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Vietgone

JON HOCHE

Asian Guy/ American Guy/ Nhan/ Khue

World premiere of Vietgone (South Coast Repertory). North American tour and Japanese productions of War Horse (puppeteer and puppet captain). Participant in the first diversity puppetry workshop at The Jim Henson Company in 2015. Off-Broadway credits include Soul Samurai (Ma-Yi Theater), The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G (Ma-Yi Theater). Other select credits include Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Two River Theater); Dracula (Premiere Stages); Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Othello and Titus Andronicus (American Globe Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors (Tantrum Theater). Artistic Associate of Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company. www.JonHoche.com

JENNIFER IKEDA

Tong

Jennifer is elated to be back at MTC, where she previously appeared in James Macdonald’s acclaimed revival of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls. Credits include the world premiere of JUNK i by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes (La Jolla Playhouse); Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., Marie Antoinette (Soho Rep); Charles Frances Chan Jr’s… (NAATCO); Macbeth, Ping Pong, Titus Andronicus, The Two Noble Kinsmen, As You Like It (The Public); Love and Information (NYTW); Seascape (LCT); TFANA, Clubbed Thumb, Ma-Yi, etc. Film/TV: Killing Hasselhoff, Advantageous, “Elementary,” “Blindspot,” “Madam Secretary,” “Happyish,” “Person of Interest,” “Smash” (recurring). Also: Portraits in Dramatic Time (Lincoln Center Festival), “Selected Shorts” (NPR). BFA, Juilliard. @ikedamame

RAYMOND LEE

Quang

Raymond is thrilled to be making his MTC debut. He was last seen in tokyo fish story at The Old Globe. Other theatre credits include world premieres of Vietgone (South Coast Repertory) and Office Hour (South Coast Repertory). NY: Four Clowns (La MaMa). Select TV credits include “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Scandal,” “Modern Family,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Jessie,” “Ben and Kate,” “Hart of Dixie” and others. Film credits include Farah Goes Bang (TFF premiere and Nora Ephron Prize recipient), A Leading Man. Raymond is a founding member of Four Clowns and sends all kinds of love to his mom and his rock, Stacy. theraymondlee.com

SAMANTHA QUAN

Asian Girl/ American Girl/ Thu/Huong/ Translator/ Flower Girl

Theatre credits include Vietgone (South Coast Rep); workshops of Hannah and the Dread Gazebo, Red Flamboyant and American Hwangap (Ojai Playwrights Conference); B.F.E. (Just Add Water Festival); Masha No Home (Ensemble Studio Theatre); An Infinite Ache (The Globe Theaters); Mrs. Feuerstein (Chashama Theater). Television credits include “Elementary,” “NCIS,” “The Mentalist,” “Blue,” “Suburgatory” and “Castle.” Film credits include 4 Wedding Planners, Sake Bomb and Good Grief. Samantha is a graduate of the NYU Acting Program. Love and thanks to her family, peeps and pups.

PACO TOLSON

Playwright/Giai/Bobby/ Captain Chambers/Redneck Biker/Hippie Dude

Vietgone marks Paco’s tenth year of collaboration with playwright Qui Nguyen and his fifth Off-Broadway premiere of a new American play. Select credits: Vietgone, Peter and the Starcatcher (South Coast Rep); Vietgone, The Winter’s Tale (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Rescue Me, Children of Vonderly, Soul Samurai (Ma-Yi Theater); End Days (EST); Slavey (Clubbed Thumb); Tooth and Claw, Arabian Nights (Arden Theatre Company). With Vampire Cowboys: Fight Girl Battle World, …Agent G and Men of Steel. Film/TV: “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (NBC), “Lemonade” (All Def Digital), 7 Day Gig, Miracle Maker and Jesus Year. Love to Kate and family.

CREATIVE

QUI NGUYEN

Playwright

Qui is a co-founder of the Obie-winning Vampire Cowboys. His plays include Vietgone (2016 Steinberg Award), She Kills Monsters (2014 AATE Distinguished Play Award), Soul Samurai (2009 GLAAD Media Award nomination) and the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys productions of The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Alice in Slasherland, Fight Girl Battle World, Men of Steel and Living Dead in Denmark. Recent awards include a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing on a Pre-School Animated Program and a 2015 New York Community Trust Helen Merrill Playwriting Award. He’s a member of the WGA, The Dramatists Guild, The Playwrights Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre and The Ma-Yi Writers Lab, and an alumnus of New Dramatists. For television, he’s written for PBS’s “Peg+Cat” and SYFY’s “Incorporated.” He’s currently a writer for Marvel Studios.

