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Robert Reid

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.

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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.