Richard Jordan is a playwright and Lecturer in Theatre Studies at UNE. 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). Both 25 Down and Machina are published by Playlab Press. In 2016 he established the “Incubator” New Writing Program in conjunction with Playlab in Brisbane, where he mentored 12 emerging playwrights. His PhD (UQ, 2015) identified a new genre of theatre called Posthuman Drama: plays that explore the innate tensions between the physical and digital worlds.