Welcome to Vashon Island Community Theatre! Inspiring Vashon Audiences Since 1976
"I think the theatre is as essential to civilization as safe, pure water".
Vanessa Redgrave, attributed, The Redgraves, a Family Epic
“Art is one of the last places where you can find freedom. Artists are often ahead of us. It is healthy for us to question our convictions and to be humble,”
Lionel Aeschlimann, CEO at Mirabaud Asset Management, Switzerland
Chris Is a director, actor, teacher and chef on Vashon Island, WA. Originally from NYC, he holds a degree in Acting & Directing from Bennington College in VT. Local island credits include performances in Drama Dock's "The Normal Heart" and directorial stints with "14/48". He has worked as an actor or director with Seattle theatres such as Seattle Rep, ACT Theatre, Intiman, The Group Theatre, The Empty Space, Alice B, and Aha!. Upcoming shows include Peter Serko's play "OUT" for Vashon World AIDS Day in the winter and "Crimes of the Heart" for Take a Stand Productions. Chris is a proud Cuban Italian American and teaches Spanish when he is not cooking at local island restaurants.
About the playwright
Qui is an artistic director of the Obie Award and Caffe Cino Award winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company, whose productions, penned and choreographed by Nguyen, have performed to sold-out audiences at the New York International Fringe Festival, been published nationally in Plays and Playwrights 2005, enjoyed extended runs throughout the nation, and have been nominated for and received awards in movement and fight direction.
Qui's plays include “Vietgone”, “Soul Samurai”, “The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Alice in Slasherland”, “Fight Girl Battle World”, “Krunk Fu Battle Battle”, She Kills Monsters", “Trial By Water”, “Living Dead in Denmark”, “Stained Glass Ugly”, “A Beginner's Guide to Deicide”, “Men of Stee”, “Bike Wreck”, and “Vampire Cowboy Trilogy”. He is a member of New Dramatists, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Playwrights' Center, and the Ma-Yi Theater Company's Writers Lab. He also began writing for Marvel Studios in 2016. His work with the Vampire Cowboys, particularly in the staging of martial arts, has been documented in a dissertation from the
Drama Department at Tufts University.
Qui is developing a musical commissioned by the Kimmel Center with songwriter