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Where Do We Live - Full Length Play

Where Do We Live

Christopher Shinn

Full Length Play

7m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822220336

In the summer of 2001 in New York City, two young men from the same ap…

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In the summer of 2001 in New York City, two young men from the same apartment building find their lives intersecting, as each struggles to make sense of a changing world.
"An ideal rebuttal to a mostly dismal season of new plays on Broadway has arrived, with impeccable timing, at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre. It's Christopher Shinn's WHERE DO WE LIVE, an exceptionally fine new play that probes with clarity and compassion the lives of a handful of New Yorkers just before, and just after, the events of Sept. 11, 2001…Shinn captures, as no playwright yet has, the strange, terrible continuity of those days in New York—how, for most people, little really changed, even as we were being told that everything had." —Variety (Isherwood). "A deeply haunting play by Christopher Shinn about a city struggling against darkness. It's not simply because its events occur either side of 9/11 that this play hits us where we live now. More disturbing is one's awareness as the play unfolds that all its talk of doing good can't preempt a fractiousness and dissonance that are part of New York's inherent beat…One can only marvel at Shinn's ability." —Variety (Wolf). "An honest, insightful, and necessary play." —Associated Press. "An impressive new play. A startlingly accurate theatrical appraisal of the way we live now." —Village Voice.


7m, 2f


Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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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