Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury didnt set out to write a play about the German genocide on the Herero of Namibia in Southwest Africa around the turn of the 20th century.
It feels so intimate when youre in rehearsal, like a little protected world youve created. All of a sudden you walk into the lobby, and there are all these strangers. It becomes a very social act.
Christopher Shinn was born in Hartford, Connecticut and lives in New York. His first play Four premiered at Londons Royal Court Theatre in 1998 and put Shinn on the map when he was 23.