Tim Pinckney started writing plays after ten years as a working actor. His first play, Message to Michael, was produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, directed by Michael Scheman and featuring David Beach. Still at Risk recently had its world premiere at the New Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, directed by Dennis Lickteig, featuring Scott Cox, William Giammona, J. Conrad Frank, Desiree Rogers and Matt Weimer. Tim's play Ever So Humble had its world premiere at the Hangar Theatre, starring Andrea Burns and Eric T. MIller, directed by Peter Flynn. The first act of his new play, Stir Until Smooth was recently presented by Stable Cable Company in New York City, directed by Carl Andress, featuring Elizabeth Ward Land, Amy Hohn and Mike Turner. This past year, A Prehistoric Ritual was given a reading at the Vineyard Theatre, directed by Peter Flynn.
Other plays include A Perfect Blendship (Workshopped at the Hangar Theatre) and First Refusal (Workshopped at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre). Tim wrote the stage adaptation for the world premiere of Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, starring Douglas Sills, Joshua Henry and Betsy Wolfe, directed by Carl Andress. He also adapted four classic musicals - Funny Girl, Chess, Hair and On the Twentieth Century - for The Actors Fund concert series. Tim is currently working on a screenplay adaptation of Message to Michael.
Tim has traveled the world as a contributing writer for Passport Magazine. He was personally selected by Fred Ebb to write the liner notes for the special edition DVD/CD release of the Oscar winning film Chicago. Tim also serves on the selection committee of the Fred Ebb Foundation. Originally from Auburn, New York, Tim is a member of the Dramatists Guild and is represented by Charles Kopelman at Abrams Artists.
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