Life was good. He was anonymous, he had no attachments. Then he meets this 16 year old…
The pop star formerly known as Antonio Giovanni refashioned himself as a bicycle taxi driver in Ho Chi Minh City. He speaks the language, has a scraggly beard, disheveled shirt, and a grimy hole he calls home.
Running away from his past and seeking nobody’s approval, he carved out a life of self-preservation and independence on the streets. His clientele didn’t know who he was, didn’t care, and he could lose himself in the crowd.
Then, he meets a young girl from an affluent family, a rebellious 16 year old who wanted a taste of the night.
She unexpectedly discovers his true identity.
He couldn’t escape the truth, not even in the blur of the soft city lights in a faraway land.
Once again, he finds himself thrown out of orbit, forever in hiatus.
‘Forever In Hiatus’ was produced for Andy Nguyen’s MFA degree at the Columbia University’s School of the Arts.