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 Writers Guild of America, the Dramatists Guild and is represented by Charles Kopelman at A3 Artists Agency..
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 featured David Beach, Kevin Cristaldi, Rick Hammerly, Anthony Meindl, and Eric Paeper.
Still at Risk recently had its NYC premiere at Theater for the New City, under the direction of Carl Andress. The cast included Robert Gomes, Christopher J. Hanke, Amy Hohn, Ryan Spahn and Jonathan Walker. Still at Risk 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. Ever So Humble was recently featured in the Plays in the House series as a benefit for The Actors Fund. Once again directed by Peter Flynn, the cast included Reed Birney, Andrea Burns, Brandon Contraras, Adam Heller, Montego Glover, Ryan Spahn and Michael Urie.
Tim was a staff writer on HALSTON, a new Netflix limited series, produced by Ryan Murphy and starring Ewan McGregor. He was a co-writer on episode 103 "The Sweet Smell of Success." The series is currently nominated for 2022 Writers Guild Award for Outstanding writing in the category of Adapted Long Form.
Other plays include A Prehistoric Ritual, 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 recently completed a screenplay adaptation of Message to Michael.
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