Nick Hern Books to Publish Teddy Ferrara

August 17th, 2015

I’m thrilled that Nick Hern Books will be publishing the most up-to-date version of Teddy Ferrara this fall.


Tapping My Connecticut Roots

August 2nd, 2015

I wrote a short essay for the Hartford Courant about how memories of home helped inspire my new play “An Opening in Time.”



Deborah Hedwall Leads An Opening in Time Cast

July 30th, 2015

The gorgeous ensemble for An Opening in Time at Hartford Stage: Deborah Hedwall, Patrick Clear, Karl Miller, Brandon Smalls, Molly Camp, Bill Christ, Kati Brazda, and Mike Keller. The designers: set, Antje Elleman; costumes, Ilona Myogi; lighting, Russell Champa; sound, Jane Shaw. Oliver Butler directs.

Deborah Hedwall

Deborah Hedwall

$20 Student Tickets in Hartford

July 13th, 2015

Student tickets to An Opening in Time at Hartford Stage are only $20. Info here.

Tickets Now On Sale in Both Hartford and London

July 13th, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for both my fall productions: An Opening in Time at Hartford Stage and Teddy Ferrara at the Donmar Warehouse.



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.


An Opening in Time Tickets on Sale July 13

July 5th, 2015

Tickets go on sale for An Opening in Time July 13 at!


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!


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