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I’ve included synopses and production/development histories for my plays below. If you’re interested in producing or reading my work, or please contact Corinne Hayoun at Creative Artists Agency: chayoun(at)caa.com.
- SUICIDE, INCORPORATED
It’s been a tough week at work. Profits are down, lawsuits are up, and you totally forgot to bring something to staff potluck. But none of that is even a minor concern compared to this: your boss is onto you. He’s begun to suspect the truth, that you’re trying to ruin the company by keeping its clients alive.
- “A hugely exciting new play… riveting… a wise, rich, and deeply moving inquiry into what lives are worth.” (-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune)
- “With Suicide, Incorporated playwright Andrew Hinderaker reduced sold-out audiences to emotional smithereens.” (-Catey Sullivan, Chicago Magazine)
- “A gut-punchingly honest examination of how men join together to brave a world in which they cannot stand alone.” (Caitlin Montanye Parrish, Chicago Time Out)
- World Premiere, The Gift Theatre, Chicago, June 2010 (dir. Jonathan Berry)
- New York Premiere, The Roundabout Underground, NY, November 2011 (dir. Jonathan Berry)
- DC Premiere, No Rules Theatre Company, Washington DC, June 2012 (dir. Joshua Morgan)
- Developed at Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, and the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
The day after the Virginia Tech shooting, radio shows were flooded with calls from listeners, repeating the same argument over and over: if the students had only been armed, the shooter would’ve been killed and no one else would’ve died. Kingsville not only imagines such a world, but dares to ask – what if maybe, just maybe, those callers had a point?
- “A shrewd and savvy play… Hinderaker is one of Chicago’s most interesting and provocative young writers.” (-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune)
- Featured in Chicago Magazine’s “11 Best Shows in Chicago This Season”
- World Premiere, Stage Left Theatre, Chicago, October 2010 (dir. Vance Smith)
- Developed at Victory Gardens and Stage Left (Leapfest 6)
- Finalist for the 2010 Woodward/Newman Drama Award
- I AM GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD
As a boy, John Chapman vowed to become a billionaire at 35. And when he lands an interview with Goldman Sachs, his dreams are within reach. But on the morning of his interview, John’s alarm never goes off, and when he finally wakes, it’s to a life he never imagined possible.
- World Premiere at Chicago Dramatists, June 2012 (dir. Jonathan Berry)
- Staged Reading at id theater, New York, April 2009
Matt can no longer stomach his job, no matter what it pays. And when he concocts a business plan that will earn him millions while helping those in need, he believes he’s discovered his new career. So why does everyone think this venture’s even viler than the last? A blend of humor, Hendrix, and hard core porn, DIRTY explores whether there’s any place for philanthropy in this cutthroat country we call home.
- Staged Reading at Rattlestick Theatre, Fu@king Good Plays Festival, NY, August 2011
- Staged Reading at id theater, NY, August 2011
- Staged Reading at Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, January 2011
- Staged Reading at Chicago Dramatists, July 2010
- ASHES OF ANOTHER MAN
- THE NEW LONELY
- IN OUR NATIONAL INTEREST
- RED AND BLUE AND RED ALL OVER
- THE APPLICATION PROCESS