Hi. Here’s the deal: I was born in Saigon, Vietnam, grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and currently reside in New York City. I studied theatre at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and served as the Artistic Director of the Shelterbelt Theatre in Omaha from 1999-2003.
As a writer, my full-length plays include Red Flamboyant (Ojai Playwrights Conference 2011, Cherry Lane Mentors Project nominee, nomination – L. Arnold Weissberger Award 2011, finalist O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and Bay Area Playwrights Festival), The Man From Saigon (Naked Angels 1st Mondays Reading, NYSAF Founders Award), Sound (Playwrights Realm Fellowship) and Three To Beam Up (The Shelterbelt Theatre, Nebraska Arts Grant recipient). My one-act play The Harlequin Maneuvre was published in The Best of The Strawberry One-Act Festival, Volume 1. It has subsequently been produced in New York, Nebraska, and Canada.
Other one act plays include Fat Ugly Vampire (Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NY), The Imaginary Association of Flight Attendants (Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NY),Love 160 (The Pack Lounge Series 3, Robert Moss Theater, NY),The Dragon Lord and the Fairy Queen (commissioned by The Lincoln Community Playhouse), A Decision of Extraordinary Magnitude, and a collection of eight Halloween plays: Bloodsucker, The Woman in the Blue Dress, Iron Chef: Battle of the Global Cuisine, Cooking with Julia, Soulmates, Torture, Survivor Down Under, and The Deadly Seduction, which were all produced by The Shelterbelt Theatre.
Other short plays and monologues include The Rocket Boys (52nd Street Project), Sexual Chocolate (The Secret Theatre, Long Island City), Girl Reflected and Look, A Lion (Emerging Writers Retreat, Public Theater).
Other writing credits include The Living Newspaper Workshop where I wrote several one acts and a webisode.
I’m a member of the New York Public Theater’s 2008 Inaugural Emerging Writers Group, The Civilians R & D Group and the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. He frequently volunteers at The 52nd Street Project