Associate Professor, Theatre
1550 De Maisonneuve W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4725
Robert Reid has collaborated on many productions both in theatre and film and has taught at numerous institutions including UQAM (Université du Québec Montréal) and at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf where he supervised the theatre program.
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. One has been considered a unique phenomena in Quebec's theatre scene and the other is dedicated to the exploration of new dramaturgy, both Canadian and International. His productions credits includes The War Plays by Edward Bond, Body and Soul by John Mighton, Yvonne, princesse de bourgogne by Witold Gombrowich.
Though he works predominantly in French, Robert 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 theatrical biomechanics; on text analysis and on it's translation into stage dynamics. His work is influenced by his studies and collaboration with Gennadi Bogdanov and his work around Beijing opera.
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.