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Anders Lustgarten

Playwright

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Biography

Anders read Chinese Studies at Oxford before heading to Berkeley in California to work towards a PhD. With his studying completed, Anders devised academic courses for prisoners in the UK and USA and taught drama inside prisons in both countries.

Anders turned to playwriting in 2007.  He has had attachments at Soho and the National Theatre and commissions from both and also the Bolton Octagon and the Royal Court.

Alongside his writing, Anders works as a political activist across the world, focusing on the actions of multinational corporations in developing countries.

Anders won the inaugural Pinter Commission from the Royal Court in 2011. In 2012 he was selected from over 3000 applicants to be on the Channel 4 Screenwriters course.


CV

Theatre
Writer
NT Connections 2015 Nov 2015
National Theatre
Writer Anders Lustgarten

Commission as part of NT Connections 2015

34 Moments of a Massacre 2014
Arcola Theatre, tour in Europe
Writer Anders Lustgarten

Magna Carta commission 2014

Writer Anders Lustgarten

A half hour commissioned response to the Magna Carta as part of Salisbury's 1000th anniversary celebrations

Seven Acts of Mercy 2014
Royal Court
Writer Anders Lustgarten

A Royal Court commission

The Finborough Theatre
Writer Anders Lustgarten
Starring Paapa Essiedu

Zimbabwe. 2015. The Mugabe Government has fallen and investigations into its abuses have begun.

Royal Court
Director Simon Godwin
Writer Anders Lustgarten
Starring Susan Brown, Ben Dilloway, Laura Elphinstone, Daniel Kendrick & Meera Syal

As the financial world issues its shock treatment, what happens when the City’s agenda is taken to its ultimate conclusion? 

Read
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Producer Sarah Brocklehurst
Director Emma Callander
Writer Anders Lustgarten

Short play in response to the current political situation

Socialism is Great 2012
National Theatre Connections
Writer Anders Lustgarten

Play for young people about China

Capitalism: A Lecture Series 2011
Lyric Hammersmith
Writer Anders Lustgarten

Developing a lecture series 'On Capitalism'

Theatre Uncut 2011 2011
Southwark Playhouse, Latitude Festival, Edinburgh Festival
Writer Anders Lustgarten
Starring Anders Lustgarten

Part of a season of short pieces reacting to the cuts to the UK Budget

Finborough Theatre
Director Ryan McBride
Writer Anders Lustgarten
Starring Zaraah Abrahams, Thusitha Jayasundera, Julian Littman, Sam Swainsbury & Trevor A Toussaint


Read
The Secret Theatre 2010
Under commission by the Bolton Octagon
Writer Anders Lustgarten

Walsingham and the spy network of Elizabethan England

The Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie 2010
National Theatre Studio
Writer Anders Lustgarten

Play about the history of China

Enduring Freedom 2008
Finborough Theatre
Director Roland Jaquarello
Writer Anders Lustgarten
Starring Lisa Eichhorn, Fiz Marcus, Charlie Roe & Anna Sawa

About the aftermath of 9/11 taken from verbetim accounts

The Insurgents 2008
Finborough Theatre
Writer Anders Lustgarten

A Torture Comedy 2007
Actors Centre
Writer Anders Lustgarten

Black comedy about extraordinary rendition

The Police 2007
Battersea Arts Centre
Writer Anders Lustgarten

Adaptation of the Polish play by Slawomir Mrozek

The Punishment Stories 2007
Readings at Soho and Hampstead Theatres
Writer Anders Lustgarten

Shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award

Radio
Writer
No. 10: Democracy in Traction 1 x 45' 2012
Pacificus Productions for BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Clive Brill
Writer Anders Lustgarten
Starring Arsher Ali, Julian Glover, Damian Lewis, Gina McKee & Mike Sengelow

Part of a series of political drama

 
Creator and Writer
Hamster 1 x 45' 2011
Holy Mountain for BBC Radio 4
 
Creator Anders Lustgarten
Producer Boz Temple-Morris
Writer Anders Lustgarten

 
Television
Creator and Writer
I Am The One Percent 1 x 60' Pilot
2012

In development  
Creator Anders Lustgarten
Writer Anders Lustgarten

Pilot developed as part of the Channel 4 Screenwriters' course

Republic of London 2014
Kindle
In development
Creator Anders Lustgarten
Writer Anders Lustgarten

 
Terminal Five 2014
Kindle
In development
Creator Anders Lustgarten
Writer Anders Lustgarten