Alumni Qui Nguyen’s new play “Vietgone” has just been added to the 2016/17 season at Manhattan Theater Club in NYC, a prestigious Off Broadway theater. Qui has made a name for himself in NYC with geeky, fun plays like “She Kills Monsters” and “Alice in Slasherland”
Variety describes the play, “Nguyen’s play “Vietgone” remixes pop culture and his parents’ real-life backstory to chronicle a romance between Vietnamese refugees in a Middle American relocation camp. The play recently finished up a run at South Coast Repertory directed by May Adrales, who’ll also helm the MTC staging.” Read full article here
Congrats Qui on this awesome achievement!
“Vietgone” begins previews Oct. 4, 2016 ahead of an Oct. 25 opening at the larger of MTC’s two Off Broadway spaces, City Center Stage I.
More about Qui
Qui Nguyen is a playwright, TV writer, and Co-Founder of the OBIE Award-winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company of NYC. He and his work, known for its innovative use of pop-culture, stage violence, puppetry, and multimedia, has been called “Culturally Savvy Comedy” by The New York Times, “Tour de Force Theatre” by Time Out New York, and “Infectious Fun” by Variety.
Scripts include Vietgone (South Coast Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Company, Manhattan Theatre Club), She Kills Monsters (The Flea, Buzz22 Chicago/Steppenwolf, Company One); War is F**king Awesome (developed in the Sundance Theatre Lab); Krunk Fu Battle Battle (East West Players); Bike Wreck (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Trial By Water (Ma-Yi Theater); Aliens Versus Cheerleaders (Keen Teens); Soul Samurai; The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G (Ma-Yi Theater & Vampire Cowboys); and the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys productions of Alice in Slasherland; Fight Girl Battle World; Men of Steel; and Living Dead in Denmark.