She Kills Monsters: Action-Comedy Melds Reality and Fantasy
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Be part of the congregation when the national touring production returns to Boston. Learn More
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- "Nguyen’s meditation on tolerance, sisterhood, the games we love to play, and the stories we love to tell is timeless, and the Company One production now up at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Plaza Theatre is a comic strip with heart." --<em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2013/04/19/company-one-gets-heart-she-kills-monsters/MKuP61X9Aceaq14GFkELzL/story.html">Boston Globe</a></em>
- "A post-modern fable that unabashedly celebrates geekery, this show about about two sisters provides lots of askew humor with a touch of the bittersweet tossed in for good measure." --<em><a target="_blank" href="http://A post-modern fable that unabashedly celebrates geekery, this show about about two sisters provides lots of askew humor with a touch of the bittersweet tossed in for good measure.">ArtsFuse</a></em>
- "This play is here for us at a perfect time, for its themes speak directly to the challenges that we face as a community and as individuals ... a wrenching roller coaster ride that runs the full spectrum of emotions." --<em><a target="_blank" href="http://whiterhinoreport.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-timely-look-at-monsters-that-would.html">The White Rhino Report</a></em>
This show is recommended for ages 13 and older due to adult language and themes.
Qui Nguyen is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director of the OBIE Award winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company of New York City.
Scripts include She Kills Monsters (The Flea); Krunk Fu Battle Battle (East West Players); Bike Wreck (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Trial By Water (Ma-Yi Theater); Aliens Versus Cheerleaders (Keen Teens); Soul Samurai; The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G (Ma-Yi Theater & Vampire Cowboys); Lush Valley (HERE Arts Center); and the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys productions of Alice in Slasherland; Fight Girl Battle World; Men of Steel; and Living Dead in Denmark.
His scripts are published by Samuel French, Broadway Play Publishing, and Playscripts.com.
Honors include a 2013 Mellon Residency; 2012 & 2009 GLAAD Media Award nominations (She Kills Monsters and Soul Samurai); 2008 & 2006 NY Innovative Theatre Award noms for Best Production (Fight Girl Battle World and Living Dead in Denmark); 2012 ITBA Patrick Lee Award for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Show & 2010 nom in the same category (She Kills Monsters and Alice In Slasherland); named a 2012 TCG Young Leader of Color; 2007 Comiccritique.com citation for Best Adaptation of Comics into other Media (Men of Steel); 2004 NYTheatre.com's People of the Year; and cited as a “Downtown Playwright to Watch” by Time Out New York.