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  • Profile:

    Christopher Shinn made his playwriting debut in 1998 with Four at the Royal Court Theatre. His other plays include Other People, The Coming World, What Didn't Happen, On the Mountain, Where Do We Live, Dying City, Now or Later, Picked, Teddy Ferrara, and An Opening in Time. 

    His work has been produced at the Royal Court, Donmar Warehouse, Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Vineyard Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Goodman Theatre, South Coast Rep, and Hartford Stage, among others. He has written short plays for Headlong and the Bush Theatre, and his adaptation of Hedda Gabler for the Roundabout premiered on Broadway in 2009. His plays are published in the US by TCG, in the UK by Methuen, and in acting editions from Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts.

    In 2005, Shinn 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. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Economist, and the Index on Censorship.