Shorts in the Summer

July 5th, 2015

The US debut of my short play Everyone is part of this year’s Summer Shorts July 17-19 at The Tank, directed by Christian Coulson.

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An Opening in Time Tickets on Sale July 13

July 5th, 2015

Tickets go on sale for An Opening in Time July 13 at www.hartfordstage.org!

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Dying City in Boston

June 19th, 2015

Nick Dussault, Boston Metro: The intimacy works so well that the familial dysfunction starts to feel like pain you share with the characters. At times, the in-your-face emotions teeter on overpowering, leaving you squirming in your seat.

Ian Thal, Arts Fuse: Shinn is operating in a pseudo-realist mode here but, unlike dramatists who believe that means imitating the conventions of film or television, Shinn creates a dramatic version of a novella – this is a richly textured drama in only ninety-minutes. Not a word is wasted.

Alex Lonati, Broadway World: A theatrical experience unlike any I’ve had prior. More like venturing into someone’s private space and thoughts, which worked very well within the structure of the piece. I almost felt like I was witnessing a conversation I shouldn’t be privy to, but somehow couldn’t look away.

Travis Manni, New England Theatre Geek: Though a living room was likely not director Cameron Cronin’s first choice of venue, the emotional landscape he is able to convey is wonderfully achieved through a minimalist approach.

Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review: A strong production of Christopher Shinn’s puzzling political-or is it personal drama.Kiki Samko and Michael Underhill

Kiki Samko and Michael Underhill

Teddy Ferrara Tickets on Sale June 16

June 13th, 2015

The Donmar opens booking to the public Tuesday June 16 at 9AM!

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Luke Newberry to Star in Teddy Ferrara

June 8th, 2015

The Donmar has announced initial casting for Teddy Ferrara. Luke Newberry heads a cast that will include Nancy Crane, Oliver Johnstone, Kadiff Kirwan, Matthew Marsh, Ryan McParland, Anjli Mohindra, Pamela Nomvete, and Nathan Wiley, with more to be announced. The show will be designed by Hildegard Bechtler (set), Paule Constable (lighting), and Carolyn Downing (sound).

Luke Newberry

Luke Newberry

Teddy Ferrara at the Donmar

June 3rd, 2015

Beyond thrilled that Teddy Ferrara will receive its second production at the Donmar Warehouse this fall, directed by the brilliant Dominic Cooke!

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Four Returns to Chicago

May 21st, 2015

Jackalope’s production of Four will return for an engagement this summer for Theater on the Lake!

the cast of Four

the cast of Four

The World Will Not Contain Us at New Dramatists

April 23rd, 2015

On April 22 I had the first-ever private reading of my new musical written with David Hancock Turner, The World Will Not Contain Us. Evan Cabnet directed a brilliant cast: Alexandra Socha, Ben Moss, and Austin Hohnke. New Dramatists generously hosted me as an alumnus and the project was supported by The 24 Hour Plays and Evangeline Morphos. Very excited to take the next step!

Ben Moss, Alexandra Socha, and the bookwriter and composer

Ben Moss, Alexandra Socha, and the bookwriter and composer-lyricist

 

Playwrights Panel at Mark Twain House

April 20th, 2015

After a fun discussion with Neil LaBute, Mark St Germain and Frank Rizzo at the Mark Twain House.

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Oliver Butler to Direct An Opening in Time

April 3rd, 2015

The great Oliver Butler of The Debate Society will direct the world premiere of An Opening in Time at Hartford Stage this September.

Oliver Butler

Oliver Butler