Dustin H. Chinn is a Seattle native whose plays include SNOWFLAKES, OR RARE WHITE PEOPLE, I AM NAKAMURA, the EST/Sloan Commission HERSCHEL: PORTRAIT OF A KILLER, LET’S NINJA SCIENCE RANGER TEAM GET! and COLONIALISM IS TERRIBLE, BUT PHO IS DELICIOUS. He’s developed work with the Ars Nova Play Group, Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep Summer Residency Lab, A.C.T.’s New Strands Festival, the University of Washington via a Mellon Creative Fellowship, Ensemble Studio Theatre, SPACE on Ryder Farm, UMass at Amherst New Play Lab and Vampire Cowboys. He’s also written for the 52nd Street Project. Website: dustinchinn.com
I AM NAKAMURA
Edgar Davis is the toast of the publishing world after the debut of his groundbreakingmemoir. But when he stumbles upon a Tokyo jazz bar owner with novel ambitions of hisown, an awful manuscript leads to an unlikely new literary star.
Ma-Yi Labfest, June 2012
ASIAN WOMEN IN SPACE
It’s the 24th century and the United Earth Space Federation is looking for a few good Asian ladies. Will Nausicaa Lee and her fellow wayfarers be enough to stop humanity’s greatest and most perverted threat?
Ma-Yi Labfest, July 2011
LET’S NINJA SCIENCE RANGER TEAM GET!
Various, between 6M 1W and 3M 6W
Vampire Cowboys, Sept. 2009 – January 2010
“Dustin Chinn’s “Let’s Ninja Science Ranger Team Get!” intercepts infinite-chapter Japanese monster & robot kids’ shows in a seamfull spectacular of un-slick production that feels like the fourth-tier local staging of some skating cartoon-character revue; it stinks on ice, and means every giant, marvelous mistake.” – ComicCritique.com
Full-length Drama (with comedic elements)
Will and Lio have a comedy team that you’ve never heard of, though not for lack of trying. When the city’s big festival approaches, the group’s egos and questionable tastes threaten to make this show their last … as well as their funniest.A love letter to sketch with a side of platonic failure.
2g In the Works, (June 2010),
Ma-Yi Labfest (October 2009)
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE UNITED STATES OF ASIAN AMERICA
After an earthquake levels San Francisco, a clandestine organization sends the Bay Area’s Asian Americans north of the Canadian border. When the newly minted refugee government declares independence, all stupidity breaks loose.
2g Readings Oct. 2008, June 2009