Christopher Shinn

Christopher Shinn was born in Hartford and lives in New York. His plays include Four, Where Do We Live, What Didn't Happen, The Coming World, On the Mountain, Other People and Dying City. They have been produced at Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Rep, Lincoln Center, and Soho Theatre.

He is a winner of an Obie in Playwriting and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting. He has received grants from the NEA/TCG Residency Program, the Ovid Foundation, and the Peter S. Reed Foundation, and he is a recipient of the Robert S. Chesley Award.

His plays are available in collections from TCG and Methuen.

He teaches playwriting at the New School for Drama.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Dying City Second Stage Theatre 05/01/2019 Playwright
2 Picked Vineyard Theatre 04/20/2011 Playwright
3 Dying City Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 03/04/2007 Playwright
4 On the Mountain Playwrights Horizons 02/24/2005 Author
5 Where Do We Live? Vineyard Theatre 05/11/2004 Playwright
6 What Didn't Happen The Duke on 42nd Street 12/10/2002 Playwright
7 Four New York City Center/ Stage II 02/19/2002 Playwright

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Where Do We Live? Vineyard Theatre 05/11/2004 Director
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2008 Pulitzer Prize, Drama Dying City Playwright
2 NOMINATED 2007 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play Dying City Playwright
3 WON 2005 Obie Award, Playwriting Where Do We Live? Playwright