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Full Length Drama
1M, 4F

Ojai Playwrights Conference 2011
Finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference
Finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival
Weissberger Award Nomination 2012

Mrs. Hue lives in present day Viet Nam with a small group of women who all suffer from a mysterious health condition. It affects their minds, their emotions and their dreams. Bricks smash the windows of her small house. The locals fear they will be infected by this mystery condition. Mrs Hue is forced to seek help from a stubborn government official to protect and support her group. Unlikely heroes emerge both in this world and the next as these poor women reach new heights of courage. 

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Staged Reading: Ojai Playwrights Conference 2011
Directed by Ron Lagomarsino

Mrs Hue…………………………..Jodi Long

Mrs Sau…………………………..Jeanne Sakata

Vung………………………………Samantha Quan

Nga………………………………..Joy Osmanski

Diem/Tranh……………………..Trieu Tran

Stage Directions………………Doug Healy

Reading: The Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series at The Public Theater (Anspacher)Directed by Joanna Settle 

Mrs Hue…………………………..Jennifer Ikeda

Mrs Sau…………………………..Jade Wu

Vung………………………………Doan Ly

Nga………………………………..Eunice Wong

Diem/Tranh……………………..Hoon Lee

Stage Directions………………Bonna Tek

Reading: Ma-Yi Labfest 2011
Directed by Laura Savia

Mrs Hue…………………………..Karen Tsen Lee

Mrs Sau…………………………..Mia Katigbak

Vung………………………………Doan Ly

Nga………………………………..Stephanie Hsu

Diem/Tranh……………………..Francis Jue

Stage Directions………………Amy Lynn Berger

Reading: APICHA National AIDS Awareness Day 2011
Directed by Laura Savia

Mrs Hue…………………………..Fay Ann Lee

Mrs Sau…………………………..Jade Wu

Vung………………………………Maureen Sebastian

Nga………………………………..Greta Lee

Diem/Tranh……………………..Francis Jue

Stage Directions………………Melly Bang

Reading: Shakespeare on the Sound, Greenwich, CT
Directed by Joanna Settle

Mrs Hue…………………………..Cindy Cheung

Mrs Sau…………………………..Ching Valdez

Vung………………………………Doan Ly

Nga………………………………..Nancy Wu

Diem/Tranh……………………..Jo Jo Gonzales

Stage Directions………………Bonna Tek

Reading: Firebone Theatre, New York
Directed by Laura Savia

Mrs Hue…………………………..Karen Tsen Lee

Mrs Sau…………………………..Virginia Wing

Vung………………………………Doan Ly

Nga………………………………..Mina Kim

Diem/Tranh……………………..Francis Jue

Stage Directions………………Stephanie Hsu

Reading: Immigrant Voices Project at Queens Theater in the Park
Directed by Joanna Settle

Mrs Hue…………………………..Karen Tsen Lee

Mrs Sau…………………………..Jade Wu

Vung………………………………Bonna Tek

Nga………………………………..Nancy Wu

Diem/Tranh……………………..Hoon Lee

Stage Directions………………Mariam Habib

Reading: The Emerging Writers Group Excerpt Night at The Public Theater
Directed by Niegel Smith

Mrs Hue………………………….Karen Tsen Lee

Mrs Sau………………………….Jade Wu

Vung………………………………Bonna Tek

Nga……………………………….Sue-Jean Kim

Stage Directions………………Mariam Habib


THE MAN FROM SAIGON

Full Length Drama
4M, 1F

Based on the true story of the playwright’s father, The Man From Saigon is a political thriller which follows a South Vietnamese Naval officer who returns home to Vietnam fifteen years after the war in an attempt to rescue his brother from a North Vietnamese re-education camp.

Space on Ryder Farm residency with Naked Angels – September 2012
Weissberger Award Nomination 2013

Reading: Naked Angels 1st Mondays

Directed by Andy Donald

DAU……………………..James Yagaeshi
COUNG………………..Louis Changchien
ARMITAGE……………Ryan O’Nan
TAM………………………Li Jun Li
HILLCREST…………Matt Citron


THE COMMENCEMENT OF WILLIAM TAN

Full Length Drama
3M, 5F

2G Jumpstart Commission
New York Stage & Film Residency 

William, a well-liked student athlete at Lincoln High School and who happens to be Asian, plans to cruise through his senior year at what’s considered the most diverse high school in Nebraska until racial tensions arise between some of William’s friends, who are on the football team and a gang of FOB Asian kids. These turn of events forces William to come to terms with his thoughts on race, and how he identifies, or doesn’t identify with his own ethnicity as the entire school, including the staff turns to William to make peace between the two groups.

