CHRISTOPHER SHINN was born in Hartford, Connecticut and lives in New York. His plays have been produced around the world. His play Now or Later premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2008. In 2009, his adaptation of Hedda Gabler premiered on Broadway at the Roundabout (American Airlines Theatre). Shinn's plays have been premiered by the Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, the Vineyard Theatre, South Coast Repertory, and Soho Theatre, and later seen regionally in the United States and around the world. He has also written short plays for Naked Angels, the 24 Hour Plays, and the New York International Fringe Festival. Shinn teaches playwriting at The New School for Drama. He also participated in the Bush Theatre's 2011 project Sixty Six where he wrote a piece based upon a chapter of the King James Bible.