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Qui Nguyen

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Qui Nguyen is a co-founder and Co-Artistic Director of the OBIE Award-winning Vampire Cowboys of New York City. Some of his recent plays include the hip-hop musical Krunk Fu Battle Battle (East West Players); The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Soul Samurai (Ma-Yi Theater & Vampire Cowboys), the children’s comedy Aliens versus Cheerleaders (Keen Company); Bike Wreck (Ensemble Studio Theatre); and Alice in Slasherland (Vampire Cowboys). This season, his plays Fight Girl Battle World (originally produced by Vampire Cowboys) will have its Midwest Premiere with InFusion Theatre in Chicago and She Kills Monsters (The Flea) will have its Chicago Premiere as part of Steppenwolf's Garage Rep produced by Buzz22 and in Boston with Company One. Currently, Qui's working on a new children's musical with composer Shane Rettig for Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis and on a new hybrid theatre piece entitled Trade Practices for HERE Arts Center in NYC with director Kristin Marting and co-writers Erin Courtney, Eisa Davis, Robert Lyons, KJ Sanchez, and Chris Wells. Along with his Core Membership at The Playwrights’ Center, Qui is also a proud member of New Dramatists, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and The Ma-Yi Writers Lab.

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War is F**king Awesome

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Director: Robert Ross Parker

Cast: Sun-Mee Chomet, Nathan Christopher, Shawn Hamilton, Aditi Kapil, Sara Richardson, Neal Skoy, and Bruce Young

Unity has carved out her perfect domestic life: husband, daughter, suspicious age-defying looks. But after disarming a squad of CIA agents at the grocery store, Unity is forced to tell her daughter the truth about her last and longest job—as Uncle Sam's very first army of one. It's a politically incorrect tour of America's military history, complete with robots, kung fu, and big f**king guns.

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