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Yes, it’s true! We finally updated our website with a sleek new look that is user friendly and reflective of our new season! We ask for your patience at this time of transition, as we are still fine tooth combing through some technical issues. If you would like more information on our productions or our education and professional programs, email or call our office at (213) 625-7000.

Check out the new and improved and let us know what you think!


East West Players is seeking a Marketing and Development Intern who will work closely with the EWP staff to promote the 48th Anniversary Season. Through this internship, the intern will work on comprehensive initiatives as part of the season, including: building partnerships with local businesses, supporting subscriber and individual giving campaigns, researching marketing partners for our Mainstage productions, and assisting the producer of our One Night Only summer event. This is a 10-week paid internshp.

A displayed enthusiasm for theatre, interest in the Asian Pacific American artistic community, and stamina to multitask in a fast-paced environment are key requirements. Applicant must be internet-research & MS Office proficient (Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Working knowledge of Photoshop & Adobe Creative Suite, and web design is a plus. Applicant should display pleasant, clear, & effective communication skills (in writing, in person, and on the phone) for dealing with donors, patrons, vendors, community partners, and board members. Applicant should have the flexibility to work occasional nights/weekends during special events.

To apply, please email your resume & cover letter to Rosalyn Kawahira at In your cover letter tell us why you are interested in the position described above and why you want to work at East West Players specifically. Through your cover letter & resume, we want to understand how East West Players will help you further your professional goals and what skills & qualities you will bring to help support our work.

Deadline: Open until filled.

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Join the East West Players family! We have an immediate opening for a Production Manager. Please forward and re-post to candidates you think would be applicable to this position. (See job description below.)

Program/Department:          Production/Administrative and Technical
Direct Report:                       Producing Artistic Director
Position:                                 Production Manager
Classification:                        Full-Time/Salaried/Exempt/Benefits Eligible

East West Players (EWP) is a nonprofit 501c3 organization with a mission of producing artistic works and educational programs that foster dialogue exploring Asian Pacific experiences. East West Players is the nation’s largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work AND the longest-running professional theatre of color in the country.

The Production Manager’s primary responsibility is to oversee activities of the David Henry Hwang Theatre and the EWP warehouse with regard to the main stage productions, arts education programs, and other special events and rentals in all aspects of production. The position is responsible for, but not limited to coordinating/scheduling the theatre calendar, maintaining production budgets, hiring of all technical and running crews, ordering supplies and rental of equipment for production, assisting with the casting process, coordinating rentals, and maintenance of facilities.

East West Players seeks a committed, proactive, and personable individual who shares in East West Players’ aesthetic, which is enlightening, educational, innovative, and community-specific. Interpersonal skills as well as technical production knowledge must be exceptional.  He/She must independently initiate and pursue objectives in an organized and efficient manner, prioritize activities, and maximizes team interaction to complete high quality and timely work.

Minimum 5-years experience working in technical theatre, arts administration and a knowledge of the Los Angeles theatre community at professional and educational levels. College degree in technical theatre helpful though not required. Excellent communication and computer skills are required. Knowledge of the Asian American community and culture is strongly suggested. Applicants must be capable of working in a collaborative team environment and working independently. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Competitive, as a mid-sized non-profit 501c3 organization, and based on experience with a comprehensive benefits plan that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, sick leave, personal days and holidays.

APPLICATIONS & INQUIRIES Hiring Immediately (posted 1/11/2013)
Tim Dang, Producing Artistic Director
East West Players
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 900112
FAX: 213.625.7111

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East West Players (EWP) mourns the passing of United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye, World War II veteran, and Medal of Honor recipient. Senator Inouye was a supporter of EWP’s New Theater Campaign and a member of the EWP Council of Governors since 1996.

“We are deeply saddened by this news and offer our condolences to his family. He touched so many people in our community and is an American hero,” said Lynn Fukuhara Arthurs, Chair of the EWP Board of Directors. “We celebrate and honor his public service, his leadership, and his prominence on the national stage.”

“I remember Senator Inouye and hearing about all his achievements as a kid growing up in Hawaii. Finally having the chance to meet him and attending East West Players was indeed an honor for all of us as artists,” said Tim Dang, producing artistic director of EWP. “We will definitely miss him.”


In recognition of Senator Inouye’s lifetime of achievement, East West Players honors Senator Inouye with the highest accolade in the theatre: A Standing Ovation.


