From Stage to Page
With Nam Nguyen and Vinh Nguyen.
How can a writer inject the magic of the theatre into a written work?
Nam Nguyen was named one of NOW Magazine’s Breakthrough Stage Artists of 2019 for the production of his musical “A Perfect Bowl of Pho.” Nam has since transformed his inventive, energetic musical into a book. Join Vinh Nguyen as they dicuss this transformation, along with the story’s celebration of culture and food through performance and song. Tune in for a special showcase of work from the musical!
Nam Nguyen is a Toronto-based playwright and lyricist of Vietnamese descent. His publisher forced him to write this bio less than a month after he graduated from the University of Toronto, at a time when his only work of note was this one. Nam was named one of NOW Magazine’s Breakthrough Stage Artists of 2019 following the premiere presentation of A Perfect Bowl of Pho by fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company. His plays have been performed in theatres all across the TTC streetcar network.
Vinh Nguyen is an educator and writer. His writing can be found in Brick, LitHub, The New Quarterly, and The Malahat Review.