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Kairos at David Henry Hwang Theater

Dates: (4/4/2024 - 4/28/2024 )

Theatre:

David Henry Hwang Theater

East West Players

120 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles,CA 90012

Phone: 2136257000

Tickets: $39-$69

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Kairos, by Lisa Sanaye Dring (Rogue Artists Ensemble & EWP’s Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin, La Jolla Playhouse’s SUMO) and directed by Jesca Prudencio (EWP’s Interstate: A New Musical & Man of God), is the story of two people falling in love during a tectonic shift in society. Their nascent relationship is tested by the advent of Prometheus, a procedure that grants immortality to a select few. What happens to commitment, meaning, and care when linear time breaks open? At once a dystopian science-fiction play and a dark-comedy love story, Kairos is a deeply sensitive investigation of two humans whose ideal “happily-ever-after” is terrifyingly outpaced by relentless technological and societal upheaval.

Lisa Sanaye Dring, a longtime member of the East West Players community as both a performer and teaching artist, makes her EWP playwriting debut as the inaugural production of our mainstage 2024 Season. Kairos was originally developed as part of the Geffen Playhouse’s Writers' Room 2021/2022

Kairos is produced at East West Players as part of a National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere. Other Partner Theaters are Know Theatre of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) and Theatre Nova (Ann Arbor, MI). For more information, please visit nnpn.org. This production is supported in part by the S. Mark Taper Foundation.

Kairos at David Henry Hwang Theater Schedule

All performances of Kairos will be presented at the David Henry Hwang Theater in the Union Center of the Arts at 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 in Little Tokyo. Kairos will perform April 4 through April 28, 2024 with opening night on Sunday, April 7. Performance times Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays are at 8PM, with additional 2PM matinees on Saturday and 5PM performances on Sunday. All Saturday 2PM performances are Masked Matinees, making theater more accessible to audiences who prefer a masked audience experience.

 

Cast and Creative team for Kairos at David Henry Hwang Theater

Cast

Sylvia Kwan

Gina
Sylvia Kwan* (she/her) may perhaps be best known for her recurring role as surgical intern Dr. Mabel Tseng on Grey's Anatomy. Her film, List of a Lifetime, in which she starred opposite Kelly Hu and Shannen Doherty, was nominated for a Critics Choice Award as well as an HCA Award (Hollywood Critics Association Television Awards) and NAMIC Vision Award. She has appeared on Station 19, NCIS, and NCIS: LA, along with numerous commercials. In addition to film and television, Sylvia also has extensive onstage credits including most recently a sold out run of King of the Yees at the Tony Award winning Signature Theater, Orangutan in Water By the Spoonful at the Mark Taper Forum/Center Theatre Group, and Tong in Vietgone at East West Players for which she was nominated for a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Lead Performance. @kwansyl


Gerard Joseph

David
Gerard Joseph* (he/him) is a multi-hyphenate artist based out of LA. He received his MFA from UCSD, has trained with Maggie Flanigan in NYC, and is a company member at Antaeus Theater Company, The Road Theater, Ammunition Theater Company, and The Black Creators Collective in LA. Gerard sends special love and thanks to his parents for their tremendous love and support. IG @whatnextg. Reps welcome. LA Theater: She - Antaeus Theater Company; The First Deep Breath - Geffen Playhouse; Everybody - Antaeus Theater Company; 90027: Griffith Park - Antaeus Theater Company; Aching - Geffen Playhouse Writers’ Room; Present Black Fathers - Road Theater Company; A Post-Racial USA - Highways Theater; A Taste of Honey - Odyssey Theater. NY Theater: American Lullaby - Manhattan Theater Club; Terror Superhighway - Cherry Lane Theater; VII Deadly Sins - Downtown Theater Festival. Regional Theater: Honky - San Diego Rep; His Girl Friday - La Jolla Playhouse; Blueprints to Freedom - La Jolla Playhouse; Dutchman - Ubuntu Theater Co; Run Mourner, Run- Flashpoint Theater Company; A Matter of Seconds - Walnut Street Theater; Take Me Out - Plays and Players. As Director: Robbin, From the Hood - Road Theater Company; Topdog/Underdog - Black Creators Collective; You - an immersive experience; Secret Society- Alliance Theater


