Richard Jordan is an award-winning Brisbane-based playwright. His first play Into the Nile was shortlisted for the Queensland Theatre Company’s Young Playwrights Award in 2002. His second play like, dead was produced at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in 2005, revived by Vena Cava Theatre Company in 2009, and again by PLoT Theatre Society, Hobart in 2015. He was a member of the prestigious Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Programme in London from 2007-08. His third play 25 Down won the 2008-09 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award, and was produced by Queensland Theatre Company as part of their 2009 season. His fourth play Machina premiered as part of La Boite Indie in 2014, and won the Lord Mayor’s Award for Best New Australian Work at the 2015 Matilda Awards. Both 25 Down and Machina have been published by Playlab Press. Richard is the recipient of a Marrickville Council Artist’s Residency (2011), and a MacDowell Colony Creative Fellowship, New Hampshire (2012/13). He is a full member of the Australian Writers’ Guild, and has recently completed a PhD in Creative Writing and Drama at the University of Queensland.