JOHN PIELMEIER began his career with the internationally-acclaimed play and movie Agnes of God. He’s had four plays mounted on Broadway and over twenty-five television movies and miniseries produced, including acclaimed adaptations of The Pillars of the Earth, Gifted Hands, and The Memory Keeper’s Daughter. His adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist toured the U.K. after its acclaimed West End run and will soon find its way to New York and beyond.
Early in his career he discovered the plays and novels of J.M. Barrie, the man who introduced the world to Peter Pan. Inspired by Barrie’s remarkable life, he wrote Courage, a one-person play which tells Barrie’s story and which he occasionally performs. In 2016, on a visit to the South Seas, he discovered an island which he believes to be the inspiration for Neverland and Hook’s Tale was born. Scribner published it to wonderful reviews and he subsequently transformed it into a two-person play which premiered at Stages Theatre in Houston in October 2021.
He’s received the Humanitas Award (plus two nominations), five Writers’ Guild Award nominations, a Gemini nomination, an Edgar Award, a Camie Award, a Christopher Award, and his projects have won a Gemini Awards, several Spirit Awards, and been nominated for the Emmy and the Golden Globe. As an actor he has appeared in The Pillars of the Earth and The Capture of the Green River Killer as well as on stage.
To know more, please visit his website: johnpielmeier.com.