Reading: Ma-Yi Labfest 2012
Directed by Tamara Fisch

WILLIAM…………………………..Mason Lee
VINH………………………………..Tony Vo
DUTCH…………………………….Brock Harris
MS. CHADA……………………..Kathleen McElfresh
BETSY……………………………..Emma Galvin
THE POMALINKS…………….Victoria Pollack, Bailey Newman, and Kirsten Harvey
Stage Directions………………Natalie Bird

Reading: New York Stage and Film 2012
Directed by Tamara Fisch

WILLIAM…………………………..Neema Atri
VINH………………………………..Alex Bartner
DUTCH…………………………….Lorenzo Landini
MS. CHADA……………………..Erin Ortman
BETSY……………………………..Sarah Tollman
THE POMALINKS…………….Sarah Mozeson, Carolina Perez, Eva Revenal
Stage Directions………………Katya Landua

Reading: 2G Jumpstart Commission 2012
Directed by Tamara Fisch

WILLIAM……………………………Eston Fung
DUTCH………………………………Jordan Dean
BETSY……………………………….Sarah Lord
Stage Directions………………..Katie Newcomer


SOUND

Full Length Drama
4M, 3F (and additional ensemble)

George and Barbara are getting married soon.  They are both deaf.  Barbara wants to get a cochlear implant in order to hear.  George, being a proud member of the Deaf community, will have none of that.  Meanwhile, a hundred thirty years earlier, Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, is observing the deaf population on Martha’s Vineyard, in hopes of finding a cure for deafness. SOUND culls information from interviews and existing research materials in order to build a theatrical exploration into the worlds of both hearing and deaf cultures and the ongoing struggle for one’s identity in both worlds.


Upcoming reading May 23, 2011, The Civilians

Directed by Donya Washington

George…………………………. Thomas Dellamonica (ASL) /Robbie Sublett (vocal)
Barbara……………………Alexandria Wailes (ASL) / Makela Spielman (vocal)
Frisner…………………….John McGinty (ASL) / Robbie Sublett (vocal)
Mabel…………………..….Emily Ackerman
Bell……………………..…Greg McFadden
Brenda…………………….Mara Stephens
Mr. Pease…………………John McGinty
Stage Directions…………Jonathan Horvath
ASL interpretation……….Stacey Bostwick

 

 


 

 

THREE TO BEAM UP

Full Length Comedy
5M, 3F

Three To Beam Up is about the journey of a man who believes he is a federation starship captain from the future and the family that will fight to keep him from stepping off the ledge of sanity. The story begins with Sam Wisher arriving home to aid his sister, Jules, in helping their father re-grasp the vines of reality. Their father, John Wisher, believes he is the captain of a starship whose duty it is to set off on a rescue mission to save a woman he does not know. After giving up on all doctors, Sam finds a strange and mysterious Dr. Von Heizenberg who specializes in treating Star Trek fanatics. The doctor agrees to help Sam and his father, but little does the doctor know, this may be the strangest case he has ever treated.

Performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre, August 1999 

Directed by Don Nguyen

TAG Nomination for Outstanding New Script

 


ONE ACTS/MONOLOGUES

CELLO, GOODBYE
Monologue Comedy
1M

A monologue about Avner Grey’s last chance to win the Golden Maple Leaf Trophy from the Saskatoon Saskatchewan Vaudeville Extravaganza, by playing the cello…with one arm.

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Performed as part of  2G’s 14: Instant Vaudeville at HERE, New York

Directed by Ralph Pena
Performed by Mason Lee


LOVE 160

One Act Comedy
1M, 2F 

Dan and Christina seek help from Dr. Scott, a sex therapist, but soon finds out she’s a different kind of doctor.

