Teddy Ferrara

A gripping new drama by the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist Dying City.

Author: Christopher Shinn

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559367571

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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A gripping new drama by the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist "Dying City.

Fifty Playwrights on their Craft

... What Didn't Happen; On the Mountain; Where Do We Live; Dying City; Now or
Later; Picked; Teddy Ferrara; and An ... His plays are published in the US by TCG
, in the UK by Methuen Drama, and in acting editions from Dramatists Play ...

Author: Caroline Jester

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474239048

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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In a series of interviews with fifty playwrights from the US and UK, this book offers a fascinating study of the voices, thoughts, and opinions of today's most important dramatists. Filled with probing questions, Fifty Playwrights on their Craft explores ideas such as how does playwriting help a global dialogue; where do dramatists find the ideas that become the stories and narratives within their plays; how can the stage inform the writer's creative process; how does crossing boundaries between art forms push the living art form of theatre-making forward; and will there be playwrights in another 50 years? Through these interrogating interviews we come to understand how and why playwrights write what they do and gain insight into their processes and motivations. Together, the interviews provide an inter-generational dialogue between dramatists whose work spans over six decades. Featuring interviews with playwrights such as Edward Bond, Katori Hall, Chris Goode, David Greig, Willy Russell, David Henry Hwang, Alecky Blythe, Anne Washburn and Simon Stephens, Jester and Svich offer an unprecedented view into the multiple perspectives and approaches of key playwrights on both sides of the Atlantic.

Now or Later

Christopher Shinn's potent play examines religion, freedom of expression and personal responsibility. It premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre in September 2008.

Author: Christopher Shinn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350146463

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 64

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“Its brilliance lies in the way Shinn marries ideological debate to psychological complexity, shedding light, laser-bright and precise, on the way in which political discourse informs and shapes individual experience.” The Times Election night in the U.S. and things are looking rosy for the Democratic Party as the likely President-elect, his wife, advisors, and twenty-year-old son John Jnr prepare for victory. When controversial photos of John Jnr begin gathering momentum on the internet, his father's advisors are forced into damage limitation leaving father and son to try and reach an agreement. Christopher Shinn's potent play examines religion, freedom of expression and personal responsibility. It premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre in September 2008. This new Modern Classics edition features an introduction by Dominic Cooke.

Judgment Day

This edition was published to coincide with the world premiere at New York's Park Armory in December 2019.

Author: Christopher Shinn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350159360

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 64

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You lie there in the dark and the thoughts won't stop – you think of everything you could have done better... A meticulous and respected stationmaster struggles to overcome his guilt when he finds himself suddenly culpable for a violent train crash that results in eighteen deaths. As the community come together to grieve, they succumb to a mob mentality that threatens to ostracize anyone who challenges the collective definition of morality and truth. An intriguing hybrid of theatrical genres, Ödön von Horváth's 1937 play is part moral fable, part socio-political commentary and part noir-ish thriller. Adapted by Obie Award-winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee Christopher Shinn, this thrilling new take on a classic play asks contemporary questions that resonate in our current political climate. This edition was published to coincide with the world premiere at New York's Park Armory in December 2019.

Against

Only violence stands in his way. Christopher Shinn's gripping play received its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre on 12 August 2017 in a production directed by Ian Rickson and featuring Ben Whishaw as Luke.

Author: Christopher Shinn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350046000

Category: Drama

Page: 120

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Go where there's violence. Silicon Valley. The future. A rocket launches. Luke is an aerospace billionaire who can talk to anyone. But God is talking to him. He sets out to change the world. Only violence stands in his way. Christopher Shinn's gripping play received its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre on 12 August 2017 in a production directed by Ian Rickson and featuring Ben Whishaw as Luke.

Shinn Plays 2

Ten years after the publication of Shinn Plays: One comes this second volume of his plays, bringing together some of the playwright's most acclaimed work to date.

Author: Christopher Shinn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9781350007659

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Ten years after the publication of Shinn Plays: One comes this second volume of his plays, bringing together some of the playwright's most acclaimed work to date. The volume includes: Now Or Later (Royal Court, London, 2008) examines religion, freedom of expression and personal responsibility, focused around a US presidential election. Four (Royal Court, London 1998) is set on the 4th July public holiday and is about four isolated young people searching for connection. Picked (Vineyard Theatre, New York, 2011) takes as its centre a young actor who is selected to star in a major movie and the impact this then has on his life and identity. On The Mountain (South Coast Rep, Costa Mesa, 2005) is about a teenager whose mother is starting out on a new relationship, while both are battling with the memories of the past. The anthology also features an introduction by the author.