(Top L-R) Teri Pham, Tim Dang, Alison De La Cruz, John Gong, Tim Starks, Jacqueline Chiu, Sarah Ford, Daniel Mayeda, Lynn Waggoner, Jocelyn Wang, Thomas Backer, Robert Kawahara, Samuel Bersola, and Meg Imamoto (Bottom L-R) John C. Louie, Jeff Liu, Lynn Arthurs, Kat Carrido, Marilyn Tokuda, Krystel Gapasin, Laura Takaragawa, and Rosalyn Kawahira

(Top L-R) Teri Pham, Tim Dang, Alison De La Cruz, John Gong, Tim Starks, Jacqueline Chiu, Sarah Ford, Daniel Mayeda, Lynn Waggoner, Jocelyn Wang, Thomas Backer, Robert Kawahara, Samuel Bersola, and Meg Imamoto
(Bottom L-R) John C. Louie, Jeff Liu, Lynn Arthurs, Kat Carrido, Marilyn Tokuda, Krystel Gapasin, Laura Takaragawa, and Rosalyn Kawahira

The East West Players Staff & Board would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season!

The Administrative Office will be closed for two weeks from Monday, December 17, 2012 – Monday, January 1, 2013. We will return on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. See you in the new year!

Our Board of Directors challenged us to raise $20,000 by November 16, and they in turn would match it dollar-for-dollar. We are proud to announce that we have met and exceeded the Board of Directors’ Challenge!

East West Players is grateful and thankful to those who have doubled their impact with their generous donations for our end of year campaign!

In fact, an Anonymous Donor was so inspired that they have given us a new goal: From now until December 31, they will match another $20,000! If you would like to contribute and support our end of year campaign, donate today here.

Thank to you Board Members and East West Players Supporters who contributed to the Board Challenge! Thank you again for supporting our end of year campaign! We have raised in total $40,658!

Board of Directors Challenge Match Supporters: Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anna Lee Anderson, Lynn Fukuhara Arthurs, Albert E. Aubin, Thomas E. Backer, Alfred Bague, Samuel Bersola, Joan Boyett, Fernando Calera, Jr., Gina Calvelli & Lorri Jean, Kerry Carnahan, Jacques Chambers, Darlene Chan, Alice Chen, Cindy Cheung, John Chiang, Jacqueline Chiu, Jennifer Chu, Deborah Coates, Janet & Jay Cohen, Karen Constine, Tim Dang, Jan Du Plain, Mary Endo, Naomi & Henry Endow, Shelley Feinman, Michael & Lisa Flagg, Kevin Fong, Valerie Foucrier, Takashi Fujimoto, Candace Lee Gallerani, Kimiko Gelman, Jonathan Friedland & Victoria Godfrey, John Gong, Vicki Goto, Edward Gunawen, Monica Haboush, Phyllis Hayashibara, Carrie Tsang Hidding, Mel Honda, Velina Hasu Houston & Peter Henry Jones, Karen Huie, Sam & Phyllis Imamoto, Leslie Ishii & Wesley Mann, Kim Itakura, Yumi Iwama, Roy Iwata, Dan & Esther Lee Johnson, Miyako Kadogawa, Marilyn Kamimura, Ketu Katrak, Robert M. Kawahara, June & Allan Kawaharada, Rosa Kawahira, Rosalyn Kawahira, Frank & Joan Kawase, Barbara & John Kerr, Judith Kingston, Iku Kiriyama, Maciek Kolodziejczak, Yachiyo & Ronald Kroman, Theo & Herbert Kushi, Eva Kuwata, Laura Lee-Chin & Mathieu Desbrun, Ben Lin, Sharline Liu, John C. Louie, Tim & Jennifer Lounibos, Oanh Ly, David Scott Mathews, Joanne Masuda, Wayne Matsuyama, Kenneth & Ruby Maya, Daniel M. Mayeda, Louise Murray Midget, Timothy Miller, Bob Miwa, Yoko Miyagi, Gavien & Mary Ann Miyata, Walter Morita, Eugene Moy, Ken & Priscilla Mui, John & Virginia Mullen, Susana Munoz, Richard & Masako Murakami, Phyllis & Galen Murakawa, Rod Y. & Elsie Nakamoto, Arline M. Nakanishi, Fredric Narumi, Teresa O’Lear, Patricia Okada, Michael Okamura, Joyce Okazaki, Jeffrey Osaka, Helen Ota & Michael C. Palma, Jackie Ota, Lina Patel, Teri Pham, Thomas & Andrea Plate, Joyce Poulson, Michael Premsrirat, Donna Reckseen, Joy Regullano, Richard Rogers & Ruth Low, Becky Rosales, Stephanie Roth, John Sampson, Frank & Marian Sata, Irving & Helen Sato, Wilbur Sato, Ken Titley & John Schunhoff, Gisela Sehnert, Joseph & Dorothy Shepherd, Michael & Ann Shima, Marian Shima, Franklin & Florence Shimizu, Sab Shimono & Steven Nelson, Jon & Barbara Shirota, Jon & Barbara Shirota, Stephen & Judith Slagle, Gary Sloan & Barbara Komas, Carmen J. Smith, SoPhis of Orange County, Marc Otto & Ricardo Sosapavon, Gennie Takamiyashiro, Laura Takaragawa & Scott Brown, Norm & Suzy Takeda, Mari & Randall Tamura, Norbert Tan & Tracy Takahashi, Paul Tanaka, Kent Tang, Aaron Paley & Judith Teitelman, Cheryl L. Thayer, Julie & Edward Thomen, Maurice Godin & Paula Thomson, Marta Thornburg, Marilyn Tokuda & Dan Perrett, William Tom, Joyce Tonooka & Glen Tanaka, Caroline Tsaw & S.K. Leong, Jean Tsunekawa, Naomi Uyeda, Margery Vander Lugt, Glenn Waggoner, Lynn Waggoner, Jocelyn R. Wang, Gary & Marsha Watanabe, Greg Watanabe & Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Haru Watanabe, Scott Wilson, Yep Wong, Dore Wong, Howard Woo, Edward Yamada, Roger Yanagita, Howard & Jane Yata, Minoru & Marian, Yoshida, and Margaret Yu.

