Shinn, Christopher


Christopher Shinn
BFA, Dramatic Writing, New York University
Part-Time Assistant Professor of Playwriting, School of Drama

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Areas of Expertise:
Christopher Shinn's plays include Now or Later (shortlisted for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play), Dying City (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Where Do We Live (winner of an Obie in Playwriting), Teddy Ferrara, Picked, Four, What Didn't Happen, On the Mountain, Other People, and The Coming World. His adaptation of Hedda Gabler premiered on Broadway (American Airlines Theatre), and he has written short plays for Naked Angels (Democracy Project), the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, the Bush Theatre (Sixty-Six Books), and Headlong (Decade). His work has been premiered by Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, the Vineyard Theatre, South Coast Rep, the Goodman, the Royal Court, and the Soho Theatre and later produced around the world. His plays are published in collections from TCG and Bloomsbury. Mr. Shinn’s awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting and a grant from the NEA/TCG Residency Program. His non-fiction has appeared in The Guardian, The Economist, the Index on Censorship, and The Awl.
Courses Taught:
  • The Writer and the World 
  • Thesis supervision
Recent Publications:
Teddy Ferrara (2013)
Where Do We Live and Other Plays Shinn Plays 1 (2007)
Now or Later (2008)
Dying City (2008)

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