Professor Clem Martini

Professor Clement Martini, BFA, National Theatre School Graduate, National Screen Institute Graduate

Pronouns: He/Him

Contact information

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-5095

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Best contact is through email.

Background

Educational Background

BFA University of Calgary,

Graduate Playwriting, National Theatre School,

Graduate Screenwriting/DramaLab Program, National Screen Institute,

Biography

Professor Clem Martini is an award-winning playwright, novelist, and screenwriter with over thirty plays, and thirteen books of fiction and nonfiction to his credit, including the W.O. Mitchell Award-winning Bitter Medicine: A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness, The Unravelling, and The Comedian. His recently premiered play, Cantata (Rumours of My Crazy, Useless Life) was the 2021 winner of Theatre BC’s National Playwriting Competition. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and teaches in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary. 

Research

Participation in university strategic initiatives

Courses

Course number Course title Semester
DRAM 65136 SEC 01 S01 Directed Studies 2021
DRAM 65139 SEC 01 S01 Directed Studies 2021
DRAM 671 SEC 01 S01 Sel Problems Playwriting I 2021
DRAM 673 SEC 01 S01 Sel Problems Playwriting II 2020
Drama 371 Introduction to Playwriting Fall 2021

Awards

  • Alberta Book Publisher's Award - Non-fiction, Alberta Book Publishers Association. 2018
  • Silver Award, Alberta Journalism Association, Alberta Journalism Association. 2018
  • Silver Award, National Journalism Association, National Journalism Association. 2018
  • PIerre Berton Writer-In-Residence, 2014
  • Shortlisted for Graduate Supervision Award, 2014
  • Faculty Association Community Service Award 2013, 2013
  • Common Reading Program Selection 2012, 2012
  • Alberta Book Publisher's Award - Nonfiction, 2011
  • W.O. Mitchell Book Award, 2011
  • Nominated for the Ontario Library Association's Red Maple Book Award, 2005
  • Nomination for Canadian Library Book of the Year Award, for The Mob, 2005
  • Nomination for the Seminovitch Award for Playwriting, 2005
  • 'National Playwriting Competition - Cantata (Rumours of My Crazy, Useless Life)', Theatre BC. 2021
  • National Playwriting Competition, Theatre BC. 2021
  • 2021

Publications

  • The Blunt Playwright, Second Edition. Clement M Martini. Playwrights Canada Press. 224. (2019)
  • The Unravelling. Clement M Martini. Freehand Books. 240. (2017)
  • The Comedian. Clement M Martini. University of Calgary Press. 367. (2018)
  • The Blunt Playwright, Second Edition. Clement M Martini. Playwrights Canada Press. 168. (2019)
  • The Unravelling. Clement M Martini. (2017)
  • Resisting erasure – the voices of patients in the history of psychiatry. Clement M Martini. (2019)
  • Consulting the Ouija: Historical Fiction and the Art of Raising the Dead. Clement M Martini. (2018)