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Vichet Chum

Vichet Chum (He/Him) is a Cambodian-American playwright, theater maker, actor, and writer originally from Dallas, Texas now living in New York City. His plays have been workshopped at Steppenwolf Theatre, Cleveland Play House, the Magic Theater, the Alley Theatre, via an Alley at Ucross residency, Fault Line Theatre, Crowded Outlet, Second Generation Productions, Weston Playhouse, Cleveland Public Theatre, All For One Theater, Amios, Florida State University, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, and the New Harmony Project. He received the 2018-19 Princess Grace Award in Playwriting with New Dramatists and is a current board member for the New Harmony Project. Vichet has been a part of the Resident Working Farm Group at Space on Ryder Farm, the Interstate 73 Writer's Group at Page 73 and the Ars Nova Play Group. In 2022, his play High School Play: A Nostalgia Fest will have its world premiere at the Alley Theatre and Bald Sisters (recipient of the 2021 Laurents/Hatcher Award and the 2021 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award) will have its world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He is currently working on commissions for Audible, Steppenwolf Theatre, Cleveland Play House, and Merrimack Repertory Theatre and is also anticipating the publication of his book Kween with Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, in 2023. He is a proud graduate of the University of Evansville (BFA) and Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company (MFA). He is represented theatrically by Beth Blickers at APA. vichetchum.com