Reg Cribb started out life as a musician and an actor. One day he came to his senses and wrote ten plays in seven years. His plays have been performed both nationally and internationally. He has twice won the Patrick White Playwrights' Award and the W.A Premier's Literary award, and has also won the Queensland Premier's Literary Award. In 2006 he was nominated for an AFI and a Critics Circle Award for his screenplay of Last Train To Freo.
His plays include: The Return, which has been produced all over Australia and internationally as far abroad as Japan and Romania; Last Cab to Darwin, directed by Jeremy Sims for Pork Chop Productions and starring Barry Otto; Gulpilil, a one-man show starring Aboriginal acting legend David Gulpilil, which was the main event at both the 2004 Adelaide International Arts Festival and the 2004 Brisbane International Arts Festival, as well as being produced at Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney; Chatroom, which was nominated for numerous awards; Ruby’s Last Dollar, which was directed by Jeremy Sims, starred Jacki Weaver and had seasons at the Sydney Opera House and Octagon Theatre; and Bran Nue Dae, which Reg adapted for the screen from the play by Jimmy Chi. The film was directed by Rachel Perkins and starred Geoffrey Rush. It will be released in October 2009.
Reg lives in Bassendean, with his wife Kirsty and twin boys, Oscar and Jimmy.
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