Justin Fleming


Justin Fleming was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on January 3rd, 1953 and is the Playwright. At the age of 71, Justin Fleming biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 3, 1953
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
71 years old
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Justin Fleming Life

Justin Fleming (born 3 January 1953) is an Australian playwright and author.

He has written for theatre, music theatre, opera, television and cinema and his works have been produced and published in Australia, the US, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Poland and France.

Fleming has been a barrister and vice president of the Australian Writers' Guild and a board member of the Australian National Playwrights' Centre.


Justin Fleming Career

Early life, education and career

Fleming was born in Sydney, Australia, and she is one of six children of Drs Justin and Gwen Fleming. 214. Justin Fleming Snr, his father, was a pioneer vascular surgeon who served with the RAAF during World War II. Mother Gwen Fleming (née Lusby), a physician, was one of the first female majors to serve in the Australian Army Medical Corps during the war. Margaret, Paul, Justin, Judith, James, and Peter married while serving at Concord Military Hospital and married shortly after the war.

Fleming attended high school at Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview, a Jesuit college in Sydney. Here he was taught english literature by Joseph Castley and Charles MacDonald, S.J., as well as Charles Fraser's classics. Gerard Windsor and Nick Enright, composer Stewart D'Arrietta, and poet Gerard Windsor were among the college's near-contemporaries. Lorraine Henderson, Julienne Horn, and Tessa Birnie all taught him music. Fleming, a high school student at the University of New South Wales, studied Arts at the University of New South Wales and attended part-time acting lessons with Hayes Gordon and Zika Nester at the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney. He appeared on television and wrote script for The Godfather, The True Blue Showdown, in 1972 (ATN 7), The Spoiler' and 'The Young Doctors.'

Flemstan began part-time studies at the University of Sydney, where he later became the director of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society, with productions including Trial by Jury and Cox and Box. He served as a Judge's Associate from 1975 to 1978 and obtained his first law degree. He later obtained a Master of Laws from University College London, London. He served as an associate of District Court Judge John Lincoln from 1974 to 1979 and spent several years as a barrister in Dublin and Sydney before devoting his full time to writing. When still working in the industry, Fleming wrote his first plays in the late 1970s. He wrote the Hammer manuscript in 1976 and Doubted his Empire in 1978.

Fae Brauer, an author and scholar, is married to Fleming.

Career as playwright

Hammer, Fleming's first performance, was staged at the Festival of Sydney in 1981 and was followed by Indian Summer in 1982. Sir Robert Helpmann appeared in the world premiere of Fleming's play The Cobra in 1983, in the Sydney Opera House. While reminiscing about his turbulent youth with Oscar Wilde, Helpmann depicted elderly Lord Alfred Douglas.

Harold in Italy was produced by the Sydney Theatre Company in 1989; the Teatr Studyjny in Lodz Poland later staged the performance. In 1991, the Deep Blue was presented at The Bush Theatre in London, and the Ensemble Rep Studios released The Nonsense Boy the following year. Fleming has twice been granted the Nancy Keesing Writer's Fellowship to the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris (1993, 1998), where he wrote The Starry Messenger and Burnt Piano (in French Le piano brulé). The former performed around Australia and went on to win the New York New Dramatists' Award in the year 2000 and began in New York City in March 2001. It was shortlisted for several awards, including the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, and the Banf PlayRites Residency Residency, Canada. Harold Pinter, a playwright, was a fan of Fleming's work, especially the portrait of Samuel Beckett in Burnt Piano. Fleming was described by Pinter as a writer "of influence and distinction."

Other performances include adaptations of Émile Zola's Au Bonheur des Dames (The Department Store) in Old Fitzroy and D. H. Lawrence's Kangaroo, which were also performed at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre in August 2003.

On Crystal Balls (Compact Opera/UK tour/Sadler's Wells, London), The Ninth Wonder (Sydney Theatre Company), Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Incidental Miracles (WAAPA/Sydney Theatre Company), The Eliss of the United Kingdom (Saler's Wells) (Samor Theatre Company/Cameron, -Installa (Sa, libret Opera House, West Australian Opera (Sas, London), The &Ming (Sas, London and UK Tour, Theatre Company (Salton Theatre Company, Laias (Sa and UK Tour dea) Laidney Theatre Company (Sa, Laiah), Accident (Saydney Theatre Company, Laidney Theatre Company) Laia, The Laia (Sa, Laia, Laidney Theatre Company (Sa), Laid Presidential Laidney Theatre Company (Ca), Laia, Laia; Laialton Theatre Company), The Nullens (Sa Laia, Theatre Company) Laiayr &Saydney Theatre Company (Ca); The Laidney Theatre Company (Sa), Laiagu) Laidney Theatre Company (Sairaydney Theatre Company (Sa) Laiamyron Macintos (Sa City of the Laidney Theatre Company (Sa) Laidney Theatre Company (Sa Inau Laidney Theatre Company (Sa) (Sa) (Sa, Laidney Theatre Company (Sa, Invalid Theatre Company (Sa, Laidney Theatre Company (Ca) Laidney Theatre Company (Sa) (Ma) in Laidney Theater Company (Laia) The Writers' Guild nominated Whiteley for an AWGIE award for Music Theatre 2020 and an International Opera Award for Best New Work 2020. Fleming is a librettist and composer on a new opera, Zelenskyy on the President of Ukraine and his partner, Olena Zelenska, together with Ukrainian-Australian composer Katia Tiutiunnik, director and choreographer Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon.

Fleming was made Writer-in Residencence by the Dr Robert and Lina Thyll-Dur Foundation in La Casa de Le Bore, Italy, where he translated Molière's Tartuffe (named as The Hypocrite) from French to English in 2006. In 2007, the Melbourne Theatre Company produced a play called "Writer's Residency" at Arthur Boyd's Bundanon, where he wrote Origins, about Charles Darwin. In 2008, he was given a residence at the Don Bank Museum in North Sydney, as well as the Tasmanian Writers' Centre Residency, where he wrote His Mother's Voice. The Bell Shakespeare Company commissioned Fleming to translate Molière's The School for Wives and Ensemble Studio Theatre and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, to produce Soldier of the Mind, a play about Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the Spanish neuroscientist.

Shellshock was produced in 2015 by Riverside Theatres, and Griffin Theatre Company and Bell Shakespeare Company co-produced The Literati, Fleming's version of Molière's Les Femmes Savantes. The Misanthrope, Dresden's co-production with Griffin Theatre Company, and The Misanthrope in Bell Shakespeare Company's co-production with Griffin Theatre Company, as well as in 2019, the Bell Shakespeare Company toured The Miser's translation. For the Silver Gull Play Award 2020, the Scream was shortlisted. Doris Fitton, a new play, was shortlisted for the Seaborne Brought silhouette & Walford Foundation Playwrights Award 2021.

Fleming has been vice president of the Australian Writers' Guild and has served on the board of the Australian National Playwrights' Centre. His plays have appeared in many countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Australia, and Poland.