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Christopher Shinn

 

Birth Place: Hartford, CT, USA

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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Broadway, 2009]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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Writing

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Christopher Shinn Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Adaptation
Christopher Shinn, Judgment Day
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2008 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Christopher Shinn., Dying City
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2008 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Christopher Shinn, Dying City
 
Obie Awards - 2005 - Playwriting Gold Star
Christopher Shinn, Where Do We Live?
 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Most Promising Playwright
Christopher ShinnWhere Do We Live

Christopher Shinn News

TAKE ME OUT Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Husband Justin Mikita Welcome Their Second  Photo TAKE ME OUT Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Husband Justin Mikita Welcome Their Second Child
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2022

Tony Award-winning actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita have welcomed their second child, a son named Sullivan Louis Ferguson-Mikita.

Review: THE NARCISSIST, Chichester Festival Theatre Photo Review: THE NARCISSIST, Chichester Festival Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Sep 1, 2022

Christopher Shinn's play brims with interesting politics but is too often bogged down in overly-familiar personal issues

The Cockpit Announces NEW YORK VOICES Season Photo The Cockpit Announces NEW YORK VOICES Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2022

Marylebone’s The Cockpit will look across the Atlantic this Autumn, bringing a season of New York plays to the heart of London. Two major productions lead the season: one, a classic revival of Lanford Wilson’s Talley’s Folley; the other, an exciting new musical based on the life and legacy of Rita Hayworth. 

Kara Young and David Zayas Join COST OF LIVING Broadway Premiere; Performance Dates A Photo Kara Young and David Zayas Join COST OF LIVING Broadway Premiere; Performance Dates Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced full casting and performance dates for the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Cost of Living, written by Martyna Majok (Sanctuary City, Ironbound) and directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney (72 Miles to Go..., By The Way, Meet Vera Stark).

New Casting Announced for Festival 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre Photo New Casting Announced for Festival 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2022

Updated casting has been announced for Festival 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre. Learn more about the upcoming lineup here!

From the Winner's Circle: TAKE ME OUT Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks LGBTQ+ Visibili Photo From the Winner's Circle: TAKE ME OUT Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks LGBTQ+ Visibility and More!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2022

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for TAKE ME OUT.

TAKE ME OUT's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Ac Photo TAKE ME OUT's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for TAKE ME OUT. 

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Opens 2022 Applications Today Photo THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Opens 2022 Applications Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

Today, The 24 Hour Plays announced that the 11th annual application for The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals are now open and will run through April 18, 2022. The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals will take place in person in NYC for the first time since 2019.

Photos: Opening Night of PENELOPE at the York Theatre Company Photo Photos: Opening Night of PENELOPE at the York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 8, 2022

The York Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written, a new musical comedy. Find out more about the production, cast and creative team plus how to get tickets.

World Premiere Musical PENELOPE Begins Performances Tomorrow Photo World Premiere Musical PENELOPE Begins Performances Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2022

The York Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written, a new musical comedy with book & lyrics by Peter Kellogg (York’s Desperate Measures), and music by Stephen Weiner (The Rivals), directed and choreographed by Emily Maltby (York’s Lolita, My Love).

Christopher Shinn Videos

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks Fatherhood on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks Fatherhood on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW

by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2020

Jesse Tyler Ferguson is looking forward to becoming a dad for the first time, but he admits to ‚Äúsuperstar mom‚ÄĚ Kelly Clarkson that he has no idea what he's doing! Jesse also dishes that while he's excited about this next chapter, he's very sad to see ‚ÄúModern Family‚ÄĚ end this season. He reveals that he's already cried multiple times on set thinking about the end -- when he lets himself think about it at all, that is.

VIDEO: Cast and Creative Of HENRY V at Hartford Stage Talk The Price Of War Videoplay
VIDEO: Cast and Creative Of HENRY V at Hartford Stage Talk The Price Of War

by Alan Henry - Oct 12, 2018

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for Henry V, which will be performed Thursday, October 11, through Sunday, November 11. Stephen Louis Grushportrays the English king.

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reveals Which Big Broadway Show He Videoplay
Backstage with Richard Ridge: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reveals Which Big Broadway Show He Turned Down!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 15, 2018

Many Broadway fans came to know stage and screen star Jesse Tyler Ferguson for his iconic portrayal of Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. But in an alternate universe, a very different Broadway show might have been his big break. Below, Ferguson tells Richard Ridge all about that big decision that he had to make in 2005, and discusses his many other roles that have built his career. Watch the full interview below!

