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Son Of Semele Leaves Home Of 18 Years Photo Son Of Semele Leaves Home Of 18 Years
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2021

Award-winning theatre company Son of Semele Ensemble is announcing its departure from their Silver Lake home of 18 years. Led by Founding Artistic Director Matthew McCray since 2000, the company has been in residence at 3301 Beverly Boulevard in a black box theatre they created in 2003. 

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of UNITED WE FALL on ABC - Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of UNITED WE FALL on ABC - Tuesday, July 21, 2020
by TV Scoop - Jul 17, 2020

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of UNITED WE FALL, airing on ABC on Tuesday, July 21, 2020!

Scoop: Coming Up on the Series Premiere of UNITED WE FALL on ABC - Wednesday, July 15 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on the Series Premiere of UNITED WE FALL on ABC - Wednesday, July 15, 2020
by TV Scoop - Jun 30, 2020

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Series Premiere of UNITED WE FALL, airing on ABC on Wednesday, July 15, 2020!

ALMOST FAMOUS, CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND & More Win San Diego's Craig Noel Awards Photo ALMOST FAMOUS, CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND & More Win San Diego's Craig Noel Awards
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2020

The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has announced the winners of its 2019 Craig Noel Awards. Now in its 18th year, the Craig Noel Awards honor the achievements of professional theaters in San Diego County.

San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Announced Nominations For 2019 Craig Noel Awards For Photo San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Announced Nominations For 2019 Craig Noel Awards For Theatrical Excellence
by Stephi Wild - Jan 1, 2020

The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for its 2019 Craig Noel Awards. Now in its 18th year, the Craig Noel Awards honor the achievements at professional theaters in San Diego County.

San Diego Rep Announces Rep Xtras Events Schedule For HOLD THESE TRUTHS Photo San Diego Rep Announces Rep Xtras Events Schedule For HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Julie Musbach - Oct 24, 2019

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the lineup of free REP Xtras Events surrounding the downtown theatre's production of Hold These Truths. The REP's Xtras Events series includes community-focused conversations, actor talk-backs, musical performances and other activities intended to deepen the audience's engagement with the plays onstage.

San Diego REP Announces Cast & Creative of HOLD THESE TRUTHS Photo San Diego REP Announces Cast & Creative of HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2019

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the cast and creative team for Hold These Truths, the inspiring true story of Gordon Hirabayashi. The production, written by Jeanne Sakata and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, will run November 14 a?" December 8, 2019, in San Diego REP's Lyceum Space Theatre, with previews November 14 a?" 19, and press opening on Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.

BWW Interview: Playwright E. M. Lewis' Having a Good Year In THE LIGHT Photo BWW Interview: Playwright E. M. Lewis' Having a Good Year In THE LIGHT
by Gil Kaan - Sep 16, 2019

Next up at Boston Court Pasadena, the world premiere of E. M. Lewis' HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, with previews beginning September 19th and opening set for September 28th. Emilie Pascale Beck directs the cast of Amy Sloan, Ryun Yu, Chelsea Kurtz and Dieterich Gray who play four lonely people who find each other when one of them falls apart. I had the chance to delve into the creative mind of the much produced E. M. Lewis.

World Premiere Of HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN At Boston Court Pasadena Photo World Premiere Of HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN At Boston Court Pasadena
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2019

Boston Court Pasadena continues their 2019 theatre season with the world premiere of E.M. Lewis's How The Light Gets In, directed by Emilie Pascale Beck, September 19 a?" October 27 (press opening: September 28). How The Light Gets In features Amy Sloan as Grace, Ryun Yu as Haruki, Chelsea Kurtz as Kat and Dieterich Gray as Tommy Z.

San Diego Repertory Theatre Receives Grant From California State Library Photo San Diego Repertory Theatre Receives Grant From California State Library
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2019

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) Managing Director Larry Alldredge announced today that the theatre has been awarded a grant of $29,500 as part of the California Civil Liberties Public Education program at the California State Library. The grant, one of 30 awarded in 2019, will support the theatre's production of Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata.

San Diego Rep Announces Season 44 - THE HUMANS, HOLD THESE TRUTHS, and More! Photo San Diego Rep Announces Season 44 - THE HUMANS, HOLD THESE TRUTHS, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 10, 2019

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the line-up for its 2019/2020 season at the Lyceum Theatre. For its 44th season, San Diego REP invites audiences to sing along to the top-40 hits made at Gold Star Recording Studios in the 1950s and 60s in the world premiere musical 33 1/3: House of Dreams by Jonathan Rosenberg and Brad Ross. Enjoy the om pa pa of Banda music from Mexico in Playwright-in-Residence Herbert Siguenza's new comedy Bad Hombres/Good Wives. Delve into powerful dramas with the tour-de-force solo performance of Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata and the 2016 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, The Humans by Stephan Karam. Get swept away in a mash-up of classical Indian music and contemporary hip-hop from India in the action-packed House of Joy by Madhuri Shekar; and relish in the genius of Hershey Felder, with A Paris Love Story, featuring the music of Claude Debussy. Season 44 tickets are currently available by subscription only and can be purchased by calling the box office at (619) 544-1000.

