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Vivian Nguyen


Vivian Nguyen is an Asian Australian playwright and actor. She has performed extensively with a list of impressive theatre credits, including at the acclaimed Meat Market, Theatre Works, fortyfivedownstairs and both RISING Festivals working with APHIDS, David Woods and other notable independent companies. As a writer, Vivian’s debut play Thin Threads was shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwrights Award and her other work Bugged is published as part of ATYP’s National Studio with Currency Press. Her second play Politics Aside is supported by Theatre Works and City of Melbourne. Her third play a moment to love debut at Melbourne Fringe to a sold-out run and high praise. She’s an alumnus of several programs including Melbourne Theatre Company’s First Stage Program, Malthouse Theatre’s Besen Writers Group and Theatre Works’ She Writes Collective. Her writing featured in Periscope Production’s Reigen and Theatre Works Alternative Futures. Vivian participated in AFTRS Talent Camp with Orchid Man and is a SBS Emerging Writers Incubator Shortlist as a screenwriter. Most recently, she was shortlisted for Red Stitch’s INK Writing Program and is currently one of the recipients for The Wheeler’s Centre Hot Desk Fellowship 2023. She is currently under commission with works with Malthouse Theatre and Footscray Community Arts Centre, and is a lead artist with co-created acclaimed show ‘The Astonishing Comet Boombox’ for this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival.

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