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Justin Fleming

Writer

Agent: Jean Diamond | jd@diman.co.uk | 02076310400

Writer

JUSTIN FLEMING’s works have been produced and published in UK, Australia, USA, Canada, Belgium, Poland and France. Harold Pinter described Justin as a writer “of authority and distinction.”

 

Justin's plays include Burnt Piano (HB Playwrights Foundation Theater New York, Belvoir Company B Theatre, Sydney/Melbourne Theatre Company/ Mainstage Hobart/Dallas Theater Centre/France Australia Theatre, Paris/Centaur Theatre, Montréal/Ensemble Theatre Sydney); Hammer (Ensemble Theatre); The Cobra (STC/MTC/Wilton Morley Productions; Harold In Italy Teatr Studijni, Lodz, Poland/(STC ); Coup d’Etat (Western Canada Theatre/MTC), Kangaroo (Square Brackets Theatre); and A Land Beyond the River (Bakehouse Theatre Company).  Burnt Piano won the New York New Dramatists’Award. Coup D’Etat won the Banff PlayRites Residency, Canada, made the final short-list for the Patrick White Award and was nominated for an AWGIE award for Best Play. The Department Store and His Mother’s Voice both won the Mitch Mathews Award.

 

As librettist, Justin collaborated on the English Tour and London season of Crystal Balls (Compact Opera/Sadler's Wells) and TESS of the D’Urbervilles (Savoy Theatre, London/UK tour). He was commissioned by Opera Australia to write a new English version of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow.

 

Justin was twice awarded a residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, and was writer-in-residence at the Dr. Robert and Lina Thyll-Dürr Foundation, La Casa Zia Lina, Elba, Italy, where he translated Moliere's Tartuffe (The Hypocrite), for MTC, and wrote Origin, performed at The Art of Evolution Conference, Courtauld Institute, London. Justin was commissioned to translate Molière’s The School for Wives, The Misanthrope and The Literati (Les Femmes Savantes) for Bell Shakespeare Company, and commissioned by the Ensemble Studio Theater New York to write Soldier of the Mind about Spanish Neuroscientist Santiago Cajal.  Riverside Theatre commissioned Shellshock for the centenary of the battle of Gallipoli. Productions are being planned of his new play, Dresden, for London and Sydney. Justin is the author of Stage Lines: Writing Scripts for the Stage, published by Phoenix. With Scott Hicks, Justin wrote the screenplays, The Palace of Love, Death and Dreams for television.