Andrew Hinderaker is 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 work includes The Magic Play (2014 Goodman Theatre New Stages Festival) and Colossal, which features a dance company, a drum line, and a fully-padded football team. Colossal was the recipient of a National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere in 2014 and 2015, with productions at Olney Theatre Center, Mixed Blood Theatre, the Dallas Theater Center, Company One, and Southern Rep. Collectively, Hinderaker's plays have been produced/developed by Manhattan Theatre Club, the Roundabout Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, the Araca Group, the Alliance Theatre, ACT Theatre, Victory Gardens, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the Gift, 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 at Austin. Hinderaker is an Emeritus Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and was a member of the 2013-2014 Playwrights Unit at the Goodman Theatre.