Hello World! Promoting the Arts on the Web Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Where are the new Australian musicals? Waiting in the wings As thrilling as they are for audiences, Australia’s musical theatre scene is dominated by productions honed on the West End and Broadway. Does one size fit all? Bridging the urban/rural taste divide For artists focussed on inner-city audiences, the idea of touring regionally can be confronting. But are audiences any different outside the capitals? SA budget provides little relief for the arts The 2017-18 arts budget is targeted towards capital works and festivals, with no new money for individual artists and small-to-medium arts organisations. AWG awards nominations pitches veteran against the new Fifty times the Writers Guild has conducted its annual awards competition. That is more than a working lifetime. (Premium content) Premium content Robert Reid Thursday 19 May, 2011 CURRENCY HOUSE: Robert Reid analyses one of the most dizzying examples of the transformative power of the Internet - the self-broadcasting websites and individual blogs. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the arts industry Post, manage and monitor your social media campaigns using our extensive social media toolkit Promote yourself and your career to the largest arts community in Australia by uploading your professional profile Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Take advantage of exclusive ticket giveaways, offers and competitions Save hundreds of Dollars every year on cinema tickets, magazines, books, travel, shopping and more with the Member Rewards scheme ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and be part of the Australian arts community Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Robert is Artistic Director and a founding member of Theatre in Decay in Australia. He has written all but one of it’s plays and has had work produced by other companies through out Australia also. Robert’s works produced by Theatre in decay include Noni Hazlehurst is Dead, Customers, The New Scum, All Dressed Up and No-one to Blow, Screaming in America: The Bill Hicks Project, All of Which are American Dream, A Mile in her Shadow, Sweet Staccato Rising and Empire. With theatre in decay Robert has toured to the Wellington Fringe, NZ, the C+ season in Canberra and the Adelaide Fringe. His works produced by other companies include Pat Sabatine’s Eighth Birthday Party, presented by St. Martins Youth Arts Centre and Australian Theatre for Young People with Blind Girls Play, The Fat Black Pussy Cat and Comfortably Dumb presented by Lunchtime Theatre, Gone broadcast by 2SER FM, The Man Who Had Gout broadcast by 3RRR FM, The Battle of Bourke Street for St. Martins Youth Art’s Center’s Scattergun project and September presented by MAKEbeLIVE at the Darlinghurst Theatre. Robert directed Tyranny by Barry Dickens at La Mama, An Actor Prepares by James Adler at Theatreworks and Oedipus for Eagles nest theatre. Robert won the St Martin’s Playwright of the year award in 2000 for Pat Sabatine’s Eighth Birthday Party. His play, Empire, was given a special commendation by Melbourne Fringe in 2004. He was given the R.E. Ross Trust Playwright Development Award for his play A Mile in her Shadow in 2005. His play 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. Robert is an Affiliate Writer at MTC this year, an Associate Artist at The Storeroom and is a Masters Candidate at QUT.