MAY ADRALES

Director

May is a New York-based director whose work has centered on directing new plays. She has worked closely with Qui Nguyen, David Henry Hwang, Katori Hall, A. Rey Pamatmat, JC Lee, Richard Dresser, Stefanie Zadravec, Chisa Hutchinson and Thomas Bradshaw. She has worked at LCT3, Signature Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Goodman Theatre, Two River Theater, Milwaukee Rep, CATF, Syracuse Stage, Cleveland Play House and Portland Center Stage. She is a Drama League Directing Fellow, NYTW Directing Fellow and a recipient of the TCG New Generations Grant and Denham Fellowship. She is an Associate Artist at Milwaukee Rep. She formerly served on the artistic staff at the Lark Play Development Center and The Public Theater. www.mayadrales.net

TIM MACKABEE

Scenic Design

MTC: Important Hats…. Broadway: The Elephant Man (starring Bradley Cooper); Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (dir. Spike Lee). West End: The Elephant Man. Off-Broadway: Guards at the Taj (2016 Lucille Lortel Award); Our New Girl (Atlantic); Heathers The Musical; Luce (Lincoln Center Theater); Gigantic (Vineyard). Dance: Doug Varone & Dancers, Cedar Lake Dance. TV: “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” “Gotham,” “Smash,” “The Today Show.” Education: North Carolina School of the Arts, Yale School of Drama. timothymackabeedesign.com

ANTHONY TRAN

Costume Design

Anthony has designed costumes for theatre, film and television. Theatre credits include the world premiere of Vietgone (South Coast Repetory) and Triassic Parq (Chance Theater, L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation nomination). For television, he has designed costumes for Disney’s “Mighty Med,” “Teen Beach 2” and “Andi Mack.” Film costume design work includes Excision and Trash Fire (Sundance premieres), Bad Milo! (SXSW premiere) and the upcoming Amateur (Netflix).

JUSTIN TOWNSEND

Lighting Design

MTC: Casa Valentina, Fool for Love, The Other Place. Broadway: The Humans (Tony nom., Drama Desk Award, OCC Award), American Psycho (Tony nom., Drama Desk), A Night With Janis Joplin, Vanya and Sonia…, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. NYC: 10 out of 12 (Soho Rep); Pretty Filthy (Civilians); Found (Atlantic); Here Lies Love (The Public Theater, National Theatre); Mr. Burns…, Milk Like Sugar (Playwrights); A Man’s a Man, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Galileo, Unnatural Acts (CSC). Hewes, Lortel, Drama Desk, Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design 2014. Assistant professor, Brooklyn College.

SHANE RETTIG

Original Music & Sound Design

New York: The Public, New Group, Signature, Roundabout, Vampire Cowboys,

Ensemble Studio Theatre, Ma-Yi, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, The Flea, New Victory, La MaMa, Soho Rep, Rattlestick, HERE.

Music/Co-Lyrics: War is F**king Awesome (Qui Nguyen, 2013 Sundance Lab). Music: The Unknown (2005 NYMF). 2015 Frederick Loewe Award (War is F**king Awesome), Drama Desk and Lortel nominations. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Children’s Theatre Company, Dallas Theater Center, La Jolla, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Rep, Williamstown, Yale Rep, Prague Quadrennial.

JARED MEZZOCCHI

Projection Design

Recipient of the 2012 Princess Grace Award. NYC: 3LD (Downtown Loop), HERE Arts (You Are Dead. You Are Here.), The Builder’s Association (Jet Lag), Rob Roth (Screen Test), Big Art Group (SOS, The Sleep). Regional: Arena Stage (Intelligence), Everyman and Olney Theater (Grounded), Center Stage, Cleveland Play House, Milwaukee Rep (American Song, History of Invulnerability) and Woolly Mammoth (The Nether, …Chad Deity). He teaches Projection Design at UMD’s Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies program.