Noel Hodda

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Noel Hodda (born in 1954 in Albury, New South Wales) is an Australian actor, writer, dramaturge, director and teacher.

He is a graduate of The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

Stage work[edit]

Prior to attending NIDA he was a founding member of the Riverina Theatre Company, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales and Project TYER, a Theatre In Education Co., for whom he also wrote and appeared in the play Strata Digger.

Post-NIDA he has worked as an actor for the Sydney Theatre Company, the Queensland Theatre Company, the Griffin Theatre Company, the Ensemble Theatre, the Q Theatre, Marian Street Theatre and others. He has also performed in major national and international tours, including The Removalists, Are You Lonesome Tonight, The Club, The Life Of Galileo, Chasing The Dragon, Diving For Pearls and Dinner.

Television and film career[edit]

He has appeared in numerous Australian television series and tele-dramas as both a lead and guest character, including continuing roles in the dramas Sons and Daughters, E Street[1] and Out of the Blue.

His film appearances include Emoh Ruo, The Highest Honour (aka Heroes Of The Krait/Southern Cross), Silver City and The Bet, among others.

Stage writer[edit]

Hodda has written and staged numerous plays including The Secret House, Half Safe, Photographs, and On The Public Record. His play Later was chosen to be workshopped at the prestigious Banff playRites Colony, Banff, Canada, in 2004.


He was a board member and Chairman of the Board of the Griffin Theatre Co. and a member of that company's Literary Committee. Currently, he still acts, directs and teaches. He was a long-standing narrator for Vision Australia (formerly The Royal Blind Society) and won the National Library Talking Book Award for his narration of the novel Cold Mountain.[2]

He assesses plays for Page To Stage (a young Playwright's organisation) and Parnassus' Den. He has also been a script assessor for The Australia Council for The Arts, The Australian National Playwright's Centre and Belvoir Street Theatre and has conducted acting and writing workshops for many organisations. He has been Artist-In-Residence at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, and has also taught Acting/Voice there on short-term appointments.

His dramaturgical work on the play Codgers by Don Reid contributed to that play winning the prestigious Rodney Seaborn Playwright's Award in 2006.


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