At the launch of Witness at La Mama Theatre last weekend, co-founder and editor Robert Reid made a speech. He called it a rant. But really it’s a kind of poem.
Robert Reid is co-editor and co-founder of Witness and runs our educational resources. He is a playwright, director and academic. His award-winning plays have been produced by the Melbourne Theatre Company and his own independent companies. He is artistic director of the games-based performance company, Pop Up Playground, and his Platform Paper on theatre and digital marketing was published by Currency Press in 2011. He recently completed his PhD in Australian Theatre History.
Witness Histories Part 1: Choreographer and creative director of the Yirramboi First Nations Festival Jacob Boehme talks to Robert Reid about 80,000 years of Indigenous performance history in Australia.