Dexter Flanders


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by Dexter Flanders

FOXES follows Daniel, a young black man trying to keep up with his life, which is moving fast. When his relationship with best friend Leon brings an unexpected change it creates turmoil, bringing a taboo into his family home that has the power to tear the closest and most loving relationships apart.

Shortlisted for the 2018 Alfred Fagon Award, Dexter Flanders's debut play Foxes explores masculinity and identity within London's Caribbean community and Black street culture.

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3F, 2M

"Flanders' writing is warm and often direct...Sings in moments of quiet intimacy" -The Stage

"Through the story of one beautiful, fractured family, this debut play by Dexter Flanders shows how complex, and at times how devastating, the Black gay experience can be. Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon award, Foxes is a deeply moving story of faith, family and what's deemed forgivable." -Guardian

"Foxes is a powerful and emotional play with a voice that deserves to be heard. " -Everything Theatre

Photo: Courtesy of Adam Yemane, from Defibrillator and Theatre503, 2021, London production.


Dexter Flanders

Dexter trained at RADA as an Actor. He is now writing with a particular focus on stories of the unvoiced.

In 2018 FOXES was a finalist for the Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play of the Year. It received its world premiere at London's Theatre503 in 2021 and is published by Methuen.

In 2019 Dexter was chosen to participate in the Royal Court Theatre's Introduction to Playwriting Group. In 2021 Dexter was announced as one of five recipients of a new Screenwriting Bursary from Neal Street Productions. In 2022 Dexter was chosen to participate in Hampstead Theatre's Inspire group and will write a full length play for.... [FULL BIO]