About the Author: Qui Nyugen

Qui Nguyen is a playwright, TV/Film writer, and Co-Founder of the OBIE Award-winning Vampire Cowboys of NYC. His work, known for its innovative use of pop-culture, stage violence, puppetry, and multimedia, has been lauded as “Culturally Savvy Comedy” by The New York Times, “Tour de Force Theatre” by Time Out New York, and “Infectious Fun” by Variety.

Scripts include Vietgone (2016 Steinberg Award, 2016 LADCC Ted Schmidt New Play Award, 2016 Kennedy Prize Finalist); Poor Yella Rednecks; She Kills Monsters (2013 AATE Distinguished Play Award); Soul Samurai (2009 GLAAD Media Award nom); Begets; Krunk Fu Battle Battle; and the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys productions of The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Alice in Slasherland, Fight Girl Battle World, Men of Steel, and Living Dead in Denmark.

For TV/film, Qui’s written for AMC, SYFY, PBS, and Marvel Studios, where he is an alumnus of the Marvel Studios Writers Program. He currently writes for Netflix and Walt Disney Animation Studios for TV and film, respectively.

Notable honors include a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program (Peg+Cat), a 2015 NY Community Trust Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, and a 2014 Sundance Institute/Time Warner Fellowship. He’s currently under commission by South Coast Rep/Manhattan Theatre Club (The Vietgone Saga), The Geffen, Center Theatre Group/The Goodman, The Atlantic, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Nguyen’s goal remains the same: “to show that theatre is just as cool as waiting in line to see the latest movie blockbuster.”
-Michael Criscuolo, American Theatre Magazine

He is a proud member of the WGA, The Dramatists Guild, The Playwrights Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Ma-Yi Writers Lab and an alumnus of New Dramatists and Youngblood.

His company, Vampire Cowboys, often credited for being the pioneers of “geek theatre”, holds the unique distinction of being the first and currently only professional theatre organization to be officially sponsored by NY Comic Con.

See She Kills Monsters October 31-November 4 at CCBC Catonsville, Center for the Arts, Theatre.

Performance Dates:   October 31 at 11:10 a.m., November 1,2  at 7 p.m., November 3 at 3 p.m. (ASL Interpreted), and November 4 at 10 a.m. Purchase tickets online or call the Box Office at 443-840-ARTS.


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