C. J. Hopkins is an American playwright, occasional stage director and author of miscellaneous other works. His early plays and experimental stage-texts were first produced in the 1990s in New York, 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 Noorderzon Festival (the Netherlands), among many others. His playwriting awards include the 2002 First of the Fringe Firsts and a 2002 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 Drama), having originally appeared in the 2000 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 writing, he is also a freelance translator/editor and script consultant and teaches scriptwriting workshops in association with The Reader Berlin.
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