Chi Vu is an award-winning playwright and author. Her plays include the critically acclaimed and widely studied A Story of Soil (2000, 2002), Vietnam: a Psychic Guide (2003) and Banh Chung installation performance (2013). These works are bilingual and/or bicultural. As part of her Masters in Writing for Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts, Chi began creating transcultural work that uses popular genres such as horror that allow audiences to viscerally experience themes of repressed cultural identity and inherited trauma. Her play The Dead Twin (2015) premiered at Footscray Community Arts Centre in partnership with Theatre Works and VCA.
Chi's postcolonial gothic novella Anguli Ma (2012) was short-listed for a NSW Premier’s Literary Prize. Chi's other prose work appears in Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home, Growing up Asian in Australia and the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature.
Chi has worked with a range of companies, including FCAAC, La Mama, Theatre Works, Playwriting Australia, Melbourne Theatre Company, Metanoia Theatre, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Kultour, Performance 4A, North Melbourne Arts House, Creative Victoria, ACMI and the University of Melbourne. She is currently completing a Creative Writing PhD at Victoria University on genre tropes in translingual creative writing. www.chi-vu.com