ANDREW HINDERAKER is a Resident Playwright of Chicago Dramatists, an ensemble member of the Gift Theatre in Chicago, and a three-time Jeff Award Nominee. His plays include, I AM GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD, DIRTY, KINGSVILLE, and SUICIDE, INCORPORATED, which premiered at the Gift in 2010 and was subsequently produced Off-Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre. Hinderaker’s newest play, COLOSSAL, featuring a dance company, a drumline, and a fully-padded football team, was the recent recipient of multiple awards from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Hinderaker has been hailed as “a hugely-exciting, risk-taking young writer” by the Chicago Tribune’s Chris Jones, and as an author of “stupid, soapy melodrama” by a critic he’d prefer not acknowledge by name. His plays have been produced and/or developed by Manhattan Theatre Club, the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, the Araca Group, the Alliance Theatre, Mixed Blood, No Rules Theatre Company, Victory Gardens, Rattlestick, Stage Left, and several others. He currently holds commission from the Roundabout Theatre Company and Marc Platt Productions, and recently completed his M.F.A. in Playwriting at the University of Texas in Austin. Hinderaker is a member of the 2013-2014 Playwrights’ Unit at the Goodman Theatre.