David Ryding has worked as a director, dramaturg and Arts worker, working consistently with new Australian scripts and new Australian writers. He was most recently Artistic Director for Mainstreet Theatre Company, a company dedicated to new Australian writing about regional Australia. Prior to his role with Mainstreet, he was Associate Director for Barking Gecko, for whom he wrote 'Sarenas Song', 'Hot Dogs' and 'Littlest Bird', which toured Western Australia in 2004.
Other writing credits include 'The Three' for ABC Radio National, 'Myra' for Australian Theatre for Young People’s 'RE: MacBeth', 'Nesmith' for the Blue Room and the screenplay 'Ant's Hills' (winner of a ScreenWest New Screenwriters' Grant). He also wrote 'Shift Swapping' (Audax Productions) and 'Chat' (Skimpy Theatre), and his short play 'The City of Lights' was part of 'Dullsville' (Perth Theatre Company).
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