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Chats LOG CABIN Off-Broadway & More on LATE NIGHT WITH SE Videoplay
VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Chats LOG CABIN Off-Broadway & More on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

by Macon Prickett - Jun 19, 2018

Jesse Tyler Ferguson talks about his play Log Cabin, partying all night in Berlin, asking playwright Tony Kushner to marry him and his husband, & More on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Check out the clip below!

STAGE TUBE: Christopher Shinn and Cast Talk Jackalope's FOUR
by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2015

Jackalope's 7th season continues with Four, written by Christopher Shinn, directed by Nate Silver, through March 28, 2015 at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N Broadway. Watch an interview with the playwright and the cast of FOUR below!

STAGE TUBE: Vineyard Theatre's 30th Anniversary Campaign - Anthony LaPaglia, Nicky Silver, Rajiv Joseph and More!
by Stage Tube - Dec 10, 2012

Vineyard Theatre, one of the nation's leading non-profit theatre companies, is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. Several Vineyard artists, including Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe (who appeared in the recent production of Doug McGrath's CHECKERS, which kicked off the current mainstage season), and writers Nicky Silver, John Kander and Rajiv Joseph appear in the Vineyard's just-released 30th Anniversary Campaign video. Click below!

STAGE TUBE: Michael Wilson, Christopher Shinn & Cast Go Behind the Scenes of Huntington Theatre's NOW OR LATER
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2012

In the videos below, director Michael Wilson, playwright Christopher Shinn, Huntington's artistic director and cast members Toms Nellis and Grant MacDermott discuss the powerful personal relationships family drama that exist at the heart of the edgy political thriller NOW OR LATER, which plays through November 10 at the South End/Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Sneak Peek at Hedda Gabler
by Craig Brockman - Jan 26, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new Broadway production of Hedda Gabler, starring Mary-Louise Parker, Michael Cerveris, Paul Sparks and Peter Stormare. Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen with a new adaptation by Christopher Shinn, is directed by Ian Rickson at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). Mary-Louise Parker stars as 'Hedda Gabler' in this new interpretation of Henrik Ibsen's modern classic. A woman of dangerous independence restrained by a conventional marriage, Hedda Gabler indulges in a cruel game, amusing herself with the misfortune she inflicts on those around her. As Hedda struggles to balance her wild desires against her chosen life, she sets into motion a manic chain of events that bring her story to a chilling end.


Christopher Shinn Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Christopher Shinn written?
Christopher Shinn has written 8 shows including Four (Playwright), What Didn't Happen (Playwright), The 24 Hour Plays 2003 (Playwright), Where Do We Live? (Playwright), The 24 Hour Plays 2004 (Playwright), On the Mountain (Author), Dying City (Playwright), Picked (Playwright).

What awards has Christopher Shinn been nominated for?
Outstanding Adaptation (Drama Desk Awards) for Judgment Day , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Dying City , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Dying City Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Where Do We Live? and Most Promising Playwright (Olivier Awards) for Where Do We Live .

What awards has Christopher Shinn won?
Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Where Do We Live?.


Twitter Watch

@chris_shinn - 11/19/22 09:09pm feeling this too. Inches away from deleting and moving on with life. Probably should have done it long ago tbh


@chris_shinn - 11/18/22 08:58am All I'll really miss on Twitter are the brilliant science & health folks, the crypto skeptics, & @nntaleb


@chris_shinn - 10/20/22 08:56am The Narcissist is out in paperback today, from @MethuenDrama! https://t.co/CAtdnagJzU https://t.co/L0JRphLrjg


@chris_shinn - 10/12/22 02:44pm I was reminded by @NewYorkTheater & his 2001 profile of the Cherry Lane Mentor Project of how kind, generous, & tho… https://t.co/NBH5hwuwtU


@chris_shinn - 9/23/22 11:41am On closing weekend for The Narcissist @ChichesterFT I'm in NYC, cozying up w my memories of the production https://t.co/HnGG7k4oxs


@chris_shinn - 9/14/22 08:23am In 2017 I started thinking about the play that would become The Narcissist. The first book I read was Pankaj Mishra… https://t.co/rl8SfztJsB


@chris_shinn - 9/9/22 08:26am The Narcissist is out on Kindle today‚ÄľÔłŹ


@chris_shinn - 9/7/22 09:48am The Narcissist is my first world premiere in 5 years, the longest I've gone between new plays Some thoughts I had… https://t.co/yxlFn0EHlG


@chris_shinn - 9/2/22 04:42am ‚úĆ?Chichester ? https://t.co/VnrjRvfdho


@chris_shinn - 9/1/22 11:51am The Narcissist is open @ChichesterFT‚Ěē ? Johan Persson https://t.co/Tjzx56ZZoW


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