STAFF

Qui Nguyen (Co-Artistic Director/Co-Founder)
Qui Nguyen is a playwright, screenwriter, and Co-Artistic Director of the OBIE Award-winning Vampire Cowboys. His scripts include the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys productions of The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G; Soul Samurai; Alice in Slasherland; Fight Girl Battle World; Men of Steel; Living Dead in Denmark; Stained Glass Ugly; A Beginner's Guide to Deicide; and Vampire Cowboy Trilogy. Other scripts include She Kills Monsters (The Flea); Bike Wreck (Ensemble Studio Theatre; Metropolitan Playhouse); Aliens Versus Cheerleaders (Keen Teens); Trial By Water (Ma-Yi Theater/Queens Theatre in the Park); and Krunk Fu Battle Battle (East West Players). His plays are published by Samuel French, Broadway Play Publishing, and Playscripts.com.
Additionally, Qui is an award-winning fight director who has worked extensively as an instructor & choreographer for such places as Columbia University, LAByrinth Theater, Ma-Yi Theater, Long Wharf, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Public, HERE Arts Center, and many others.
Recent honors include a Sundance Institute Fellowship; 2013 AATE Distinguished Play Award & Best 10 Plays of 2013 by TIMEOUT CHICAGO (She Kills Monsters); 2012 & 2009 GLAAD Award nominations (She Kills Monsters & Soul Samurai); 2012 ITBA Patrick Lee Award & 2010 ITBA Award nomination (She Kills Monster & Alice in Slasherland); and TCG Young Leader of Color.
Qui is a proud member of New Dramatists, The Ma-Yi Writers Lab, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Playwrights Center, and an advanced actor/combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. For television, he's written for PEG+CAT airing on PBS KIDS.
He is represented by Abrams Artists Agency.
For more info on Qui, check out his website at quinguyen.com

Robert Ross Parker (Co-Artistic Director/Co-founder)
Robert 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 How to be a New Yorker (currently running Off-Broadway); She Kills Monster (The Flea), 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 was recognized as a NYTheatre.com's People of the Year in 2004. Robert recieved his MFA from Ohio University and a member of SDC.
For more information on Robert, check out his website at www.robertrossparker.com

Abby Marcus (Managing Director & Producer)
Abby is Vampire Cowboys' lead producer and the Director of Finance for St. Anne's Warehouse. She has previously served as the General Manager/Interim Managing Director for The Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, Managing Director for The Dramatists Guild of America, the General Manager for HERE Arts Center; Company Manager for LAByrinth Theater; chaired the Honorary Awards Committee for the New York Innovative Theatre Awards, and was a founding Board Member for the League of Independent Theatre. She has worked as a Stage Manager and Administrator with The Hangar Theatre; Westport Country Playhouse; The Shakespeare Theatre DC; Nosedive Productions; and A.R.T./New York. With Vampire Cowboys, she has produced the critically acclaimed productions of The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G which transferred Off-Broadway with Ma-Yi Theater in February 2012; Alice in Slasherland; Soul Samurai (GLAAD Media Award Nom.); Fight Girl Battle World (NY IT Award nom. for Outstanding Production); Men of Steel; Living Dead in Denmark (NY IT Award nom. for Outstanding Production); A Beginner's Guide to Deicide; Vampire Cowboy Trilogy; as well as VC's annual Revamped event and Saturday Night Saloon series. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College and Masters in Performing Arts Administration from NYU.

