B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing, NYU
Department Head, Playwriting; FacultyProfile:
Christopher Shinn was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and lives in New York City. He has written many plays, including Four, Other People, The Coming World, What Didn't Happen, On the Mountain, Where Do We Live, Dying City, Now or Later, and Picked.
His plays have been produced at the Royal Court, Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Vineyard Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, South Coast Rep, and the Soho Theatre, among others. His adaptation of Hedda Gabler for the Roundabout premiered on Broadway in 2009. His plays are published in a collection from TCG, in the UK by A&C Black, and in acting editions from Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts.
Shinn has received an Obie in Playwriting, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 2008 and shortlisted for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play in 2009. He has received grants from the NEA/TCG Residency Program and the Peter S. Reed Foundation, and he is recipient of the Robert S. Chesley Award.