Associate Professor, Theatre
During the last ten years Robert Reid has collaborated on many productions, both in theatre and film, and has taught at numerous institutions, including Université du Québec Montréal and at the prestigious Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf where he supervised the theatre program from 2001 to 2004.
As a theatre director his work focuses mainly on the exploration of contemporary dramatic forms. He collaborated to the creation of two theatre companies: Le Groupe de poésie moderne and L'Ange-Éléphant. The former has been recognized as an unique and unsual phenomena in Quebec's theatre scene. The latter, L'Ange-Éléphant, is dedicated to the exploration of new dramaturgy, both Canadian and International. This Company's recent productions includes The War Plays by Edward Bond, Body and Soul by John Mighton and Yvonne, princesse de bourgogne by Witold Gombrowich.
Though Reid works predominantly in French, he has participated in projects with The Centaur Theatre, Projet Porte-Parole, Infinitheatre and other English theatre companies in Canada.
His teaching focuses mainly on acting and directing; on text analysis and on the translation of that analysis into dynamics on stage, strongly influenced in this work by his studies of Meyerhold's biomechanics with Gennadi Bogdanov.
Research is an essential part of his theatre activities. Over the last decade Reid has published articles in different specialty magazines, translated plays and participated in many conferences.