EAST WEST PLAYERS ANNOUNCES ITS 2019-2020 PLAYWRIGHTS GROUP
East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce the second cohort of its Playwrights Group, providing space and artistic support over the course of a year for six writers of color. The 2019 program is led by playwright Alice Tuan and composed of writers from diverse backgrounds as part of EWP’s 54th Anniversary Season.
The members of the 2019 inaugural playwrights group are Inda Craig-Galván, Lisa Dring, Eric Loo, Anna Moench, Lina Patel, and Christopher Peña.
I am delighted to share this interview I did with Hannah about directing:
We are doing it, ladies and germs! We are going to Scotland! I am directing Cleo, Theo & Wu and MESS, to fantastic plays by Kirsten Vangsness.
I am overjoyed to be performing in a reading of in THIS IS NOT A TRUE STORY this Thursday 4/12. Join Artists at Play at USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena for this FREE performance.
Written by Preston Choi and directed by Reena Dutt, THIS IS NOT A TRUE STORY unravels the history of Orientalist art, theatre, and the danger of fiction becoming reality. When the heroine of Madame Butterfly (Lisa Sanaye Dring as CIOCIO) completes her tragic suicide, she wakes up trapped in a never-ending loop of her story. Then Miss Saigon (VyVy Nguyen as KIM) is born, thrusting another heroine into the deadly cycle, until a mysterious office woman (Jennifer Soo as KUMIKO/TAKAKO) throws the world out of balance. (Also featuring Rob Nagle.)