Board of Directors' $20,000 Challenge

It’s that time of year again! Join our end-of-year campaign to support the Board of Directors’ $20,000 Challenge. With every dollar you donate, our Board of Directors will match it! But we only have until Friday, November 16 to reach the $20,000 goal! Contribute online here and let’s end 2012 on top!

SLICE by Paul Kikuchi is an exciting new play developed in East West Players’ David Henry Hwang Writers’ Institute (DHHWI). After several successful readings, including a standing-room-only performance with Metamorphosis Theatre Company, the play is now being fully staged at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, CA!

We have assembled an all-star team for this fun & energetic show featuring Mike Hagiwara, Elizabeth Ho, Emily Kuroda, Aaron Takahashi, Scott Takeda and directed by Jeff Liu.

Venue: Fremont Centre Theatre
Location: 1000 Fremont Ave | South Pasadena CA 91030

Regular Performances: Oct 14 through Nov 18
Fri & Sat @ 8:00 PM
Sun @ 2:00 PM
General Admission: $25
Student/Senior: $20

GROUP RATES: (Min. 12 Tickets)
General Admission: $18
Students/Seniors: $15
Use the Promo Code: CastGroup or Click here

Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to curtain
For tickets or group discounts, CALL 1-877-MTC-8777
or visit:

Read: “GO” – LA Weekly

Take advantage of our “Back-to-School” special! Now thru Sunday, October 7, tickets to the final performances of ENCOUNTER are only $10 for students and educators*!

*This offer is available only to students (with a valid student i.d.) and educators who bring their students.
**Cash and check is preferred. $2 service & handling fee will be applied to credit card purchases.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012 Student Night Bring your student and/or fellow peers to Student Night for the 8pm performance of ENCOUNTER for only $10*!
*Join us for Wine Down Friday Complimentary glasses of red or white wine before the show, during the regular performance run. (Must be 21+ years of age.)

ENCOUNTER is a dance theatre production that unearths various kinda of encounters, with the Divine, the Self, Love and the military. ENCOUNTER explores imageries from the lives of communities from around the world – whether it is Native American history or indigenous peoples’ history globally; or a modern day occurrence in Iraq, Afghanistan or Rwanda.

ENCOUNTER is based on a story about an indigenous woman, Dopdi, inspired by Magsaysay award-winning writer Mahasweta Devi’s work and adapted for the stage by S M Raju and Aparna Sindhoor. Veteran Indian actor, Dr. Mohan Agashe says, “[Encounter] is a powerful piece. It is gorgeiously staged. The dances are beautiful, and the impact of the show makes one think about it for a long time.”

In association with South Asian Network and UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.

To learn more, visit East West Players and Navarasa Dance Theater. Tickets are now available for purchase here .

Final Performance Run:
Wed-Thurs at 8pm Balcony $26/Orchestra $31
Fri-Sat at 8pm Balcony $31/Orchestra $36
Sun at 2pm Balcony $31/Orchestra $36
*$4 per ticket handling fee on all regular ticket purchases.

Rush Tickets Arrive 30 minutes before showtime to purchase these rates at Box Office.
Wed-Thurs at 8pm General $20
Fri-Sat at 8pm General $25
Sun at 8pm General $25

Senior Discounts $5 off regular ticket price.
Special Group Rates available for ten (10) or more. Call (213) 625-7000 x 20 for details.

East West Players presents ENCOUNTER
Director’s Commentary with Aparna Sindhoor
KPFK 90.7 FM’s Uprising-Pacifica Radio’s Interview with Aparna Sindhoor
Audiences Love ENCOUNTER!


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