BWW Review: Pasadena Playhouse Brings Back Live Radio Play IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Photo BWW Review: Pasadena Playhouse Brings Back Live Radio Play IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by Don Grigware - Dec 15, 2018

Babyboomers are familiar with the original 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. Stewart played George Bailey who was trapped in his father's Savings and Loan establishment in Bedford Falls, unable to pursue his dreams. Now through December 23 only, the Pasadena Playhouse is presenting a radio play version live onstage adapted by Joe Landry from the 1946 screenplay.

BWW Interview: Cameron Watson Having A Simply WONDERFUL LIFE Directing Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Cameron Watson Having A Simply WONDERFUL LIFE Directing Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Dec 4, 2018

The always in-demand Cameron Watson, a stalwart of the Los Angeles theatre community, will next be helming the holiday production of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at the Pasadena Playhouse for a brief run December 12 to 23. Cameron managed to find some time between his many creative responsibilities to answer a few of my inquisitive inquiries.

LA Theatre Works Records Newly Resonant SISTERS MATSUMOTO for Radio & Online Streamin Photo LA Theatre Works Records Newly Resonant SISTERS MATSUMOTO for Radio & Online Streaming
by Julie Musbach - Oct 30, 2018

Set in Stockton, California in 1946,Philip Kan Gotanda's acclaimed play about a Japanese-American family returning home after time in an Arkansas internment camp during World War II takes on renewed resonance as current government policies and rhetoric continue to inflame anti-immigrant sentiment. Starring Keiko Agena (Better Call Saul, 13 Reasons Why),June Angela (Tony and Drama Desk nominee forShogun on Broadway, The Electric Circus on PBS) and Suzy Nakamura (ABC's The Goldbergs, Blackish, Dr. Ken) as the sisters, with Greg Watanabe (Allegiance on Broadway, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Watch Over Me) and Ryun Yu (Hold These Truths at East West Players, Pasadena Playhouse), as their husbands. 

The Old Globe Celebrates New Voices In The Community Photo The Old Globe Celebrates New Voices In The Community
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2018

The Old Globe announces its inaugural New Voices in the Community series: free public performances at libraries across San Diego County, followed by conversations with the playwrights and experts in the community. The first New Voices in the Community features three solo shows by women: Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata, "A" Train by Anne Torsiglieri, and Unveiled: A One-Woman Play by Rohina Malik.

BWW Interview: HOLD THESE TRUTHS at Arena Stage Photo BWW Interview: HOLD THESE TRUTHS at Arena Stage
by Hope Villanueva - Mar 16, 2018

Prejudice and Immigration are teachable moments in Arena Stage's HOLD THESE TRUTHS, a one-man play about a young man who stood alone against the injustice of WWII Japanese American internment camps. This interview features director, Jessica Kubzansky, and actor, Ryun Yu, discussing the parallels between 1940's racial issues and policies and today.

Photo Flash: HOLD THESE TRUTHS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: HOLD THESE TRUTHS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by Julie Musbach - Mar 5, 2018

Jeanne Sakata's one-man drama Hold These Truths tells the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, the American son of Japanese immigrants who defied an unjust court order when America placed its own citizens in internment camps during World War II. Midway through Arena Stage's 2017/18 season, Hold These Truths brings an untold story to the stage that represents the diversity of our country and examines what it means to be an American. Under the direction of Jessica Kubzansky, Hold These Truths runs February 23-April 8, 2018 in the Kogod Cradle.

BWW Review: HOLD THESE TRUTHS at Arena Stage Photo BWW Review: HOLD THESE TRUTHS at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 4, 2018

This production is worthy of an audience based on the story alone.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's HOLD THESE TRUTHS Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2018

Jeanne Sakata's one-man drama Hold These Truths tells the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, the American son of Japanese immigrants who defied an unjust court order when America placed its own citizens in internment camps during World War II. Midway through Arena Stage's 2017/18 season, Hold These Truths brings an untold story to the stage that represents the diversity of our country and examines what it means to be an American. Under the direction of Jessica Kubzansky, Hold These Truths runs February 23-April 8, 2018 in the Kogod Cradle.

Jeanne Sakata's HOLD THESE TRUTHS to Make D.C. Premiere Photo Jeanne Sakata's HOLD THESE TRUTHS to Make D.C. Premiere
by Julie Musbach - Jan 17, 2018

Jeanne Sakata's one-man drama Hold These Truths tells the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, the American son of Japanese immigrants who defied an unjust court order when America placed its own citizens in internment camps during World War II. Midway through Arena Stage's 2017/18 season, Hold These Truths brings an untold story to the stage that represents the diversity of our country and examines what it means to be an American. Under the direction of Jessica Kubzansky, Hold These Truths runs February 23-April 8, 2018 in the Kogod Cradle.

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