Chris Mead is literary director of Melbourne Theatre Company. He has been the inaugural artistic director of PlayWriting Australia, literary manager of Company B Belvoir, curator of the Australian National Playwrights' Conference, festival director of the International Festival for Young Playwrights, and Wharf 2LOUD producer and literary manager of Sydney Theatre Company. His directing credits include Rare Earth (NIDA, 2011), Quack (Griffin, 2010), and The Modern International Dead (Griffin, 2008). Mr. Mead has a Ph.D. from Sydney University, was awarded an inaugural Dramaturgy Fellowship by the Australia Council for the Arts in 2004, and was selected to attend New Visions New Voices at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center in 2008. His monograph What is an Australian Play? on institutional racism and outreach strategies was published by Currency House in June 2008, and he has recently written introductions to Currency Press volumes by Lachlan Philpott and Lally Katz.
Current as of March 2014