Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - Long Beach California. Spring, 2003.
Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Vuthy Vichea is sixteen years old, Cambodian American. He loves hip hop and Dungeons and Dragons. He has thick-ass glasses. He is a weird kid in a place where weirdness can be fatal: Long Beach, California. Since his best friend moved and his mother died, the only person he can talk to is a human skull he keeps hidden in a cookie jar. Year Zero is a comedic drama about young Cambodian Americans — about reincarnation, reinvention, and ultimately, redemption.
"[A] tenderly observed play... These characters are cut from familiar molds, but Mr. Golamco and his appealing cast bring fresh nuances, tempering the earnestness with unassuming charm." - New York Times, Read More
"A very smart, sweet, honest and uncommonly moving new play... Michael Golamco is a significant new dramatic voice." - Chicago Tribune, Read More
"A delicate portrait of lost souls attempting to discover their roots and navigate awkward relationships with one another... Incisive, both dramatically and thematically, leading to a haunting and hopeful climax. Critic's Pick!" - Backstage, Read More
Year Zero had its world premiere at the Victory Garden Theatre in September, 2009. It premiered in New York City at the Second Stage Theatre in 2010.