Writer

List of Plays | Playwriting Resume


The Public Theater Blog

Published November 16, 2011


Published December 3, 2012

Published July 26, 2012

Published July 26, 2012


Published April 26, 2012


 

Upcoming

Feb 2018

Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth (World Premiere)
Produced by The Playwrights Realm

July 2017

Race Day(commission) appearing as part of The Park Plays at Queens Theatre

Mar 2014

The Mysteries at The Flea

The Commencement of William Tan for The New American Voices Reading Series at Queens Theatre

Feb 2013

Tommy and the Lightning Girl for the 52nd Street Project

December 2013

The Commencement of William Tan – reading for Ma-yi Labfest

November 2013

The Curse of Tippecanoe for Naked Radio


BIO

Don Nguyen

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 GroupThe Civilians R & D Group and the Ma-Yi Writers Lab.  He frequently volunteers at The 52nd Street Project


Education

Theatre training – University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Member of the Public Theater’s 2008 Inaugural Emerging Writers Group

Master Classes

ADRIENNE KENNEDY
Private mentoring
New York

OSKAR EUSTIS
Public Theater, NY

DAVID HENRY HWANG & LEIGH SILVERMAN
Public Theater, NY

DIANA SON
Public Theater, NY

LISA KRON
Public Theater, NY

RICHARD NELSON
Public Theater, NY

HAL PRINCE
Cherry Lane Theatre, NY

DAVID HENRY HWANG
Cherry Lane Theatre, NY

TERRENCE MCNALLY
Cherry Lane Theatre, NY

DAVID LINDSAY-ABBAIRE
Cherry Lane Theatre, NY

KATHY FLETCHER
University of Nebraska-Lincoln