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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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.