Nick Francone (Producing Director)
New York scenic and lighting design credits (select) includeThe Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G; Alice in Slasherland; Soul Samurai; Fight Girl Battle World; Men of Steel, Living Dead in Denmark, A Beginner's Guide to Deicide, and Vampire Cowboy Trilogy for Vampire Cowboys; Eleven for Second Generation Productions; She Kills Monsters for The Flea; Goodbye Cruel World, Silence, Taming of the Shrew, The Seagull, Grown Ups for the Roundtable Ensemble; Fatwa and The Seagull with Michael Barakiva; Iron Curtain and The Tutor for Prospect Theatre Company; the National Tour of Children's Letters to God for Lamb's Theatre; The Territory for Six Figures Theatre Company; It's Karate, Kid: The Musical! for the Four Corners Project; Fucking Love for Wej Productions; The Barn Series 2002 for the LAByrinth Theater Company; The Insight Series at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre; and several productions with the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Hartt School. Regional design credits include Touch the Names at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Hot and Sweet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Rivals, and A Winters Tale at The Hartt School; Oliver, Prides Crossing and All My Sons at the Monomoy Theatre in Cape Cod. Recent Assisting credits include Wicked - Broadway, London, Chicago, Japan and National Tour; The Mambo Kings with Riccardo Hernandez; A Number, Valhalla and Hedda Gabler at the NY Theatre Workshop; Drunk Enough to Say I Love You at the Royal Court in London and the new musical The Pirate Queen with Eugene Lee. Industrial design projects include trade-show booth and lighting design for LiteTouch, Inc. He is an annual instructor of AutoCAD at Ohio University where he earned his MFA. For more information on Nick, check out his website at http://www.nickfrancone.com/

Daniel Rech (Associate Producer)
Daniel Rech is currently the Assistant Marketing Director for New 42nd Street. Daniel held positions with Ma-Yi Theater, Arts International, the National Corporate Theatre Fund, New York Capital Roundtable, and the Minnesota Orchestra. Additionally, Daniel has volunteered his time and expertise for performing arts groups: Project Fuse; Roaring Leo Productions; and Cirque Boom. He is is an ensemble member of the Jolly Llamas Comedy Improv Group. He holds a BA in Political Science and a BA in Theater from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Jon Hoche (Artistic Associate)
Jon has extensively worked with Vampire Cowboys as an actor, most recently in the critically acclaimed The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, as well as Soul Samurai and the award-winning Fight Girl Battle World.
Other memorable roles include Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Two Rivers Theater Company); Lucius in Titus Andronicus (American Globe Theater); King Melchior in Bethlehem or Bust (Piper McKenzie); and Mu'Awiyah Fareed in The Brokenhearteds (I Mean! Productions).
As a writer, Jon's first full-length play Galactic Girl in: Attack of the Starbarians was met with rave reviews and a completely sold-out run as part of the first ever Comic Book Theater Festival at The Brick Theater and his work was also showcased in the New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival. Currently in development are his full-length action comedy Subterranea co-written with Paco Tolson and two web series, I Hate Earth and Derrick & The Golden Bath Towel of Power.
Jon is a a frequent guest co-host on the very popular COMIC NEWS INSIDER: The Podcast for everything comic book, animation, sci-fi, and pop-culture. Jon is a life-long comic book fan and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He is currently performing in the national tour of Warhorse
More info on Jon can be found at
http://www.jonhoche.com/

Bonnie Sherman (Artistic Associate)
Bonnie Sherman has been working closely with Vampire Cowboys since 2007. In the past 4 years she has performed in such shows as the critically acclaimed The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Alice In Slasherland, Fight Girl Battle World and Soul Samurai as well as making appearances each year at The Saturday Night Saloon and NY Comic Con.
Along with being an actress she is also a Fight Choreographer: New York Theater Workshops' Peter and the Starcatcher (Assistant to Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum), DreamStem Productions' The 4th Graders Present, and most recently Robin Reeds' short film Mommy Wars. Other credits include The Buccaneer (The Red Leather Fox) with Jacob Grigolia Rosenbaum, Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato) at Shakespeare's Globe in London, England. 
Film: Dear Smoking (PSA), Charades with Philly K productionsBonnie has a BFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.


