The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G

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.

Directions

Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036

About the Playwright

Qui Nguyen | Playwright

Qui Nguyen is a playwright, screenwriter, and Co-Founder of the OBIE Award winning Vampire Cowboys. His stage plays include She Kills Monsters (The Flea); 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); 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. Upcoming this season, his play Vietgone will be produced at South Coast Rep in October 2015 and at Oregon Shakespeare Festival beginning in March 2016. 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, often credited as the pioneers of “geek theatre”, is the only theatre organization to be officially sponsored by NY Comic Con.

About the Director

Robert Ross Parker | Director

Robert is a Brooklyn based theatre artist.  He is the co-artistic director of the Obie award winning Vampire Cowboys with Qui Nguyen (Nguyen, he, and the company were listed among NYtheatre.com’s 2004 people of the year.)   For Vampire Cowboys he has co-authored and directed Vampire Cowboy Trilogy (published by New York Theatre Experience), and A Beginner’s Guide to Deicide, and directed Soul SamuraiFight Girl Battle World (nominated IT award for best direction, best production, winner best ensemble) Men of SteelLiving Dead in Denmark, and Alice in Slasherland and The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G.   Other recent directing credits include How to be a New Yorker (CRC Productions) She Kills Monsters (The Flea) Goodbye Cruel World (Roundtable Ensemble) Hamlet{solo} (Edinburgh 07, SoloNOVA 08 at PS 122, Canadian tour) Children’s Letters to God (national tour), Stained Glass UglySlicing Andre (both by Nguyen) Lady Convoy (NYC Fringe) and numerous readings and workshops for Ensemble Studio Theatre where he is a member.  At the Toronto Fringe Robert directed Pseudolus and A Midsummer Night’s Dream Project for Cabbagetown Theatre.  He was the associate director for Silent Laughter off Broadway, the assistant director for High Fidelity on Broadway and has assistant directed at many theatres including, EST, People’s Light and Theatre Co, Toronto’s Soulpepper and Barrington Stage Co where he served as assistant to the artistic director.  For LAByrinth Theatre he co-produced the Barn Series in 2002 & 2003.  As an actor, Robert played the title role in The Flying Machine’s Frankenstein at Soho Rep, and on tour.  He has recently apeared in VCS Radio Monster Theatre for Vampire Cowboys Saturday Night Saloon (which he also wrote.)  He spent three summers with the highly physical Odyssey Theatre and has toured his solo work Confessions of an Undead Actor extensively in Canada.  Other work as playwright/performer includes Chasing NapoleonDunghill, Dinghill, Dunghill! and Jimmy Starshooter must Get Laid. Robert is a graduate of Ottawa’s Arts Canterbury High School and its BOFA improv team. He holds a BFA in theatre performance from Concordia University (Henry Gamer award for acting) and an MFA in directing from Ohio University.  He is the former editor of The Dramatist, the Journal of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Design Team

  • Nick Francone | Scenic & Lighting Design
  • Jessica Shay | Costume Design
  • Shane Rettig | Sound Design & Original Music
  • Matthew Tennie | Multimedia Design
  • David Valentine | Puppet Design
  • Jamie Dunn | Choreography

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