Vichet Chum (He/Him) is a Cambodian American playwright, theater maker, actor, and writer originally from Dallas, Texas and now living in New York City. His plays have been workshopped at Steppenwolf Theatre, Cleveland Play House, the Magic Theater, the Alley Theatre, the UCROSS Foundation, Fault Line Theatre, Crowded Outlet, Second Generation Productions, Weston Playhouse, Cleveland Public Theatre, All For One Theater, Amios, Florida State University, Merrimack Repertory Theatre and the New Harmony Project. He received the 2018-19 Princess Grace Award in Playwriting with New Dramatists, has served as a curator for Space on Ryder Farm, is a current board member for the New Harmony Project, and serves as a steering committee member for the Obie Award and Tony Award-winning organization, AAPAC (The Asian American Performers Action Coalition). Notable writers' groups include: the Resident Working Farm Group at Space on Ryder Farm, the Interstate 73 Writer's Group at Page 73 and the Ars Nova Play Group. In 2022, his plays High School Play: A Nostalgia Fest had its world premiere at the Alley Theatre and Bald Sisters (recipient of the 2021 Laurents/Hatcher Award and the 2021 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award) had its world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He is currently working on commissions for Audible, Steppenwolf Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Seattle Children's Theatre and Merrimack Repertory Theatre. He is a proud graduate of the University of Evansville (BFA) and Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company (MFA).
Vichet's debut YA novel "Kween" will be released October 3rd, 2023 with Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Pre-order it now!