5845 General Dougher Pl
“Mastering the Monologue”
Featuring Hermitage Fellow Don Nguyen
Presented in partnership with New College of Florida
Friday, February 17 at 5pm
New College of Florida, HCL 8 Hamilton Center Auditorium (5845 General Dougher Pl, Sarasota, FL 34243)
Registration is required. $5 per person.
One of the trickiest formats to get ‘right’ in performance or on the page, the monologue reveals individual character in an immediate and intimate manner. Come experience the process from the creative and audience sides, as celebrated playwright and theater-maker Don Nguyen discusses the process of writing and shares examples of the form. A recipient of the New York Stage and Film Founder’s Award, Don is a multidisciplinary artist whose plays are intriguing and empathetic with a genuine sweetness.
Hermitage Fellow and playwright Don Nguyen was born in Vietnam, grew up in Nebraska, and currently lives in NYC. Full-length plays include The Supreme Leader (Dallas Theater Center), Hello, from the Children of Earth (The Playwrights Realm), Red Flamboyant (Firebone Theatre), Sound (Azeotrope/ACT), The Commencement of William Tan (Yale Cabaret), The Man from Saigon (A.C.T New Strands Festival), and The World is not Silent (Alley All New Festival / NYSAF 2022). Recipient of the 2015 GAP Prize from the Aurora Theatre and a NYSAF Founder’s Award. 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. Don was a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the Public Theater’s inaugural Emerging Writers Group, The Civilians inaugural R&D Group, and a frequent volunteer at the 52nd Street Project. For more information: TheNuge.com