Cover art by Nina Marrero, courtesy of The Playwrights Realm

Hello, from the Children of Planet Earth

Don X Nguyen
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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.

Production Info

Cast: 5 total (3 female, 2 male)
Full Length Comedy (about 90 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
About the Author


  • Don X Nguyen

    Don was born in Vietnam, grew up in Nebraska and currently lives in NYC. Full-length plays include THE SUPREME LEADER (Dallas Theater Center), HELLO, FROM THE CHILDREN OF PLANET EARTH (The Playwrights Realm), RED FLAMBOYANT (Firebone Theatre), SOUND (Azeotrope/ACT), THE COMMENCEMENT OF WILLIAM TAN (Yale Cabaret), THE MAN FROM SAIGON (A.C.T New Strands Festival), and THE WORLD IS NOT SILENT (Alley All New Festival / NYSAF 2022). Recipient of the 2015 GAP Prize from the Aurora Theatre and a NYSAF Founder's award. Finalist for The O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, The Princess Grace Award, and The Woodward International Playwriting Prize. Nominations include: the Laurents/Hatcher award and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award. Don was a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the Public Theater's inaugural Emerging Writers Group, The Civilians inaugural R&D Group, and a frequent volunteer at the 52nd Street Project.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 11/15/2022
Pages 76
ISBN 9780881459579

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

World premiere produced by The Playwrights Realm on March 7, 2018
(Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director)

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Hello, from the Children of Planet Earth is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC