Year Zero

by  Michael Golamco

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 1f

Year Zero is a comedic drama about young Cambodian Americans — about reincarnation, reinvention, and ultimately, redemption.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.
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Reviews

REVIEWS 

"[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

Videos

  • Year Zero at Merrimack Rep
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Long Beach California. Spring, 2003.

Casting

3m, 1f

GLENN - mid 20s, Chinese American
VUTHY
- 16, Cambodian American
HAN
- mid 20s, Cambodian American
RA
- 22, Vuthy's sister

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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)

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Authors

Michael Golamco

Michael Golamco is an LA-based playwright and TV/Film writer. His play Year Zero received acclaimed runs at Second Stage in New York City, Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago, and at The Colony Theatre in Los Angeles; his latest play Build is set for a world premiere in Fall 2012 at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.H ...

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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. 

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