Richard Jordan

Richard Jordan

Richard Jordan is an award-winning playwright from Brisbane, whose work has been performed in the UK, Australia, and the United States. His plays have garnered several awards and honours, including the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award (25 Down, 2009), the Lord Mayor’s Award for Best New Australian Work (Machina, 2015), three Matilda awards (2009; 2015), a writer’s residency at Marrickville Council, Sydney (2011), a Creative Fellowship at the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire (2013), and a public reading at the Royal Court Theatre, London (2008). In 2016 he established the “Incubator” Program in conjunction with Playlab, where he mentored 12 emerging playwrights. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing and Drama from the University of Queensland, and an Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting from the Australian Film Television and Radio School. He lectures in Theatre Studies at the University of New England.


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