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Jim Shankman

Jim Shankman is a playwright, actor, and novelist. His plays have been developed at The New Group, Emerging Artists Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, New Jersey Rep, Penguin Rep, Michael Howard Studios, and the T. Schreiber Studio.

His plays include: The Church Of St. Luke In The Fields (2018 New York International Fringe Festival); Heartless Bastard (HERE); Billy And The Killers, an alt-rock musical with Peter Stopschinksi (HERE); The Screenwriter Dies Of His Own Free Will (Best Playwriting Award in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival and Blank Slate Theatre); Kiss Your Brutal Hands (2014 New York International Fringe Festival and Best Actor Award at 2013 United Solo Festival); Suicide Math (2013 New York International Fringe Festival); Alien Child staged reading at New Group, workshop production at T. Schreiber Studio; and Sleep With Me staged reading at Emerging Artists.

His novel, Tales Of The Patriarchs, is available on His acting credits include Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theaters, including The Dorset Theatre Festival, Florida Stage, New Jersey Rep and Playhouse on Park.

Jim has a BA in philosophy from Princeton and an MFA in fiction from the Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College.

Jim Shankman
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