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Christopher Shinn

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3m, 1f

ISBN: 9780822225737

Chosen to star in a huge new movie by a legendary Hollywood director, …

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Chosen to star in a huge new movie by a legendary Hollywood director, an unknown young actor finds his life suddenly changed.
"Better than any play I've seen at finding the natural existential anxiety in the frustration and powerlessness of being a movie actor. Offers ample evidence of this dramatist’s singular gift for presenting human murkiness with precisely shaded clarity. Impeccably observed." —NY Times. "Smart, sinuous work from a playwright who writes with unshowy depth and unforced menace on a challenging subject." —New York Magazine. "Thoughtful and humorous. Makes sly points about the ironies inherent in the profession of acting and the difficulties of creating a 'true' experience in the totally artificial medium of film." —Associated Press. "Heartfelt, incisive, and very moving. Shows us truths from which we can't turn away. Fiercely intelligent, ineffably sad." —Vogue. "A powerful character study. PICKED illuminates humanity's hunger for acceptance and perfection, and satiation on compromise, with artisan-level accuracy. His finest stage drama to date." —Talkin' Broadway.


3m, 1f

Christopher Shinn

Christopher Shinn

Christopher Shinn was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and lives in New York. His plays have been premiered by the Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, the Vineyard Theatre, South Coast Rep, and Soho Theatre, and later seen regionally in the United States and around the world. He is the winner of an OBIE in Playwriting (2004-2005) and a ... view full profile

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