Ren Hanami

Woman
Ren Hanami* (she/her) is an award-winning actress, writer, and filmmaker who brings her “Aloha Spirit” to everything she does. Hanámi has appeared in numerous primetime TV series, big budget films and prestigious stage productions. Recent credits include recurring Buffalo Betty guest star, Mavis in Disney’s Bunk’d, and Director Lee in Star Trek: Picard. She is also the voice of Adult Sally in Dreamworks Animation’s Orion and the Dark, Dr. Magita Rose in Netflix’s animated series Super Giant Robot Brothers, and Wakako Okada in AAA video game, Cyberpunk 2077. She is thrilled to be back on the East West Players stage where she began in Company, Performance Anxiety, and Canton Jazz Club. Hanámi is an Asian Hall of Fame Inductee, and serves as its Co-Chair of the Trauma Advocacy Initiatives, as well as longtime champion of Asian Pacific Americans in entertainment as National Chair of the SAG-AFTRA APA Media Committee. @renhanami


William L. Warren

Man
William L. Warren (he/him)a native of Gary, Indiana. He began his journey at the famed Second City Theater Improvisation Workshop in Chicago, IL. William recently appeared in The Pitch (Madnani Theatre), Scintilla (The Road Theatre), The Language Archive (The McCadden Place Theatre), Dismissed (Hollywood Fringe), Sister Act The Musical (Long Beach Playhouse), Isolation Inn (Moving Arts Theatre series), The Soldier’s Tale (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra / The Robey Theatre), August Wilson’s Seven Guitars (Long Beach Playhouse), The Little Foxes (Antaeus Theatre), The Fertile River (Baylor University), Periphery (The Hudson Theatre). William is thrilled to be a member of the cast Kairos! William who is also a professional vocalist has performed in various musical productions, toured Canada as a vocalist with the Platters and performed as a backup vocalist with recording artist Billy Davis and Marilyn McCoo of The Fifth Dimensions, Stephanie Mills, Deniece Williams and Phillip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire.


Zachary Bones

u/s David
Zachary Bones (he/him) is thrilled to be a part of his first production with EWP. Zach’s most recent credits include Lateen in the world premiere of Howard Ho’s RESET at Moving Arts Theatre, The Rival in Ghost Road’s production of Super Duper, and Derek in inkwell’s staged reading of The Taste of Emeralds. Zach is also a company member of Coeurage Ensemble, Backroom Shakes LA, and the Illyrian Players. He has also performed on stage at Theatricum Botanicum, Watts Village, Sacred Fools, E3W and more. He currently works as a Teaching Artist for Center Theatre Group, and on weekends you can see him perform as a dinosaur puppeteer for Dinosaur Encounters! at the LA Natural History Museum. Aside from being a performer Zach is also an accomplished visual artist and his work was featured at the Geffen Playhouse for their 22-23 season. You can see his work at ZachBArt.com or on insta @Art_on_my_sleeve


Creative Team

Lisa Sanaye Dring

Playwright


Jesca Prudencio

Director


Tyree Marshall

Assistant Director


Yi-Chien Lee

Scenic Designer


Zane Wayneright

Properties Designer


Ashphord Jacoway

Costume Designer


Szu-Yun Wang

Lighting Designer


Steven Leffue

Sound Designer & Original Music


Brandon Hong Cheng

Stage Manager


Irene DH Lee

Assistant Stage Manager


News About Kairos at David Henry Hwang Theater

West Coast Premiere of Lisa Sanaye Dring's KAIROS to be Presented at East West Players
West Coast Premiere of Lisa Sanaye Dring's KAIROS to be Presented at East West Players
December 19, 2023

East West Players has revealed the inaugural production of its upcoming 2024 Season. Kairos, by playwright Lisa Sanaye Dring will perform at East West Players’ David Henry Hwang Theater.

David Henry Hwang Theater Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

David Henry Hwang Theater is at 120 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Los Angeles, CA.

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