Minghao Tu
Jerome Fellow
Minneapolis, MN
Biography

Minghao Tu is an immigrant playwright from Wuhan, China. He is currently a 2050 Artistic Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop, a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center, and a Van Lier Fellow at Rattlestick Theater. He has been a resident playwright of Pipeline Theatre Company's 2020/2021 PlayLab, and a 2021 Travis Bogard Artist-in-Residence at the Eugene O'Neill Foundation. His works have been presented/produced at Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America, Tofte Lake Center, Voyage Theater Company, New York Public Library, Ground Floor Theatre, and UT New Theatre; featured on The Steppenwolf Theatre’s The Mix; Finalists: the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, and the 2021 Woodward/Newman Award at the Bloomington Playwrights Project; Semifinalists: PlayPenn, Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, and Shakespeare's New Contemporaries at American Shakespeare Center. He has been a Jame A. Michener fellow at UT Austin (MFA: 2020).

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Plays

Two silkworms in a shoebox, Huge and Humongous, strive to retain their friendship despite their imminent metamorphosis. In this meditative absurd tragicomedy, consciousness and reality seem precarious, bodies and identities are subject to constant transformations, and the silkworms’ connection is stretched beyond Nature’s cycles.

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        CLINT-JOHN: “I’m gonna take all the naked cowboys in Texas till I             find myyy naked cowboy.”

Two guys fleeing a totalitarian country fancy the American Old West—Liberty Vale is obsessed with the idea of freedom and Clint-John with his cowboy lover. When a shipwreck leaves them stranded on an isolationist island, these wannabe cowboys do what the old Hollywood cowboys did: chase after love, refuge, and American myths—only in this zany world, with a bubble gun and ample camp. The ensuing shenanigans and havoc trigger burst bubbles for dupes and dupers alike. A FISTFUL OF TRESPASSING is a Shakespearean-Queer-Cowboy-Farce, in which bubbles burst like dynamite!

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