Qui Nguyen’s “Vietgone” wins $25,000 2016 Steinberg/ATCA Award 

Additional $7,500 citations go to Steven Dietz and Jen Silverman 

ATCA has selected Qui Nguyen’s “Vietgone” as the winner of the 2016 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2015. This “sexy comedy about culture-shocked, grieving Vietnamese refugees who fled to the U.S. after the fall of Saigon” features “a vivid, specific voice, a wonderful sense of humor and compelling stakes,” said the judges. “Vietgone” premiered at South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, California. (Read more.)

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