Prince Gomolvilas (born August 28, 1972) is a Thai American playwright. He has written many plays which have been produced in the United States and won several distinctive awards, including a PEN Center USA West Literary Award for Drama.
He was born in
Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Thai-born parents. His family moved to California when he was age seven and he spent most of his youth in Monrovia. He attended San Francisco State University and received a BA in film and screenwriting and an MFA in creative writing and playwriting.
In 1992, while living in
San Francisco, Gomolvilas began writing plays. His plays include Big Hunk o' Burnin' Love (1998), The Theory of Everything (2000), winner of the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild/Julie Harris Playwright Award, the International Herald Tribune/SRT Playwriting Award, and the PEN Center USA West Literary Award for Drama, Bee (2001), and the stage adaptation of Mysterious Skin (2003), which is based on the novel by Scott Heim.
Prince Gomolvilas, who has also lived in
Bangkok, Thailand, currently lives in Los Angeles.
Big Hunk o' Burnin' Love (1998)
Seat Belts and Big Fat Buddhas (1999)
The Theory of Everything (2000)
Debunking Love (2000)
Boyz of All Nationz: The Rise and Fall of a Multi-Ethnic Boy Band (2002)
Mysterious Skin (2003) [Gomolvilas' first play adaptation from a book] [1 ]
The Fabulous Adventures of Captain Queer (2006)
Jukebox Stories (in collaboration with Brandon Patton) (2006)
1998: Beverly Hills Theatre Guild/Julie Harris Playwright Award,
The Theory of Everything 1998: International Herald Tribune/SRT Playwriting Award,
The Theory of Everything 2001: PEN Center USA West Literary Award for Drama,
The Theory of Everything 2006:
East West Players Made in America Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement for the Asian Pacific Islander Community National Endowment for the Arts Grant
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Grant
References [ edit ]
Wiegand, David (November 7, 2000). "Finding His Place in the Universe: Young playwright's works deal with alienation and identity". San Francisco Chronicle.
Schiffman, Jean (September 2001). "Prince Gomolvilas NO LIMITS. (Critical Essay) (article preview)". American Theatre.
Ford, Dave (May 1, 2003). "Adaptation: Playwright Gomolvilas goes deep inside 'Mysterious Skin' to bring novel to stage". San Francisco Chronicle.
Hurwitt, Sam (June 11, 2006). "Queer Hero". San Francisco Chronicle.
Drostova, Lisa (November 15, 2006). "Swapping Stories (review)". East Bay Express.
Gamoning, Brandy (November 16, 2006). "Jukebox Heroes (review)". The Daily Californian . Retrieved 2006-12-06.
Jones, Chad (November 17, 2006). "Impact Theatre's enjoyable 'Jukebox' spins songs, stories (review)". Inside Bay Area.
Bullock, Ken (November 24, 2006). "The Theater: Impact Theatre Stages 'Jukebox Stories' at La Val's (review)". Berkeley Daily Planet.
Lund, Kristen (November 29, 2006). "Play This Jukebox (review)". Listen & Be Heard.
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