Christopher Shinn's plays have been premiered by the Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, Goodman Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard Theatre, South Coast Rep, Soho Theatre, and Hartford Stage, and later seen around the world.
He is the winner of an Obie in Playwriting (Where Do We Live) and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (Dying City) and the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play (Now or Later).
His adaptation of Hedda Gabler premiered on Broadway at the Roundabout (American Airlines Theatre), and he has also written short plays for the Bush Theatre (Sixty-Six Books) and Headlong (Decade). His play Four was adapted into a feature film starring Wendell Pierce.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, he lives in New York, where he teaches playwriting at the New School.