Don Nguyen is a Vietnamese refugee, born in Saigon, Vietnam, and relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of three.  Don studied theatre at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and served as the Artistic Director of the Shelterbelt Theatre in Omaha from 1999-2003.  He is currently based out of New York City.  

In addition, Don’s work has been developed or produced at The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Alley Theatre, ACT, Ma-Yi Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, The Flea, New York Stage & Film, Naked Angels, Labyrinth Theater Company, The Civilians, The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Joe’s Pub, and SPACE on Ryder Farm.  

Photo by Sasha Diamond
Writing in my room at the Bogliasco Foundation, Italy