UPDATE: This production has been extended.
Jeffrey Edalatpour, SFWeekly: Dying City contends with adult emotions, grief and the complications of desire. The atmosphere in the room throughout the performance is subdued but tensely coiled with emotion.
This year saw two major productions in the autumn: the world premiere of An Opening in Time at Hartford Stage and a new production of Teddy Ferrara at the Donmar Warehouse. Around these two productions, Patrick Healy profiled me with generosity, depth, and sensitivity. Also this year, I continued to teach playwriting at the New School for Drama, while stepping down as head of Playwriting to focus more on my work. I also wrote personal pieces for the Hartford Courant and American Theatre Magazine, and spent a wonderful hour with Colin McEnroe on WNPR. 2016 should be a productive year on many fronts; watch this space!
Dominic Cooke’s extraordinary production of Teddy Ferrara enters its final week tomorrow, closing December 5th. It will be hard to say goodbye to the incredible company, and to the amazing Donmar Warehouse as well.
Douglas Murray in The Spectator offers a late appraisal: “There aren’t many playwrights around who are really thinking both about and through the colossal tergiversations of our time. Christopher Shinn seems to me to stand out in that regard among others. Of course so do the terrific, mainly young, cast and the flawless directing (as with Now or Later) of Dominic Cooke.”
Congrats to all on a wonderful run.
The brilliant Donmar “Behind the Scenes” guide for Teddy Ferrara is online.
This will be the last round-up of Teddy tweets as the play enters the second month of its run. I’m so thrilled with the audience responses to Dominic Cooke’s incredible production. Earlier entries: 1, 2.
This Matt Trueman piece for FT includes some nice details about my long-term working relationship with the great Dominic Cooke.