headshotJOHN FLECK (writer / performer)

John Fleck is a performance artist and actor based in Los Angeles, California.  In 1990 he and 3 other performance artists became known as the NEA-4 denied funding by the National Endowment for the Arts because of religious and political pressure.

Fleck’s latest venture BLACKTOP HIGHWAY premiered @ REDCAT in Los Angeles and recently made its NYC debut @ Dixon Place receiving rave reviews and a critic’s choice in the NY Times.  His last show MAD WOMEN won the 2012 LA Weekly Award for ‘Outstanding Solo Performance’ and was nominated for a Bessie Award.  Other critically acclaimed solo shows include: Side EFFlecks May Include, Johnny’s Got a Gun, Nothin’ Beats Pussy, Dirt, me, A Snowball’s Chance in Hell, Blessed are all the Little Fishes, Psycho Opera and I got the He-Be-She-Be’s.

A sampling of past performance venues includes; the ICA (London); ICA (Boston); The Warhol Museum (Pittsburg); The New Museum, The Public Theater, The Guggenheim Museum, PS-122, Second Stage, La Mama, Dixon Place & Joe’s Pub (NYC); The Broad Stage, REDCAT, The Getty Museum, Cal Plaza, MOCA, Taper 2, Bootleg (LA).

Recent theater credits include:  Go Back to where you are (Odyssey Theater), PEACE (Culture Clash @ the Getty Villa), Tobacco Road (La Jolla Playhouse), Atlanta (Geffen Theater), Applause (Reprise, UCLA), A Perfect Wedding (Kirk Douglas Theater), Noises Off (Cape Playhouse-Dennis, Mass.), She Stoops to Comedy, Small Craft Warnings, Cringe & Berlin Circle (Evidence Room), On the Jump (South Coast Rep), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Tiffany Theater), The Granny (Old Globe), The Illusion (LATC)

TV/Film: (a sampling): Backstrom, Criminal Minds, Bones, Anger Management, The Middle, True Blood, Weeds, The Closer, Nip Tuck, Carnivale, Startrek Enterprise, Seinfeld, Murder One, Tales of the City Falling Down, Waterworld, etc. that enable him financial fluidity to create his, not necessarily for profit, performance art.