We are pleased to announce the publication of Teddy Ferrara by Christopher Shinn, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-finalist, Dying City. This gripping new drama inspired by real events received its world premiere at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre in winter 2013.
“Chris Shinn explores politics and ethics without moralizing and finds justice and beauty in intimate life, keenly observed and rendered scrupulously, unapologetically, fearlessly… I admire his work enormously.” -Tony Kushner
When a campus tragedy makes national headlines, Gabe, a senior who runs the Queer Students Group, discovers that events surrounding the tragedy aren’t as straightforward as they seem. Inspired by the case of gay Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, who killed himself in 2010 after being harassed by his straight roommate, Teddy Ferrara is a searing new play about what happens when a tragedy sparks a movement – and the truth gets lost along the way.
“Mr. Shinn is among the most provocative and probing of American playwrights today.” ― New York Times
Christopher Shinn is the author of Four, Other People, The Coming World, What Didn’t Happen, On the Mountain, Where Do We Live (Obie Award for Playwriting), Dying City, Now or Later (Evening Standard Award for Best Play shortlist) and Picked. His work has been produced at The Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Vineyard Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, South Coast Repertory and Soho Theatre, among others. His adaptation of Hedda Gabler for Roundabout Theatre Company premiered on Broadway in 2009. Mr. Shinn is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Robert Chesley Award, and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communication Group (TCG) Residency Program and the Peter S. Reed Foundation.