 

 

Performed as part of  The Pack Lounge Series 3: Mistaken Identity at The Robert Moss Theater, New York 

Directed by Scott Ebersold

 

Dr. Scott…………………………..Gayton Scott

Christina………………………….Christina Shipp

Dan…………………………….Simon Kendall

 


FAT UGLY VAMPIRE

 

One Act Comedy
1M, 2F

Philip and Megan are friends with benefits. When Philip professes his love for Megan, she points out certain physical aspects of Phil that are less than desirable to her. Also, he’s a Vampire.

Performed as part of NEVER DISCONNECTED 2 at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York 

Directed by Don Nguyen

 

Phlip Feru…………………………..Chris Van Strander

Megan Megan………………………….Christina Shipp

Narrator…………………………….Bonna Tek


THE IMAGINARY ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS

 

The Imaginary Association of Flight Attendants is a collection of monologues and vignettes examining the public and private lives of high altitude airline attendants and their attempt at navigating the not so friendly skies.

Performed as part of NEVER DISCONNECTED at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York 

 

 

Directed by Jess Chayes

Ida………………………………Emily Perkins

Naomi………………………….Alicia Blasingame

Samantha…………………….Bonna Tek

Photos


THE ROCKET BOYS

 

One Act Comedy
2M

Franky and Barry are two brothers needing a change of scenery. Living in their parents basement and playing video games is the norm for them, until one day they decide to build a rocket to Mars. 

 

Performed as part of YOU ARE HERE: PLAYS FOR NEW PLACES at The 52nd Street Project, New York 

 

 

Directed by Jason Hare

Franky………………………………Emmett Goodman-Boyd

Barry………………………….Marcus Quinones

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A DECISION OF EXTRAORDINARY MAGNITUDE

 

One Act Comedy
4M 

A playwright, bound to a chair, is forced to come to terms with his cultural identity, at the hands of his not so smart captors.

 


GIRL, REFLECTED

 

One Act Comedy (5 min)
2M, 1F

A short one act inspired by Aesop’s Fable “The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey”

This was written for the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group inaugaral retreat.

Performed at the Black Box Theater at 440 Studios 

440 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

 

 

Directed by May Adrales

Catherine Barricklow (Stage Manager)

Girl………………………………Nana Mensah

Boy, Reflection………………………….Nixon Cesar

Ayn Rand, Father, Florence Nightingale, Expectant Mother…………………….Clayton Apgar

 


LOOK, A LION

One Act Comedy (5min)
1M, 2F 

A short one act written in the tradition of Sienfeld

 

This was written for the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group fall retreat.

Performed at the Shiva Theater/Public Theater 

440 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

 

 

Directed by Andy Donald

Catherine Barricklow (Stage Manager)

Rebecca……………………………..Rebecca Hart

Clea……………………………………Clea Alsip

Jon…………………………………….Jon Levenson

 


TANBOU SILAN

A response to the earthquake in Haiti

Performed as part of NOU SE ZANME a benefit for Partners in Health, Joe’s Pub, New York 

 

 

Directed by Laura Savia

Cast:

Lizzie Olsen, Stephanie Dimaggio, Claire Wilmoth, and Roger Lirtsman Music provided by La Troupe Makandal’s Drumming workshop


GIRL STRUCK

 

Performed in a workshop for The Living Newspaper, Manhattan Theatre Club Studio, New York 

 

 

Directed by Laura Savia

Cast: Lizzie Olsen, Joanna Simmons, Claire Wilmoth, John Dixon, DeWanda Wise, Satya Bhabha and Roger Lirtsman


DA BEH

 

Performed in a workshop for The Living Newspaper, Manhattan Theatre Club Studio, New York 

 

 

Directed by Laura Savia

Cast: Lizzie Olsen, Joanna Simmons, Claire Wilmoth, John Dixon, DeWanda Wise, Satya Bhabha and Roger Lirtsman


MJ/G8

 

Performed in a workshop for The Living Newspaper, Manhattan Theatre Club Studio, New York 

 

 

Directed by Laura Savia

Cast: Lizzie Olsen, Joanna Simmons, Claire Wilmoth, John Dixon, DeWanda Wise, Satya Bhabha and Roger Lirtsman


THE HARLEQUIN MANEUVRE

 

One Act Comedy (10 min)
2M, 2F 

A man enters the romance novel that he’s been reading and forces the two harlequin characters Fabreze and Jezebel to act out his own break up with his girlfriend, in order to gain some closure.

