New School Drama Playwriting Faculty Member Selected for Goodman Reading Series

The Goodman Theatre in Chicago has selected Picked, by Drama Playwriting faculty member Chris Shinn, as part of the lineup for its eighth annual New Stages reading series of new plays. The script-in-hand staged readings take place in the Goodman’s Owen Theatre over two weekends, January 14’16 and 21’23, 2011.

Shinn’s work includes Now or Later (shortlisted for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play), Dying City (a Pulitzer Prize finalist), Where Do We Live (winner of an Obie in Playwriting), Four, What Didn’t Happen, On the Mountain, Other People, and The Coming World. His adaptation of Hedda Gabler premiered at the Roundabout (American Airlines Theatre), and he has written short plays for Naked Angels and the 24 Hour Plays. His work has been premiered by Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, the Vineyard Theatre, South Coast Rep, the Royal Court, and the Soho Theatre and later produced around the world.

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