Post-Election Colloquy

November 30th, 2016

American Theatre magazine asked for my thoughts on the American theatre post-election. You can read my and others’ answers here.


The Creative Independent

November 18th, 2016

I did an interview with The Creative Independent and had a wonderful time talking with T. Cole Rachel.


Now or Later in Stratford

November 8th, 2016

Bonnie Goldberg, Post-Chronicle: Has John, Jr. deliberately tried to derail his dad from his goal of leading the free world or is it an unfortunate accident of timing that is causing the internet to light up with a series of blurry photos of a recent college party? This intriguing question is the eerily timely drama by Christopher Shinn.

Tara Kennedy, OnStage: Beyond its analysis of the First Amendment and free speech, this important work is also the story of the tumultuous, tenuous relationship between father and son… Smart, effective writing, and extremely cerebral.

Jennifer Ju, Patrick Kelly, Christopher Finch

Jennifer Ju, Patrick Kelly, Christopher Finch

Now or Later in Vancouver

November 6th, 2016

Broken Leg Reviews: A robust jousting and clanging of moral swords and lances that is utterly timely. A rich set-up for measuring the groundswell of political anger below the 49th. It threatens to crush underfoot our innocent and charming and sentimental views of what democracy should look like.

Jake Sheardown and Brian Hinson

Jake Sheardown and Brian Hinson

Fair Wage Onstage

October 12th, 2016

Now or Later in Minneapolis

August 12th, 2016

Graydon Royce, Star Tribune: “A piece that dares to chew over ideas and make us think.”

John Townsend, Lavender Magazine: “Blisteringly human… Points to Shinn as a prophetic playwright.”

Jay Gabler, City Pages: “Covers an impressive amount of territory in its one carefully structured act.”

Todd O’Dowd, l’étoile: “A taut, thought-provoking piece of theatre.”

Grant Sorenson

Grant Sorenson

New Interview

July 29th, 2016

An interview I did about Teddy Ferrara has just been published in the Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance. I discuss desire, trauma, and difference, and also the play’s Chicago and London productions.


Ryan McParland

Medium, Twitter, Snapchat

July 10th, 2016

I’ve been publishing occasional brief thoughts on my Medium page. Recently: The Meaning of Lives, my response to recent violence; Brexit and Resentment, which also looks at Kanye West; and Face Back, about technology’s impact on how we think.

I’m still tweeting:

And I’m on Snapchat!



The Coming World in Dublin

July 1st, 2016

The Coming World was produced at The Lir, Ireland’s National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin. The production photos are gorgeous.

Daniel Monaghan and Lauren McArthur

Daniel Monaghan and Lauren McArthur


Focus on Playwrights by Susan Johann

June 29th, 2016

I’m thrilled to be a part of Susan Johann’s beautiful book of portraits of and interviews with playwrights.