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Damon Chua

Damon Chua received an Ovation Award (Best World Premiere Play) for his full-length work Film Chinois, a noir mystery set in 1947 China and published by Samuel French. His short play Stuffed Grape Leaves was picked as one of the Best 10-Minute Plays of 2009 and is published by Smith & Kraus. His other plays include 1969: A Fantastical Odyssey Through the American Mindscape; A Book By Its Cover; The Ghost Building; Aziza, and 10-minute plays A Boy, a Girl, and a Puppet with a Cowboy Hat; Dogs Are Evil; and Eating French. A Durfee Foundation grant recipient, Mr. Chua has been invited to several theatre conferences including the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Between the Seas Festival, Staging the Middle East Conference, and the Cultural Conversations Theatre Festival. His pieces have been presented in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Alaska, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, London, and Singapore. Previously, he served as Literary Manager of Company of Angels in Los Angeles, and was a Playwright-in-Residence at Brimmer Street Theatre Company and Upper Reaches Theatre Company. He has belonged to the following companies’ playwright groups: Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles, Company of Angels, and Reverie Productions. Mr. Chua also writes poems and short stories, and is the process of completing a non-fiction book. His first and only poetry anthology, A Traveller's Tale and Other Poems, made its debut in 2011. When not writing, he has found time to produce feature films. One of his movies, Perth, was invited to the Cannes Film Festival and is available on Netflix. Mr. Chua has received filmmaking grants from UNESCO and the Singapore Film Commission. His alma maters include Stanford University and Oxford University.


Samuel French Titles by Damon Chua