Jean-Pierre Martinez is a contemporary French author and playwright who writes television scripts and stage plays. With an average of 350 stage productions every year, he is one of the most successful European playwrights.
A prolific writer, Martinez has written 81 comedies known for their accessibility and unique universe, populated with characters that are simultanously laughable, moving and deeply relatable. His plays typically focus on the tragi-comedy of everyday situations such as unemployment, awkward diner parties, visits from in-laws, funerals or hospital emergency rooms.
Having supported his work in Europe for several years, our goal is now to make his plays more widely known and produced in English-speaking countries.
Martinez’s plays have been translated in several languages, including English.
English translation by Anne-Christine Gasc