Biography

Benji Reid is a creative producer, devisor and director. He trained as a dancer with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and as an actor with Philippe Gaullier and Double Edge Theatre. Reid formed his own hip hop Theatre company BREAKING CYCLES, which has successfully toured work in the UK and Internationally performing to sell out audiences at The Sydney Opera House, Australia, Toronto World Stage Festival, Canada, New York and Washington DC Hip Hop Theatre Festivals, USA, Sadlers Wells, London and 3 scratch performances in The Cottesloe Theatre at The Royal National Theatre, London. In 1998 Reid directed his first main stage play, hip hop musical 'Avalanche' for Nottingham Playhouse and co-directed Jonzi D's 'Aeroplane Man' (1999). In the same year he toured 'Paper Jackets', a one-man show he wrote and starred in.

Productions

Production Date Theatre
Paper Jackets 1999 21 South Street

Critical sources

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