Photography: Fae Brauer

Justin Fleming


JUSTIN FLEMING’s plays include Hammer (Ensemble Theatre/Festival of Sydney); The Cobra, Harold In Italy, The Ninth Wonder (Sydney Theatre Company); A Land Beyond the River and Junction (NIDA/Bakehouse/Bondi Pavilion). He translated and adapted Moliere’s Tartuffe (The Hypocrite) for Melbourne Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare Company, Black Swan and Queensland Theatre, and The School for Wives for Bell Shakespeare Company’s national tour. Burnt Piano (Belvoir/MTC/Herbert Berghof Playwrights’ Theater, New York/Dallas Theatre Centre, Mainstage, Hobart/Ensemble Theatre) won the New York New Dramatists’Award and was selected as the inaugural play for the MTC/Centaur Theatre Exchange, Montréal. Coup D’Etat (MTC/Western Canada Theatre/Bakehouse/Riverside Theatres) was shortlisted for the Patrick White Award and won the Banff PlayRites Residency. The Department Store (Old Fitzroy/Parnassus’ Den) and His Mother’s Voice (ATYP/Bakehouse) both won the Mitch Mathews Award. Origin was produced at The Art of Evolution Conference, Courtauld Institute, London and the Art Gallery of NSW.

Shellshock was commissioned by Riverside Theatres and Justin’s translation of Molière’s Les Femmes Savantes, The Literati and The Misanthrope by Griffin Theatre Co. and Bell Shakespeare. Justin is librettist for The Merry Widow and Whiteley (Opera Australia), Crystal Balls (Compact Opera/Sadler’s Wells), Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Thor Productions/Savoy Theatre, London), and Satango (Griffin/Riverside/ Las Vegas Theatre Company). Dresden, was part of KXT’s 2018 Sydney Season. The Miser was part of Bell Shakespeare’s 2019 season, starring John Bell. Justin is the author of Stage Lines – Writing Scripts for the Stage and A Molière Anthology, published by Phoenix. A new play, The Scream, is shortlisted for the Silver Gull Award 2020.

BURNT PIANO  add to cart
CHILD OF THE DARK SUN  add to cart
THE COBRA  add to cart
COUP D'ETAT  add to cart
THE DEPARTMENT STORE  add to cart
DRESDEN  add to cart
HIS MOTHER'S VOICE  add to cart
A LAND BEYOND THE RIVER  add to cart
THE LITERATI  add to cart
MOLIERE'S SCHOOL FOR WIVES  add to cart
THE MYTH OF THE PASSIVE CITIZEN  add to cart
ORIGIN  add to cart
SHELLSHOCK  add to cart
THE STARRY MESSENGER  add to cart
TARTUFFE (THE HYPOCRITE)  add to cart