I acknowledge that I live and work on the stolen lands of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to elders past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded. Please visit Path to Equality for a wealth of resources.

Biography: Ebony Rattle is a sound/vision technician, sound designer and writer/director living on Wurundjeri land.

They have nearly a decade’s experience working in live audio and vision production, and have worked extensively with esteemed Australian companies Opera Australia, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company, The Australian Ballet, Ilbijerri Theatre Company, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival, and at music festivals such as Fuji Rock Festival (Niigata, Japan), Fairgrounds Festival and Golden Plains. Most recently, they have been working on the Live At The Bowl season and judging the prestigious Music Victoria Awards.

Previously, they have graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Media/Cinema) (Distinction) from Swinburne University’s highly regarded film department. Their writing practise focuses on lived experience, preferring to explore theme rather than narrative, with a particular passion for creating pieces that resonate with their queer and disabled communities. They have a keen interest in creating abstract worlds that sit at the juxtaposition of performance art and technology, mixing their technological background with their creative output. 

Theatre credits include Ring, Ring! (2021, Theatre Works, co-writer & director with Ellen Wiltshire), BLITZ (2019, Alex Theatre St Kilda, writer & director). Currently they are being mentored by prolific theatre director Adena Jacobs through the Midsumma Pathways Program for LGBTQIA+ artists living with disability, and developing their next works; A PLACE FOR DOGS, with Antipodes Theatre Company, and Burn, with the support of Regional Arts Victoria and Creative Victoria. 

Ebony is a proud member of MEAA.

photograph by Chloe Morgan