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[Los Angeles, 1979]
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Antaeus Sets L.A. Premiere Of EVERYBODY In Glendale, Running September 16-October 17 Photo Antaeus Sets L.A. Premiere Of EVERYBODY In Glendale, Running September 16-October 17
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2022

Antaeus Theatre Company presents the Los Angeles premiere of Everybody, a funny, provocative and very modern riff on a 15th-century morality play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Jennifer Chang.

Kirk Douglas Theatre 2022-2023 Season to Feature KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD &  Photo Kirk Douglas Theatre 2022-2023 Season to Feature KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

The 2022-2023 Kirk Douglas Theatre Season has been announced. The season will begin with the L.A. Writers’ Workshop Festival, which is set to take place over the course of two weekends, September 9-11 and September 16-18, 2022.

Jennifer Chang Joins The UCLA School Of Theater, Film And Television's Department Of  Photo Jennifer Chang Joins The UCLA School Of Theater, Film And Television's Department Of Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 27, 2022

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) Interim Dean Brian Kite and Department of Theater Chair J.Ed Araiza has announced that multi-hyphenate storyteller and educator Jennifer Chang HAS joined the school as an associate professor.

Photos: Have A Blast With (MOSTLY)MUSICALS Tonight At Vitello's Photo Photos: Have A Blast With (MOSTLY)MUSICALS Tonight At Vitello's
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 27, 2022

Covid may have delayed us, but at last, tonight’s the night! Join us tonight, July 27th, for some musical FIRE WORKS with (mostly)musicals at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s at 7:30pm. See photos of the sizzling cast in rehearsal!

Interview: Kristina Wong & Kirn Kim Making FROM NUMBER TO NAME Work Photo Interview: Kristina Wong & Kirn Kim Making FROM NUMBER TO NAME Work
by Gil Kaan - Jul 21, 2022

Performance artist/comedian/ writer Kristina Wong (in partnership with API RISE) returns to East West Players with her new rendition of From Number To Name: Back To Life livestreaming August 5th through 7th. As Kristina described in her last interview with me: “From Number To Name is a devised theater piece created with formerly incarcerated Asian Pacific Islander Americans. The cast is formerly incarcerated APIs, folks with family on the inside and their supporters. It's storytelling we rarely see in our community, from the people who have experienced it.” I got Kristina to say a few words before turning this interview over to Kirn Kim, one of the formerly incarcerated featured in From Number To Name.

Catch The FIRE WORKS With (mostly)musicals Featuring Gregory Nabours On The New Date Photo Catch The FIRE WORKS With (mostly)musicals Featuring Gregory Nabours On The New Date
by Grace Cutler - Jul 16, 2022

Wednesday July 27th, check out a musical kind of FIRE WORKS with (mostly)musicals at Feinstein's at Vitello's.

Teruko Nakajima's Award Winning World Premiere Solo-Show, MADE IN AMERICA Extends At  Photo Teruko Nakajima's Award Winning World Premiere Solo-Show, MADE IN AMERICA Extends At The Dorie Theatre
by Grace Cutler - Jul 9, 2022

Teruko Nakajima’s Award Winning World Premiere Solo-Show, MADE IN AMERICA received tremendous accolades at Hollywood Fringe Festival 2022.

MADE IN AMERICA by Teruko Nakajima Extends at The Complex Through July Photo MADE IN AMERICA by Teruko Nakajima Extends at The Complex Through July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2022

Teruko Nakajima’s Award Winning World Premiere Solo-Show, MADE IN AMERICA will extend for nine performances at The Dorie Theatre at the Complex, now through July 31.

East West Players Announces Return Engagement of FROM NUMBER TO NAME: BACK TO LIFE Th Photo East West Players Announces Return Engagement of FROM NUMBER TO NAME: BACK TO LIFE This August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2022

East West Players, in partnership with API RISE, has announced the return engagement of FROM NUMBER TO NAME: BACK TO LIFE, a reimagining of the criminal justice system with stories from the API community, from August 5 to 7.

