While British playwright Martin Crimp generally refutes the label of "In-yer-face" dramatist, there is no doubt his plays reflect the confrontational style and subject matter of other "In-yer-face" playwrights. Many of his works explore themes of human relationships, emotional detachment, and socio-political structures--all of which have a bleak outlook.
Crimp's first successful play was Dealing With Clair (1988), an indictment of 1980s capitalism and yuppie greed, which premiered at the Orange Tree Theatre. In 1997, Attempts on Her Life premiered at the Royal Court Theatre. This work gained attention and acclaim for not only its challenging subject matter but also its unconventional theatrical form. Also in 1997, Crimp became a playwright-in-residence for the Royal Court.
Crimp is also respected as a translator for productions, from Ionesco to Strindberg to Moliere for performances in British Theatre.
More about Martin Crimp