Qui NguyenCore Writers 2011 // Core Writers 2012 // Core Writers 2013 // Core Writers 2014
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 as “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.