David Quang Pham

Musical Writer

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Hailing from Grand Rapids and Lansing, Michigan, he writes musicals.

David Quang Pham is the writer of a variety of musicals: TOUR, a particle drama, Pistil Quips, a tragedy centered on a hummingbird, and shorts, such as Verify, an introspection on passing through reCAPTCHA, and √(1+tan²C), a majestic look at fundamental identities in trigonometry. In 2019, Tour was a finalist for the Downtown Urban Arts Festival. He is a member of ΣΠΣ, ASCAP, and the Dramatist Guild. He attained a theatre minor with an astrophysics degree at Michigan State University.

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Interview with David Quang Pham

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: A musical for a few years since I was in electrostatics II.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Particle physics.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital. Less noise.

  7. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  8. A: A satellite phone, a GPS locator, a fishing rod, a water purifier, and some seeds.

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: I have long dreamed to be a science communicator in any kind of medium. Musical full time by the end of 2017.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Absent of reprises.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Jazz as a former student in all things jazz, ska for my hometown preference, and choral because it is enlightening.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: I am not perfect in anything in particular, so I will explain like derivatives in calculus: Underlying, if I am willing to learn and be at least good at it, I will.

  17. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  18. A: An investigative insight on science-based musicals.

  19. Q: What's your typical work process?

  20. A: Three words: no sleep ing.

  21. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  22. A: As a dramaturge, I would assist in the research of a field writers or songwriters are storytelling for. As a musical dramatist, I make way as a composer and lyricist.

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  • Downtown Urban Arts Festival Announces 2020 FinalistsJan 21, 2020

    • Augusto Federico Amador
    • Chima Chikazunga
    • Alan “Rock” WILK
    • J. E. Robinson
    • Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
    • LaDarrion Williams
    • Melissa Rose
    • D. Q. Pham
    • Sheila Duane
    • Jason Tseng
    • Fred Crecca
    • Jeremy Rafal