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Philip Kan Gotanda Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding New Play
Philip Kan Gotanda, The Wash

Philip Kan Gotanda News

Inaugural Mid-Career Director Grant Awarded to Mina Morita Photo Inaugural Mid-Career Director Grant Awarded to Mina Morita
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2023

TheFrontOffice Foundation is awarding a $25,000 mid-career grant to Mina Morita, the Director of Artistic & Artist Development at Crowded Fire Theater Company, that will serve as one of the largest financial awards to an individual director. 

Paul Dresher Ensemble, OPERA America's New Works Forum, Ensemble Ipse & First Look So Photo Paul Dresher Ensemble, OPERA America's New Works Forum, Ensemble Ipse & First Look Sonoma Present the NY Premiere of BOTH EYES OPEN
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2022

The Paul Dresher Ensemble, OPERA America's New Works Forum, Ensemble Ipse, and First Look Sonoma present the New York premiere of Both Eyes Open, an experimental chamber opera by Brooklyn-based composer Max Giteck Duykers and Berkeley-based playwright Philip Kan Gotanda.

Photos: Inside the Dramatists Guild Foundation's 60th Anniversary Gala Photo Photos: Inside the Dramatists Guild Foundation's 60th Anniversary Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 25, 2022

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) held its 60th Anniversary Gala last night at Ziegfeld Ballroom, hosted by Jennifer Simard.

George Takei Will Make His London Stage Debut in the UK Premiere of ALLEGIANCE, Featu Photo George Takei Will Make His London Stage Debut in the UK Premiere of ALLEGIANCE, Featuring Telly Leung
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2022

George Takei, the original and beloved Mr. Sulu from 'Star Trek', film and television star, activist and social media icon, is to make his London stage debut in the UK premiere of the Broadway musical inspired by Takei's true childhood experiences, 'George Takei's Allegiance'.

Theater Mu Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring Four World Premieres Photo Theater Mu Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring Four World Premieres
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2022

To celebrate 30 years of Theater Mu, its 2022/23 season‚ÄĒdubbed the Pearl Anniversary season‚ÄĒwill feature four world premieres and a conference honoring Asian American theater luminaries.¬†

New Opera BOTH EYES OPEN to Premiere at the Presidio Theatre Performing Arts Center Photo New Opera BOTH EYES OPEN to Premiere at the Presidio Theatre Performing Arts Center
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022

First Look Sonoma, Paul Dresher Ensemble, and Presidio Theatre Performing Arts Center will present the world premiere in San Francisco of a new opera, Both Eyes Open, by composer, Max Giteck Duykers and librettist, Philip Kan Gotanda. Directed by Melissa Weaver and conducted by Benjamin Makino. An open dress rehearsal/preview is set for Friday, June 24, 2022 at 2:00pm, while the show premieres on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 8:00pm and Sunday June 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm. All performances take place at the Presidio Theatre Performing Arts Center, 99 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco, California, in Presidio National Park. 

East West Players to Be Honored By City Leaders For Pride Month Photo East West Players to Be Honored By City Leaders For Pride Month
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2021

East West Players, the nation's largest producer of Asian American theatrical works, along with EWP Producing Artistic Director Snehal Desai, will be honored by city leaders on¬†Wednesday,¬†June 30th¬†at¬†3:30pm¬†at a LA CityView Channel 35 program, broadcast live as part of the virtual celebrations for the annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Heritage Month, commonly known as ‚ÄúPride Month,‚ÄĚ in the City of Los Angeles.¬†

Wai Ching Ho, James Chen, and Jon Norman Schneider Lead INFLECTIONS from Second Gener Photo Wai Ching Ho, James Chen, and Jon Norman Schneider Lead INFLECTIONS from Second Generation Productions
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2021

Wai Ching Ho ('Marvel's The Defenders'; ENDLINGS, New York Theatre Workshop), James Chen ('FBI'; 'The Walking Dead'), and Jon Norman Schneider (Bitter Melon; HENRY VI, PARTS 1-3, National Asian American Theatre Company) lead the cast and program of Second Generation Productions' (2g's) INFLECTIONS, five short new works about the undulations of the Asian American life, curated by Executive Producer Victor Malana Maog (Disney, American Conservatory Theater, Magic Theater, Cal Shakes). Jonathan Castanien (The SŠĽĎng Collective, Atlantic Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club) produces.

Yale Repertory Theatre Announces Season of Three Plays, January Through June 2022 Photo Yale Repertory Theatre Announces Season of Three Plays, January Through June 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

Yale Repertory Theatre will welcome audiences back to its theaters beginning in January 2022 for a season of three plays! The season will begin with a new production of Today is My Birthday, a critically-acclaimed comedy about loneliness in the age of connectivity, written by Susan Soon He Stanton and directed by Mina Morita.

Second Generation Productions (2g) Presents INFLECTIONS Photo Second Generation Productions (2g) Presents INFLECTIONS
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2021

These 2g commissioned pieces will be presented online from June 28-30, 2021 as part of the Consortium of Asian American Theatres & Artists (CAATA)'s 'Healing Over Hate' Virtual Series.

Philip Kan Gotanda Videos

VIDEO: Danny Glover and June Angela Discuss Their Characters In YOHEN Videoplay
VIDEO: 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!

AUDIO: Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis Talks HAMILTON, Social Change & More on THE NEW YORKER RADIO HOUR
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2016

Artistic Director Oskar Eustis was recently featured in the latest episode of The New Yorker Radio Hour, co-produced by WNYC Studios, where he was interviewed by New Yorker editor David Remnick. The pair talked about social change, HAMILTON, and more - you can listen below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Berkeley Rep's FALLACI World Premiere
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright premieres his new play at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. It is a fictional play about the last days of legendary journalist Oriana Fallaci. Don't miss this sizzling new script, which is directed by Oskar Eustis, stars Concetta Tomei and Marjan Neshat, and features an incredible team of designers. The 65th world premiere presented by Berkeley Rep, Fallaci is currently in previews in the Roda Theatre and opens March 13, running through April 21. Below, check out a sneak peek at FALLACI, Berkeley Rep's new world premiere about one of the first rock stars of modern journalism!

STAGE TUBE: Artistic Director Tony Taccone Introduces FALLACI at Berkeley Rep
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2013

Even as his latest book attracts international attention, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright premieres his new play at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. A reporter renowned for his work with The New Yorker - and the bestselling author behind The Looming Tower and Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief - Wright is also the playwright who penned My Trip to al Qaeda and The Human Scale. Now he debuts a fictional play about the last days of legendary journalist Oriana Fallaci. Don't miss this sizzling new script, which is directed by Oskar Eustis, stars Concetta Tomei and Marjan Neshat, and features an incredible team of designers. The 65th world premiere presented by Berkeley Rep, Fallaci begins previews in the Roda Theatre on March 8, opens March 13, and runs through April 21. Below, watch a video of Artistic Director Tony Taccone introducing the play!


Philip Kan Gotanda Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Philip Kan Gotanda been nominated for?
Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Wash .