by Nathan Maynard. Naz is an aspiring writer and director. Naz is invested in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts and has a lot to offer the industry.
“I believe theatre has the power to not only entertain and educate but also to help heal our people and deal with our traumas. We are the oldest storytellers in the world and there is a reason it is so inherent to our cultures. We should have complete control over our stories and tell them with the authenticity that only we (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) can”
“I want to develop my skills as a writer/director and continue to tell stories about my people”