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Chi Vu Chi Vu i(A10850 works by) (a.k.a. Chi Thi-My Vu)
Born: Established: ca. 1973
Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: ca. 1979
Heritage: Vietnamese
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A Bachelor of Arts/Commerce graduate of the University of Melbourne, Chi Vu has worked as an artist, theatre maker and performer, writer, artistic director, lecturer and artist-in-residence. Chi's plays have had professional productions in Melbourne and in Sydney at the Sidetrack Theatre and the Sydney Opera House's Studio. Her short stories have been widely published magazines and anthologies.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2014 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Development of 'The Dead Twin' performance, script by Chi Vu and directed by Deborah Leiser Moore.
2013 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Fiction
2011 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Development of Banh Chung, a new durational installation performance work

Awards for Works

Coloured Aliens 2017 single work drama

'A new comedy about an interracial couple navigating romance in a racist environment.

'Mai is an Asian-Australian playwright who soon discovers that ‘White Australia’ wants her to write the ‘ethnic’ play, but that’s exactly the kind of story she can no longer tell. Her boyfriend Kevin is a security guard who projects his own frustrated creativity onto Mai’s career; he gives her well-meaning and at times pithy advice. Whilst Mai is away on a meditation retreat, Kevin decides to submit a pitch using her name.

'The fallout threatens both her career and their romantic partnership.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 nominated Victorian Green Room Awards Writing : Theatre - Independent
y separately published work icon Anguli Ma : A Gothic Tale Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2012 Z1856670 2012 single work novella 'Anguli Ma is the central figure in a traditional Buddhist folktale, a deranged killer who wears his victims’ fingers in a garland around his neck. Chi Vu presents him as a menacing abattoir worker who carries bloody chunks of meat home to his lodgings in plastic bags, in this suburban Gothic tale set in 1980s Melbourne, when the flight of Vietnamese refugees to Australia was at its height.' [From the publisher's website]
2013 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Community Relations Commission Award
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