By CHRISTOPHER SHINN
Directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER
With MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD & COLIN WOODELL
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. She most recently directed Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery at the Golden Theater on Broadway. Recent off-Broadway credits include Tracy Letts’ Mary Page Marlowe (Second Stage Theater), Edward Albee’s At Home At The Zoo: Homelife/The Zoo Story (Signature Theatre); Annie Baker’s The Antipodes, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Everybody, 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 (Lincoln Center Theater, The Playwrights Realm, NY Stage & Film); The Mad Ones’ Miles for Mary (Playwrights Horizons); Zoe Kazan's After the Blast and Abe Koogler’s Kill Floor (Lincoln Center); and Lily Thorne’s Peace for Mary Frances (The New Group). As co-Artistic Director of The Mad Ones, Neugebauer conceives and directs ensemble-devised work, including Miles for Mary (The Bushwick Starr, Playwrights Horizons), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (Ars Nova, New Ohio Theatre, The Brick), and The Essential Straight and Narrow (New Ohio Theatre). She is an alum of the Drama League, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, an Ensemble Studio Theatre member, New Georges Affiliated Artist, and New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. TV: The Duplass Brothers' "Room 104" (HBO).
MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD is currently in production for the highly anticipated Warner Bros. film Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). She will star as Helena Bertinelli/Huntress opposite Margot Robbie in the film which is set to be released on February 7th, 2020. She will next be seen in Paramount’s Gemini Man, opposite Will Smith and directed by Ang Lee. Gemini Man releases on October 11th, 2019. Winstead was most recently seen in All About Nina, where she played the title role of the bracingly funny and blisteringly provocative stand-up comedian whose personal life is a near-complete disaster. The film was nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. She has also starred in Emilio Estevez’s drama Bobby alongside William H. Macy, Demi Moore, Elijah Wood, Sharon Stone and Anthony Hopkins (Two Golden Globe and one Screen Actors Guild nominations). Her other credits include J.J. Abram’s 10 Cloverfield Lane, Riley Stearns’ Faults, Chris Messina’s Alex of Venice, Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof, Universal’s The Thing, Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, James Ponsoldt’s Smashed (2013 Indie Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead), The Spectacular Now, Jason Moore’s A Good Day to Die Hard, A24’s Swiss Army Man, Sony Pictures Classic’s The Hollars, Focus Feature’s Kill the Messenger, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, Twentieth Century Fox’s Live Free or Die Hard, New Line Cinema’s Final Destination 3, Walt Disney Picture’s Sky High, MGM’s Black Christmas, and MGM’s Factory Girl. On television, she can most recently be seen in season three of the critically-acclaimed FX show “Fargo” as Nikki Swango (Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Limited Series). She also starred in the TBS mini-series “Mercy Street,” CBS’s “Braindead,” and A&E’s “The Returned.”
COLIN WOODELL will soon be seen in a leading role in the upcoming Disney feature Call of the Wild, opposite Harrison Ford and Dan Stevens. He recently starred in the Geffen Playhouse revival of Eugene O'Neill's A Long Day’s Journey Into Night, opposite Alfred Molina. Colin’s performance earned him rave reviews including the Los Angeles Times writing that his performance exemplified “beauty” and had a “natural ease.” On screen, he played a pivotal role opposite Claire Foy in Steven Soderbergh’s recent film, Unsane. He previously recurred on Showtime’s “Masters of Sex,” on ABC's “Designated Survivor,” and also starred in the USA series, “The Purge.” His other credits include the Universal/Blumhouse feature, Unfriended: Dark Web and the Netflix feature XOXO. Colin received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at USC.