Born in Brooksville, Florida to a Chinese mother from Vietnam and an American father from Alabama, Reese grew up in Queens, New York.
Reese received his MFA in Playwriting from The New School for Drama (CoPA) in 2016, following a B.A. from CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, with a double major in Ethnic Studies in Literature & Media and Contemporary China Studies. He’s also studied at The Iowa Writers’ Workshop (summer program), The Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y, and Nanjing University.
Reese’s work has been performed at The Bowery Poetry Club, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Carnegie Hall, The Soho Arts Festival, The Barrow Street Theatre, Metropolitan Playhouse, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, and The New School for Drama.
He’s been published in The Yale Review, The Beliot Poetry Journal, VanityFair.com, among others. He has three monologues in 222 More Comedy Monologues (edited by John Capecci and Irene Ziegler), set for publication in August 2016, from Smith and Kraus publishers.
He was a Yaddo fellow, a finalist for the Fulbright (Hong Kong), a semi-finalist for The O’Neill Conference and The Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights’ program. His screenplay, Seriously, Sarah is in development with Embrem Entertainment.
He has lived in Spain, China, and Cambodia, but considers New York his home.
It’s published by Smith and Kraus and you can get a copy here.
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Excerpts from Reese Thompson being interviewed about WHORE: A KIDS PLAY.