Performance Conclude April 10 For Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company's ALICE IN SLASHERLAND
Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of "ALICE IN SLASHERLAND," written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Robert Ross Parker, with fight choreography by Mr. Nguyen. Performances began March 18 at HERE (www.here.org), 145 Sixth Avenue (between Spring and Broome Streets, enter on Dominick Street). "ALICE IN SLASHERLAND" officially opened on Sunday, March 21 at 8:30 p.m. Performances conclude Saturday, April 10.
When young Lewis Diaz (Carlo Alban) accidentally resurrects the soul of a brutally slain girl named Alice (Amy Kim Waschke), he unwittingly unleashes a literal hell on Earth. Now with every sort of demon, monster, and killer ravaging his small town, Lewis along with his new girlfriend must find a way to close the rift before the big bad evil devil himself shows up and totally ruins their senior prom. Mixing slasher with Sam Raimi in Vampire Cowboys' signature aesthetic, this show guarantees one bloody good time!
Qui Nguyen (Playwright/Fight Director) is an award-winning writer and fight director. His scripts include the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys productions of Soul Samurai (nominated for a 2010 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway); Fight Girl Battle World (nominated for Best Full Length Script by the 2008 NY Innovative Theatre Awards); Men of Steel (Cited as 2007's Best Adaptation of Comics into Other Media by ComicCritique.com); Living Dead in Denmark; StaiNed Glass Ugly; A Beginner's Guide to Deicide; and Vampire Cowboy Trilogy. Other plays include Bike Wreck (Youngblood; Metropolitan Playhouse) and the Off-Broadway production of Trial By Water directed by John Gould Rubin (Ma-Yi Theater/Queens Theatre in the Park). His plays have been published by Broadway Play Publishing, Playscripts.com, and can be found in the anthologies, Savage Stage and Plays & Playwrights 2005. As a choreographer, Qui is an Advanced Actor/Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors and has worked as an instructor & fight director for such places as LAByrinth Theater, Ma-Yi Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Public, HERE Arts Center, Partial Comfort Productions, The Brick, Nosedive Productions, Katharsis Theater, City Lights Youth Theatre, The Rabid Vamps Fight Studio, and others. He is a member of New Dramatists.
Robert Ross Parker (Director) is a director, writer, and actor. For Vampire Cowboys, he has directed the critically acclaimed productions of 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 Goodbye Cruel World (Roundtable Ensemble at the ArcLight); 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), and Justin Reinsilber's F*cking Love (Wej Productions). Robert was recognized as one of NYTheatre.com's People of the Year in 2004 as was Mr. Nguyen.
Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company (www.vampirecowboys.com) was founded in 2000 with the first collaboration between playwright/fight director Qui Nguyen and director Robert Ross Parker. Their highly physical shows actively use modern pop-culture as a vehicle to explore more weighty subjects. The company's work has included: Soul Samurai (2009 in a co-production with Ma-Yi Theater Company), Fight Girl Battle World (2008), Men of Steel (2007), Living Dead in Denmark (2006), A Beginner's Guide to Deicide (2005), Vampire Cowboy Trilogy (2004), and StaiNed Glass Ugly (2003). In 2006, the company was awarded the Caffe Cino Fellowship from The New York Innovative Theatre Awards for outstanding continued production of theatre and Mr. Nguyen was featured as one of "ten playwrights to watch" by Time Out New York.