Review: Theatre Raleigh's YELLOW FACE Photo Review: Theatre Raleigh's YELLOW FACE
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 1, 2022

What did our critic think? Yellow Face follows Asian-American playwright DHH. Fresh off his Tony Award win for M. Butterfly, he leads a protest against the casting of Jonathan Pryce as the Eurasian pimp in the original Broadway production of Miss Saigon, condemning the practice as 'yellowface.' His position soon comes back to haunt him when he mistakes a Caucasian actor, Marcus G. Dahlman, for mixed-race, and casts him as the lead Asian role of his own Broadway-bound comedy, Face Value. When DHH discovers the truth of Marcus' ethnicity, he tries to conceal his blunder to protect his reputation as an Asian-American role model by passing the actor off as a 'Siberian Jew.'

East-West Players Videos

HOOKMAN Opens At CalRep This Week VideoHOOKMAN Opens At CalRep This Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2019

Lauren Yee's Hookman is a horror fairytale brought to life by the trauma of sexual assault. a?oeYee is one of the most important new voices in American playwriting today; her recent LA productions of Cambodian Rock Band and King of the Yees showcase her brilliance in telling family dramas in virtuosic and comedic waysa??, says Artistic Director Jeff Janisheski.

Exclusive: See Highlights of George Takei in ALLEGIANCE in Los Angeles VideoExclusive: See Highlights of George Takei in ALLEGIANCE in Los Angeles
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2018

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at East West Players (EWP) and the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) production of ALLEGIANCE in Los Angeles, starring George Takei. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: Danny Glover and June Angela Discuss Their Characters In YOHEN VideoVIDEO: Danny Glover and June Angela Discuss Their Characters In YOHEN
by Alan Henry - Nov 3, 2017

Watch Danny Glover and June Angela discuss their characters in Philip Kan Gotanda's YOHEN!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Alvin Ing and Friends in Rehearsal for GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO at The Duplex
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2016

The Duplex will present stage, film and television veteran Alvin Ing in his new cabaret show - GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO - written, produced and directed by Lainie Sakakura, at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (@ 7th Avenue) in New York on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. BroadwayWorld has a video sneak peek of the cast in action below.

STAGE TUBE: New Teaser Trailer for East West Players' STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Now Playing
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2013

East West Players (EWP), the nation's largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest-running professional theatre of color in the country, opens its 48th Anniversary Season, themed Making Light, with 'Steel Magnolias,' by Robert Harling. 'Steel Magnolias' will be directed by Laurie Woolery. Check out a new teaser for the production below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of ACT's UNCLE HO TO UNCLE SAM
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2012

Vietnamese refugee, former gang member, and now rising Hollywood actor Trieu Tran comes to Seattle to tell a compelling coming of age story in his fearless one man show Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam. ACT - A Contemporary Theatre is proud to stage the world premiere of Tran's bold autobiographical solo performance directed by Robert Egan. Egan also assisted in creating the script. Check out the interview and behind the scenes footage in the videos below.

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from East West Players' A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Jun 5, 2012

East West Players (EWP), the nation's largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest-running professional theatre of color in the country presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. The show's performance run has been extended two weeks, through June 24th, 2012. Check out highlights, interviews with the cast and creative team and audience reactions in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Opening Night at THREE YEAR SWIM CLUB
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2012

East West Players (EWP), the nation's largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest-running professional theatre of color in the country, continues its 46h Anniversary season. Themed Languages of Love, the third production of the season carries on with the Mainland Premiere of THREE YEAR SWIM CLUB by Lee Tonouchi. This production is directed and choreographed by Keo Woolford and produced in association with Honolulu Theatre for Youth. The cast of the production features Jared Asato, Kelsey Chock, Aaron Ikeda, John Galmiche, Kaliko Kauahi, Blake Kushi, Mapuana Makia, and Chris Takemoto-Gentile. Check out the opening night footage below!

STAGE TUBE: Artists at Play's CHING CHONG CHINAMAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 25, 2011

Artists at Play presents the Los Angeles premiere of the irreverent comedy Ching Chong Chinaman, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Peter J. Kuo.