Born in Geelong, Australia, Mark Fletcher’s plays Chasing Rabbits, Dating Joe, Sunset BBQ and Cocktail have been performed in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Minneapolis, New York, Sam Francisco, Dublin and Canada. A theatrical version of Teething Problems had its World Premiere at Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne in February 2003. His first short film, Chasing Rabbits, took awards at the Empire State Film festival, Cinevue International Film festival and 4th Bare Bones International Film festival. A musical version of Dating Joe (Joe Starts Again developed in collaboration with Martin Croft and dean Lotherington) took out the Green Room Award in Melbourne in 2006.
Teething Problems is a descent in to the consciousness of the narrator, a young man in his early twenties, after his life is upended by the discovery that his conception was the result of his mother being unfaithful to her then husband of less than a year and the realization that his hero dad is not his dad.