Don Nguyen's

Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth

Directed by Jade King Carroll


Friends William and Betsy haven't seen each other since high school. They've both followed their dreams, but something is missing: his all-consuming job at NASA doesn't leave time for a family, and she can't bear another unsuccessful round of IVF with her partner Shoshana. When Betsy texts William out the blue and asks him to be her sperm donor, both friends are forced to make decisions that will shape the rest of their lives. Directed by Jade King Carroll, this new comedy by Don Nguyen explores a different sort of coming of age - when dreams give way to plans, and idealism becomes realism.

February 24 - March 24, 2018
at The Duke on 42nd Street
229 W. 42nd Street

Starring :


Set Design: Kimie Nishikawa | Costume Design: Ari Fulton | Sound Design: Elisheba Ittoop
Light Design: Nicole Pearce | Stage Manager: Kara Kaufman


Don Nguyen's full length plays include: Sound (Azeotrope/ACT Seattle), Red Flamboyant (Firebone Theatre Company), The Commencement of William Tan (Yale Cabaret), The Man From Saigon (ACT New Strands Festival), The Supreme Leader (Roundabout Underground Reading Series).  Don is the recipient of the 2015 GAP Prize from the Aurora Theatre, a New York Stage & Film Founder’s award and has been a finalist for The O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, The Princess Grace Award, and The Woodward International Playwriting Prize. Don is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, an alumni of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group and The Civilians R&D Group, and a co-founder of Mission to (dit)Mars, a Queens based theatre arts collective.  More info at:


Jade King Carroll received the Paul Green Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Professional. Past Fellowships & Awards: New York Theatre Workshop, Van Lier, Second Stage Theatre, Women’s Project, McCarter Theatre, SUNY 40 under 40, TCG New Generations Future Leader, and Gates Millennium Scholar. Past productions include: Skeleton Crew (Marin Theatre Company), Intimate Apparel and The Piano Lesson (McCarter Theatre), The Piano Lesson (Hartford Stage), Having Our Say (Long Wharf Theatre), Sunset Baby (City Theatre), Autumn’s Harvest (Lincoln Center Institute), Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money (Atlantic Theater), The Etymology of Bird (CitiParks Summer Stages), The Children’s Monologues (Carnegie Hall). Associate Director for A Streetcar Named Desire and The Gin Game (Broadway).