About Us

Don X. Nguyen

Don X. Nguyen was born in Saigon, Vietnam, grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and currently resides in New York City.  Don studied theatre at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and served as the Artistic Director of the Shelterbelt Theatre in Omaha from 1999-2003.

Full length plays include: Hello, From The Children Of Planet Earth (World Premiere: The Playwrights Realm 2018), Sound (World Premiere: Azeotrope/ACT Seattle, finalist: Princess Grace Award), Red Flamboyant (World Premiere: Firebone Theatre Company, 2015 GAP Prize Winner, Ojai Playwrights Conference), The Commencement Of William Tan (Produced by Yale Cabaret, developed at New York Stage and Film), The Man From Saigon (ACT New Strands Festival, developed at NYSAF, Naked Angels), The Supreme Leader (Roundabout Underground Reading Series, Up Next Series: Labyrinth Theater Company).  Don was also one of forty-eight playwrights commissioned to write for The Mysteries which received its world premiere at The Flea (AD: Jim Simpson, dir: Ed Iskander)

In addition, Don’s work has been developed or produced at The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, The Flea, Ojai Playwrights Conference, New York Stage & Film, Naked Angels, Naked Radio, Labyrinth Theater Company, The Civilians, Ma-Yi Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Joe’s Pub, The 52nd Street Project, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and Tofte Lake.  Don is the recipient of the 2015 GAP Prize from the Aurora Theatre and New York Stage & Film Founder’s award and has been a finalist for The O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, The Princess Grace Award, and The Woodward International Playwriting Prize. Nominations include: the Laurents/Hatcher award and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award and a Gregory Award outstanding play nomination for Sound.

Don is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the Public Theater’s inaugural Emerging Writers Group, The Civilians inaugural R&D Group, the 52nd Street Project, and a co-founder of Mission to (dit)Mars, a Queens-based theatre arts collective.  For more information, please visit: thenuge.com