Diana ReidWriter | Playwright

Diana Reid is a recent graduate of the University of Sydney, where she studied Philosophy (First Class Hons) and Law. Her first novel, Love & Virtue, after a competitive bidding process, was published by Ultimo Press in October 2021. During her time at university, Diana was very involved in student theatre writing, performing and producing numerous plays.

In January 2020, the musical she co-wrote, 1984! The Musical! debuted with a critically acclaimed sold-out season at New Theatre, Newtown.

She is currently working on her second novel.


Sex. Power. Consent.

Michaela and Eve are two bright, bold women who befriend each other their first year at a residential college at university, where they live in adjacent rooms. They could not be more different; one assured and popular – the other uncertain and eager-to-please. But something happens one night in O-week – a drunken encounter, a foggy memory that will force them to confront the realities of consent and wrestle with the dynamics of power.

Initially bonded by their wit and sharp eye for the colleges’ mix of material wealth and moral poverty, Michaela and Eve soon discover how fragile friendship is, and how capable of betrayal they both are.

Written with a strikingly contemporary voice that is both wickedly clever and incisive, issues of consent, class and institutional privilege, and feminism become provocations for enduring philosophical questions we face today.

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