Jessica Wegener Shay (Resident Costume Designer)
New York (select): The Performers (Broadway); The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Alice in Slasherland, Soul Samurai, Fight Girl Battle World, Men of Steel, Living Dead in Denmark, A Beginner's Guide to Deicide (Vampire Cowboys); HMS Pinafore (Vortex);, The Mistakes Madeline Made (Naked Angels); The Visit (Atlantic Theatre School); The Territory (Six Figures Theatre Co.); Courting Vampires (Summer Play Festival); Playing House (HERE Arts Center); Paddywack (The Mint), Dog In The Manger (Quinnopolis, N.Y.). Regional: Underneath the Lintel (Long Wharf Theatre), Haroun & the Sea of Stories, Cabaret & Main (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Lemnation (Mad Dog Theatre Co. @ WTF), Nora, Oklahoma!, An O. Henry Christmas, Dha-Fuzion (Clarence Brown Theatre Co./University of Tennessee), Noises Off!, Shadowlands, L’Eboueur Sleeps Tonight (James Madison Univ.).
Assistant: Spamalot (B’Way), Gem of the Ocean (Arena Stage), The American Pilot (MTC), Hot ‘N’ Throbbing (Signature Theatre Co.), The Controversy, As You Like It (The Public Theater), The Architecture of Loss (New York Theatre Workshop), Frame 312 (The Atlantic Theatre), Recent Tragic Events (Playwrights Horizons), Threepenny Opera, Landscape of the Body, God of Vengeance (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Winner of the 2008 NY Innovative Theatre Award for Best Costume Design for Fight Girl Battle World; nominated for Best Costume Design by the 2006 New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Living Dead in Denmark.
MFA Costume Design: University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
For more information on Jessica, check out her website at http://web.me.com/jwegener/Portfolio/Contact.html

Shane Rettig (Resident Composer & Sound Designer)
Vampire Cowboys: The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Alice in Slasherland (NYIT Award Nomination) New York: Marie and Bruce, A Lie of the Mind, The Starry Messenger, Groundswell, Mourning Becomes Electra, Rafta, Rafta…,The Music Teacher (The New Group), Photograph 51, Lenin’s Embalmers, 2008-2010 Marathon (EST), She Kills Monster (The Flea), The Sugar House at the Edge of the Wilderness, Microcrisis (Ma-Yi), In the Footprint, Nobody’s Lunch (The Civilians), Goodbye Cruel World, Save the World (Roundtable), Perdita (The Lion), Dark Matters (Rattlestick), The Unknown (NYMF), Suitcase, Everything Will Be Different (Soho Rep). Regional: Arena Stage, Center Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theatre Center, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown, Yale Rep, NYU, Princeton, Juilliard and The New School, 2007 Prague Quadrennial. Faculty: Rutgers University. Member: Ensemble Studio Theatre. More info: http://shanerettig.com

David Valentine (Resident Puppet Designer)
Vampire Cowboys: The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Alice in Slasherland (2010 NYIT Award nomination), Soul Samurai, Fight Girl Battle World (2008 American Theatre Wing’s Henry Hewes Design Award nomination), Living Dead in Denmark, A Beginners Guide to Deicide. Other puppet work includes: She Kills Monsters (The Flea); F#@king Up Everything (NYMF 2009), McCarter Theatre, Enchantment Theatre Company, Theatre Ariel, French Woods Festival, Hershey Theme Park, and Puppet Heap. More info: http://web.me.com/davidvalentine81/Site/Home.html

Matthew Tennie (Resident Video/Projection Designer)
Matthew has designed video and sound in New York City at HERE Arts Center, PS122, 3 Legged Dog, Incubator Arts Project, Danspace at St. Marks, Dixon Place, The Cave and Joyce Soho among others. His recent design credits include video for Vampire Cowboys' The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G at Incubator Arts Project and Alice In Slasherland at HERE Arts Center (NY Innovative Theatre Nominee, 2010), Peculiar Works' Can You Hear Their Voices, SoGoNo's Art of Memory at 3LD, sound for She of the Voice and Father of Lies at the Underground Zero Festival at PS122, Taylor Mac's Obie Award winning The Lily's Revenge (Hewes Design Award Nominee, 2010), Miranda (HERE) and served as the Associate Video Designer for Blue Man Group's North American Tour which is currently touring. He has the honor of sharing the 2009 Ross Westzeon OBIE Award for his work with HERE Arts Center where he served as Technical Supervisor. He is currently attending NYU studying in the Interactive Telecommunications Program.
 
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