Rebecca Riggs

Rebecca Riggs is best known to fans as the irrepressible Commandant Mele-on Grayza in the Saturn Award winning Farscape. Through the years, she has also appeared in many Australian television series including: Backberner, All Saint’s, Day of the Roses, Medivac, and Fire. She has decades of experience as a stage performer in Australia with such companies as Bell Shakespeare Company, Queensland Theatre Company, Darwin Theatre Company, La Boite and TN! She has undertaken roles which range from the classics: Juliet and Lady Capulet in two different productions of Romeo and Juliet, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Trinculo in The Tempest, Bianca in Othello, Viola in Twelfth Night, and Kate in the Taming of the Shrew… to modern Australian plays including the musicals Summer Rain and an acclaimed performance as Judy Garland in Boy from Oz.

She has performed a one woman/ fifteen character show The Tall Green Stranger in the Ceramic Pot, to great critical acclaim and audience excitement, and her recent cabarets at the L.A. Creation Conventions in 2009 and 2011: The Shower Show (2009) and Witch Way? (2011) were extremely well received and have subsequently taken on a life of their own back in Australia.

She is an experienced and unpredictable improviser performing with many improvisational troupes throughout Australia and has sung with bands, choirs and a capella groups such as Darc Marc, The Lutin Girls Choir, The Star Pickets, Schrödinger’s Cats, and many more!

While her passion for performing remains undimmed she is also now committed to refining communication in disaster and crisis through her work with consultancy Crisis Ready and the not for profit organization Emergency Media and Public Affairs. It seems a delightful full circle from Grayza as a super villain. After all she is hoping to be a super hero when she grows up!