MARYANNE SAM, a founding member of Ilbijerri (an Indigenous performing arts cooperative), has worked in numerous capacities, including Administrator, Production Manager, Director, Project Coordinator and Executive Board Member. Her acting credits include Miracles (Playbox), Magpie, Up The Ladder, Hanoi/Melbourne and Last Drinks (Melbourne Workers Theatre); Blood Sister (The Tide); and Opa—A Sexual Odyssey (OPA Productions). Her writing includes Oh My God I’m Black, devised with Irine Vela and Patricia Cornelius (MWT), and a national Handbook on the issues of Family Violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. Sam continues her work in the Arts and as a playwright.