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Richard Jordan is a graduate of Queensland University of Technology's Creative Writing program. In October 2003, he served as a judge for the Brisbane Writers Festival WriteSmall short story competition. In July 2005 he was selected to attend the World Interplay festival of young playwrights in Townsville, North Queensland. In 2008, he commenced a select course for ten emerging playwrights at the Royal Court Theatre in London. After completing a PhD at The University of Queensland (2015), he completed an Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting (Series Television) at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (2016). In 2018, he was a lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of New England.

His poetry, short stories and feature articles have appeared in Utopia, Communique, and Scope. His plays have been produced by such companies as La Boite.

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Machina 2014 single work drama science fiction

'One month ago, David Sergeant made the ultimate commitment to social media, choosing to forever separate mind and body by uploading his consciousness into social networking site Machina. An experimental and irreversible new process known as ‘going inside’, the user discards their need for a physical body and attains a kind of digital immortality in the cloud.

'Now, as David’s family, friends and ex-lovers struggle to come to terms with his physical absence, questions are being asked about why this promising young man committed the equivalent of social suicide. Did he go willingly? Or was he pushed? David’s mother is determined to find out, even if it means reaching out to her son from the other side...'

Source: La Boite website (http://www.laboite.com.au/cms/page.asp?ID=131). (Sighted: 29/4/2014)

2014 nominated Matilda Awards Best Independent Production
25 Down 2008 single work drama

'James is 25, fresh out of art school and utterly lost. His best friend Emma is stuck in a dead-end job, might be pregnant, and thinks she's in love with James. The trouble is James is gay. Then again, there's always the married man with the comb-over at Emma's work. Simon and Gary also think they might be in love, despite the fact that Gary is old enough to be Simon's dad. Everyone obsesses about passing life's use-by date as they drift through the coffee shops, bars and apartments of Brisbane. Richard Jordan's award-winning new play is a heartfelt slice of sex in our very own city.' Source: www.qldtheatreco.com.au/ (Sighted 10/11/02008).

2008-2009 winner Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Drama Script (Stage)
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