 

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Performed at the University College of the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, BC Apr 2008

Shelterbelt Theatre, January 2003

Finalist – Strawberry One Act Festival Winter 2003 – Riant Theatre, NYC

 

2003 TAG nomination for outstanding new script

2003 TAG nomination for outstanding one act play

The Harlequin Maneuvre is now published!…Buy the book


THE DRAGON LORD AND THE FAIRY QUEEN

 

A short ten minute one act which explores the ancient Vietnamese legend of the Dragon Lord and the Fairy Queen and the heroics and sacrifices of both.

Commissioned by The Lincoln Community Playhouse, June 2004

Lincoln Children’s Museum traveling fall exhibit EXPLORING VIETNAM THROUGH FOLKTALES.

 


IRON CHEF: BATTLE OF THE GLOBAL CUISINE

Comic satire of the popular Japanese cooking show, with a surprise visit from Julia Child herself. Written as somewhat of a sequel to “Cooking With Julia”

Performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre, October 2001

 


THE WOMAN IN THE BLUE DRESS

A reaccurring dream of a woman in a blue dress being stalked, comes true as Sarah, discovers who the real killers are.

Performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre, October 2000 for Shelterskelter 5

 


COOKING WITH JULIA

The episode that never aired, Julia Child introduces cannibalistic dishes to world.

Performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre, October 2000 for Shelterskelter 5

 

2001 TAG nomination for outstanding new script


SOULMATES

Soulmates are meant to be together, even after death. Steven finds this out the hard way as he is revisited by the spirit of his dead girlfriend.

Performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre, October 2000 for Shelterskelter 5

 

2001 TAG nomination for outstanding new script


BLOODSUCKER

Five men held captive by the beautiful and blood thirsty

succubus, devise a plan to escape her clutches, which ends in a hilarious song and dance number.

Performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre, October 2000 for Shelterskelter 5

 

2001 TAG nomination for outstanding one act play


TORTURE

 

After running into a woman with his car, Dr. Frankincense decides to bring her back to life and take her as his wife, thinking that we will now have a woman who will slave over him and answer to his beck and call. Little does he know, that she really does have a mind of her own.

Performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre, October 2000 for Shelterskelter 5

 


SURVIVOR DOWN UNDER

Down in the outback, the snake bitten Steve Irwin, famous crocodile hunter from Animal Planet, discovers that the cast of Survivor 2 have eaten the entire crew of the popular reality series. Steve then encounters a greater force. Will he survive this one?

Performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre, October 2000 for Shelterskelter 5

 


THE HAND OF FATHER

A man in a secluded cabin unravels the mysteries of his family.

Public Reading, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1991


MONOLOGUES

SEXUAL CHOCOLATE

 

Noami talks about sex and chocolate and how the two are interrelated.

First performed by Alicia Blasingame as part of “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Meltdown” at the Secret Theatre, NY March 2008


SHORT STORIES

COME WITH ME

A historical romantic fantasy set in Italy, where a mysterious man comes to town in search of his long lost love.

FORGET ME NOT

 

A sci-fi story about a man in the future, haunted by painful memories of his past, decides to undergo an operation that will erase the memories of his life.


TRAINING/EDUCATION

ADRIENNE KENNEDY 

NY Master Class

 

OSKAR EUSTIS 

Public Theater, NY Master Class

 

DAVID HENRY HWANG & LEIGH SILVERMAN 

Public Theater, NY Master Class

 

DIANA SON 

Public Theater, NY Master Class

 

LISA KRON 

Public Theater, NY Master Class

 

RICHARD NELSON 

Public Theater, NY Master Class

 

HAL PRINCE 

Cherry Lane Theatre, NY Master Class

 

DAVID HENRY HWANG 

Cherry Lane Theatre, NY Master Class

 

TERRENCE MCNALLY 

Cherry Lane Theatre, NY Master Class

 

DAVID LINDSAY-ABBAIRE 

Cherry Lane Theatre, NY Master Class

 

KATHY FLETCHER 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Playwrighting