C. J. Hopkins is an American playwright and occasional stage director. His early plays and experimental stage-texts were first produced in New York City in the 1990s, where he was awarded a 1994 Drama League of New York Developing Artist fellowship and a 1995 Mabou Mines Resident Artist/Jerome Foundation fellowship. Since 2001, his plays have been commissioned, produced and have toured internationally, playing theatres and festivals such as Riverside Studios (London), 59E59 Theaters (New York), Belvoir St. Theatre (Sydney), Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), the Du Maurier World Stage Festival (Toronto), the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brighton Festival and the Nooderzon Festival in the Netherlands, among many others. His writing awards include the 2002 Best of the Fringe Firsts and a Scotsman Fringe First in Edinburgh (Horse Country), the 2004 Best of the Adelaide Fringe award (Horse Country), and a 2005 Scotsman Fringe First (screwmachine/eyecandy). Horse Country is published by Bloomsbury Publishing (Methuen), having originally appeared in 2000 in the anthology Plays and Playwrights for the New Millennium. screwmachine/eyecandy and The Extremists are published by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. In addition to his own work, he is also a freelance translator and editor and leads scriptwriting workshops in association with The Reader Berlin. As a playwright, he maintains a long-standing association with Clancy Productions, purveyors of fine theater since 1991.