Qui Nguyen
Affiliated Writer
Brooklyn, NY
Biography

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 SamuraiAlice in SlasherlandThe Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G; and the musicals Krunk Fu Battle BattleWar 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.

Agent Information

Morgan Jenness

Abrams Artists Agency

275 Seventh Avenue, 26th Floor

New York, NY 10001

646-486-4600

Morgan.Jenness@abramsartny.com

Successes

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.

Qui Nguyen has been commissioned by Atlantic Theater Company to write a new play for the company. 

Qui Nguyen's play Vietgone recently received the 2016 Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle's Ted Schmitt Award for an outstanding world premiere. 

Qui Nguyen's play Vietgone was recently named a finalist for the 2016 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. 

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced that The Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play goes to Qui Nguyen for Vietgone, originally produced by South Coast Repertory. The award is accompanied by an offer to publish by Samuel French, Inc.