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 THE SUPREME LEADER (developed at Roundabout, Labyrinth Theatre, and Ma-Yi), RED FLAMBOYANT (Firebone Theatre, GAP Prize Winner – Aurora Theatre, Ojai Playwrights Conference), SOUND (Azeotrope/ACT, BAPF, Playwrights Realm Fellowship, Civilians R&D, finalist – Princess Grace Award), HELLO, FROM THE CHILDREN OF PLANET EARTH (developed at The Playwrights Realm and Ma-Yi).THE COMMENCEMENT OF WILLIAM TAN (Yale Cabaret, NYSAF), and THE MAN FROM SAIGON (A.C.T New Strands Festival, NYSAF 2012 Founders Award, Naked Angels workshop). Nominations include: the Laurents/Hatcher award and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award. Don is a current 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 and co-founder of Mission to (dit)Mars, a theatre company serving the borough of Queens
To inquire about my plays, please contact:
c/o The Gersh Agency
41 Madison Ave, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10010