Qui Nguyen is a Brooklyn-based playwright, TV writer, and Co-Founder of the OBIE Award-winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company of NYC. His work, known for its innovative use of stage violence, puppetry, and multimedia has been called “Wildly Inventive”, “Infectious Fun”, and “Tour De Force Theatre” by The New York Times, Variety, and Time Out New York. This past season, The Chicago Tribune praised Qui as a “refreshing, break-the-rules writer,” and Time Out Chicago named his play She Kills Monsters one of the 10 Best Plays of 2013.
Quis other plays include Soul Samurai; Alice in Slasherland; The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G; and the musicals Krunk Fu Battle Battle; War is F**king Awesome; and Samantha Rai and the Shoguns of Fear.
He is a proud member of the Playwrights' Center, New Dramatists, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Ma-Yi Writers Lab, and a recent Sundance Institute Fellow. For television, Qui writes for PBS KIDS Peg+Cat.
His company, Vampire Cowboys, often considered the pioneers of “Geek Theatre”, holds the unique distinction of being the first and only professional theatre organization to be sponsored by NY Comic Con.
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Manhattan Theatre Club Announces New Slate of Commissions and New Development Lab. Commissioned playwrights include Qui Nguyen. https://www.playbill.com/article/manhattan-theatre-club-announces-new-sl...
Victory Gardens Theater announces affiliated writer Qui Nguyen's POOR YELLA REDNECK as part of their 2020-2021 season.
Affliated Writer Qui Nguyen's Vietgone has been selected as a part of City Theatre Company's 2020-21 season in Pittsburgh, PA. Vietgone will run March 6-8 2021. Find the season listing here.
Poor Yella Rednecks by Affiliated Writer Qui Nguyen will be produced at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in their 2020 season.
Qui Nguyen's Vietgone has won the 2015 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2014.