Robert Reid


Dr Robert Reid is a freelance playwright, director, game designer and academic. His plays, The Joy of Text and On The Production of Monsters, were produced by Melbourne Theatre Company in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Robert's play The New Black was shortlisted for the Kit Denton Award in 2009, presented at the PWA National Play Festival in 2010 and work shopped by the High Tide Festival in the UK in 2011. Portraits of Modern Evil was shortlisted for both the Wal Cherry Award and the Griffin Award and was performed by Black Swan Theatre Company BSX in Perth. Eating Alone was shortlisted for the Griffin Award in 2013 and he was given the R.E. Ross Trust Playwright Development Award for his play A Mile in her Shadow in 2005. Sad Bird Boy and the Scalpel Fingered Girl won both the Best Independent Theatre Company Prize and the Best Overall Performance Prize at Short and Sweet Melbourne 2005. His play, Empire, was given a special commendation by Melbourne Fringe in 2004 and Pat Sabatine’s Eighth Birthday Party was given the St Martins Playwright of the Year Award in 2000.

Robert was Artistic Director and a founding member of the independent theatre company, Theatre in Decay. Robert’s works produced by Theatre in Decay included The New Scum, Screaming in America: The Bill Hicks Project, All of Which are American Dreams, A Mile in Her Shadow, Sweet Staccato Rising and Empire.

Read Robert's State of Play PLAY NOW: COMMUNITY THEATRE AND PLAY AS PERFORMANCE IN CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIA here

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PORTRAITS OF MODERN EVIL  add to cart
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