"...funny and weird and eye-opening."

by Qui Nguyen
directed by Robert Ross Parker
in association with Vampire Cowboys

It’s been 10 years since Agent G has last been in Vietnam where his family and friends were all viciously slain. He’s now come back looking for answers and a good bit of revenge, however forces are at hand trying to stop him as well as the playwright from finishing this brutal task.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Qui Nguyen is a playwright, screenwriter, and Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director of the OBIE Award winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company of New York City who writes primarily pop-culture infused action-adventure comedies and stories focused on geeks & outsiders. His stage plays include Krunk Fu Battle Battle (East West Players); Trial by Water (Ma-Yi); Bike Wreck (EST), Aliens versus Cheerleaders (Keen Teens); Soul Samurai; The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G (Ma-Yi & Vampire Cowboys); Lush Valley (HERE); and the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys productions of Alice in Slasherland, Fight Girl Battle World, Men of Steel, and Living Dead in Denmark. His plays are published by Samuel French, Broadway Play Publishing, and Playscripts Inc.

He is a proud resident artist of New Dramatists, a core member of The Playwrights’ Center, an alumnus of Youngblood, and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and the mighty mighty Ma-Yi Writers Lab.

His company, Vampire Cowboys, is the only theatre organization to be officially sponsored by NY Comic Con.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Robert Ross Parker is a Brooklyn-based director, writer, and actor. For Vampire Cowboys, he has directed the critically acclaimed productions of The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Alice in Slasherland, Soul Samurai, Fight Girl Battle World (nominated for Best Direction by the 2008 NY Innovative Theatre Awards), Men of Steel, Living Dead in Denmark, Vampire Cowboy Trilogy, A Beginner’s Guide to Deicide, and Stained Glass Ugly. Recent directing credits include Goodbye Cruel World (Roundtable Ensemble) which he also penned, Hamlet (solo) starring Raoul Bhaneja (Hope and Hell), A Political Party!, the national tour of Children’s Letters to God (Lamb’s Theatre/Broadway Overseas Management), the Off-Broadway premiere of My Fake ID’s (Lamb’s Theatre), Lady Convoy (FringeNYC), Justin Reinsilber’s F*cking Love (Wej Productions), and numerous readings for Ensemble Studio Theatre where he was a young director-in-residence. Robert was the associate director for Silent Laughter Off-Broadway, and has assisted at many theatres including Ensemble Studio Theatre, Barrington Stage Co, People’s Light and Theatre Co, Toronto’s Soulpepper, and most recently with Walter Bobbie on High Fidelity. As an actor, Robert played the title role in The Flying Machine’s Frankenstein (Soho Rep and Tour); spent three summers with the highly physical Odyssey Theatre; and has toured his solo work Confessions of an Undead Actor extensively in Canada. In addition to writing Confessions, other projects as playwright include Jimmy Starshooter must get Laid; Chasing Napoleon; Dunghill, Dunghill, Dunghill!; Pseudolus; and co-authoring Vampire Cowboy Trilogy and A Beginner’s Guide to Deicide. Robert is a graduate of Ottawa’s Arts Canterbury High School and its legendary BOFA improv team. He holds an MFA in directing from Ohio University. Robert was recognized as a NYTheatre.com’s People of the Year in 2004.

CAST AND DESIGN TEAM

The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G featured Neimah Djourabchi, Jon Hoche, Brooke Ishibashi, Bonnie Sherman, and Temar Underwood.

The design team included set and lighting by Nick Francone, costumes by Jessica Shay, original music and sound design by Shane Rettig, multimedia by Matthew Tennie, puppets by David Valentine, and choreography by Jamie Dunn.

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