Dying City




at the Kiser Theater: 305 West 43rd Street

Christopher Shinn's intimate and compassionate play, Dying City, is set in a spare Manhattan apartment, where a young widow receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband. Dying City explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters in this 2008 Pulitzer finalist from "one of our most provocative and probing playwrights" (The New York Times).



CHRISTOPHER SHINN is the author of twelve plays, including Where Do We Live (Obie in Playwriting), Dying City (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Now or Later (shortlisted for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play), and Four. His plays have premiered at the Royal Court, Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons, the Donmar Warehouse, and the Goodman Theatre, among others. His most recent play, Against, premiered in 2017 at the Almeida Theatre in London and starred Ben Whishaw. A Guggenheim Fellow, Chris teaches playwriting at the New School. 

LILA NEUGEBAUER is an Obie, Drama Desk, and Princess Grace Award-winning director. Recent directing credits include Zoe Kazan's After The Blast (Lincoln Center); Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo (Signature Theatre); Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances; Annie Baker's The Antipodes; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Everybody (Pulitzer finalist); Albee's The Sandbox; Fornes' Drowning, and Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro (as an evening, Signature Plays); A.R. Gurney's The Wayside Motor Inn (all at Signature Theatre); Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves (The Playwrights Realm, NY Stage & Film); Abe Koogler's Kill Floor (Lincoln Center); Mike Bartlett's An Intervention (Williamstown); Amy Herzog's After The Revolution, 4000 Miles (Baltimore Center Stage); Zoe Kazan's Trudy and Max in Love, Eliza Clark's Future Thinking (South Coast Rep); Lucas Hnath's Red Speedo (Studio Theatre); Dan LeFranc's Troublemaker (Berkeley Rep); Partners, O Guru Guru Guru (Humana Festival); and Annie Baker's The Aliens (San Francisco Playhouse, Studio Theatre). As co-artistic director of The Mad Ones, Neugebauer conceives and directs ensemble-devised work, including Miles for Mary, Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War and The Essential Straight and Narrow. Drama League alum, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Ensemble Studio Theatre member, New Georges Affiliated Artist, New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect.  She will direct this spring's production of Tracy Letts' Mary Page Marlowe at Second Stage Theater and Kenneth Lonergan's The Waverly Gallery on Broadway next season.