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Drama Book Shop to Livestream Christopher Shinn Discussion


The Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop will welcome playwright Christopher Shinn to the legendary store for a discussion and signing of his work on Friday, February 19th at 5:00pm. For the first time in the book shop's 99-year history, the event will be live-streamed on Periscope. You can follow the shop and it's stream on Twitter @dramabookshop. The live-stream will begin 5 minutes prior to the event's official start time.

Christopher Shinn is the author of eleven plays, five of which premiered at the Royal Court: Four, Other People, Where Do We Live (Obie Award), Dying City (Pulitzer Prize finalist), and Now or Later, which was directed by Dominic Cooke and shortlisted for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play. His adaptation of Hedda Gabler premiered on Broadway in 2009 in a production directed by Ian Rickson. A Guggenheim fellow, he teaches playwriting at the New School for Drama. His most recent play is An Opening in Time, which premiered at Hartford Stage this past fall, and his 2013 play Teddy Ferrara completed a run at the Donmar Warehouse in December 2015. His newest project is The World Will Not Contain Us, a musical with David Hancock Turner.

The discussion will be moderated by Drama Book Shop staff member and fellow playwright, Steven Carl McCasland. It will be followed by a Q&A with the audience, and a signing on the main floor of the book shop. Copies of Mr. Shinn's plays will be available for sale at the shop.

Those unable to attend the discussion will still be able to participate. Tune in at 5pm on December 19th on Periscope, and tweet @dramabookshop questions for Mr. Shinn. The discussion will end at approximately 6:00pm.

Now in its 99th year, The Drama Book Shop is located at 250 West 40th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Admission to the discussion is free, and Mr. Shinn's plays will be available for sale. This event marks the first time in the shop's famed history that an event will be live-streamed across the world.

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