Drama faculty member Christopher Shinn’s new play Picked will be performed off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater. The play tells the story of a young actor dealing with life changes after a famous director casts him as the lead in a big-budget Hollywood movie. Picked is scheduled to begin performances in mid-March; members of the cast and creative team will be announced later.
Shinn’s plays include Now or Later (shortlisted for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play), Dying City (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Where Do We Live (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. His plays are published in collections from TCG and A&C Black. Awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting and a grant from the NEA/TCG Residency Program.