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DHHWI with Doris BaizleyTo enroll, please contact EWP Arts Education Director Marilyn Tokuda at Please note that enrollment is on a first come, first served basis and you do not have a space in the workshop unless you personally receive an enrollment form via email.

To apply for a scholarship, please click here.

 Join the most active Asian Pacific American playwright development program in the country, which has nurtured works read and produced at theatres nation-wide. Classes meet in downtown Los Angeles. Dates and instructors are subject to change.

PLAYWRITING This 10-week workshop is designed to help new and experienced writers start or develop new plays into scripts that are ready to be put on stage. Each 4-hour session includes: a warm-up writing exercise, reading and discussion of works in progress, reading assignments from dramatic literature to inspire writers with their work, and a closing exercise to focus on the next week’s work. The workshop culminates in staged readings of the works in progress at East West Players’ David Henry Hwang Theater.

September 14, 2013 – November 23, 2013
Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm (No class on 10/26)
Staged Readings: December 10 – 17, 2013
Maryknoll Japanese Catholic Center
222 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fee: $400 (ACTS members $375)

Doris Baizley is a founding member of LA Theaterworks. Her plays MRS. CALIFORNIA, SHILOH RULES, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL have been produced in many U.S. regional theaters. Recent documentary plays are: PEACE CRIMES and SISTER KENNY’S CHILDREN at The History Theatre in St. Paul MN; ONE DAY/SARAH HOUSE, winner of a 2009 Santa Barbara Independent Press Award for original script; and SEXSTING, winner of the first Guthrie Theatre/Playwrights Center Two-Headed Challenge Grant. She recently story-edited Anne Makepeace’s documentary feature film WE STILL LIVE HERE!, winner of the 2011 Full Frame Documentary Festival Inspiration Award and the 2011 Telluride Moving Mountains Award.
SEXSTING received its Los Angeles premiere in Feb. 2013, at the Skylight Theater, featuring Gregory Itzin and JD Cullum.

David Henry Hwang Theater
120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles 90012

Come to our Professional Enrichment Orientation on Monday, August 26 at 7 PM! Orientation will be held at the David Henry Hwang Theater at 120 Judge John Aiso St. Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about EWP’s outstanding educational programs which are dedicated to providing a nurturing space and an environment where one can challenge oneself and explore without distractions.

Learn about our Professional Enrichment and Youth Arts Education programs including:

-East West Players Actors Conservatory, offering classes in Acting, Voice and Speech (Additional information can be found here:

-Studio Lab Project

-On-Camera Commercial Auditions

-The Alliance of Creative Talent Services (ACTS), our career development program

-Theatre for Youth, which includes our touring production and Partners in Education Arts Collaboration or PEAC, our artist in residence program

-The David Henry Hwang Writers Institute, which is the nation’s most active Asian Pacific American Playwright development program

Our instructors will be on hand to talk about their classes and to answer any questions you may have. It’s a great way to be informed and to decide whether or not certain classes are for you.

RSVP to Arts Education Director Marilyn Tokuda at with “Subject Line: Arts Education Orientation.”

Glen Mazzara

Glen Mazzara

Glen Mazzara, Executive Producer and Showrunner for AMC’s The Walking Dead will speak at 7PM on July 9th at East West Players David Henry Hwang Theatre located in downtown Los Angeles. Mazzara’s body of work includes five seasons on Golden Globe®-winning The Shield, FX’s groundbreaking police drama; Crash, the first scripted drama on the pay-cable network STARZ; TNT’s medical drama Hawthorne; as well as NBC’s Life and CBS’ Nash Bridges.

Passionate about both writing and mentoring, Mazzara works with CBS’s Writers Mentoring Program, the Writers Guild Showrunner Training Program, Writers Guild Diversity Committee and Writers on the Verge and teaches classes and seminars at colleges across the country, including UCLA, USC, Emerson College and Loyola Marymount University.

*Content edited from IMDb Mini Biography By Michelle Marron

This event is free to the Alliance of Creative Talent Services (ACTS) members, there is a $10 fee for non-ACTS members. To RSVP you must email Marilyn Tokuda directly at:, SUBJECT LINE: Glen Mazzara

If you are an ACTS member and RSVP’ing, please put ACTS Member in email.

The EWP David Henry Hwang Theatre is located at: 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, Ca. 90012

Parking: There is parking across the street at the AISO PARKING GARAGE, fee is $3.00 after 5 pm. Please note that the lot closes promptly at 12 midnight on the day of this event!

David Henry Hwang Theater

120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles 90012

An ace reporter is torn between her marriage and thriving career, what choice will she make?!

Join us for the EWP Actors Conservatory Studio Lab Project presentation of His Girl Friday, the film script based on the play “The Front Page” by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur! The Studio Lab Project (SLP) is a culmination of work by students who have studied with the East West Players Actors Conservatory for one year or returning SLP alumni. The goal is to simulate as much as possible a real life experience of working on a stage production which culminates in a performance before a live audience.

RSVP to Arts Education Director Marilyn Tokuda at

This event is free and open to the public. Suggested donation is $7.00.

Join us for an entertaining and fun romp of theatre! The performance will include actors: Amy Shu, Don Sato, Lucas Maw, Michelle Cho Young, Russell Fung, Vance Lanoy and Victor La.

Parking can be found across the street at the Garage is a $3.00 lat rate after 5:00 pm. Please be aware that parking lot closes at 2:00 am.

East West Players, Visual Communications and the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) will host an evening with NBC Universal (NBCU) executives Karen Horne, Grace Wu and Kendra Carter, who will discuss the opportunities available within the NBCU Talent Diversity programs.

Executives will discuss NBC Universal’s talent development programs including Writers on the Verge, NBC Scene Showcase, NBC’s Directors Fellowship Program, and the Casting Apprentice Program to name a few. NBC Universal continues to offer specific programs to create pipelines to the network for people of color and other diverse communities. The evening will also include a Q & A.

Date: Monday, September 24, 2012
Time: 8:00-9:30pm
Venue: David Henry Hwang Theatre at the Union Center for the Arts
120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The event is free, but RSVP’s are strongly recommended. Please contact: Marilyn Tokuda:

Parking: $3.00 parking (after 5pm) at the AISO STREET PARKING GARAGE directly across the street from the theatre.

Panelist bios:
Karen Horne is Vice President, Entertainment Diversity Initiatives, NBC Entertainment and Universal Television. Horne is responsible for overseeing primetime diversity programs for NBC and Universal Television. She heads NBC’s Writers on the Verge Program and the Director Fellowship Program while overseeing NBC’s Diversity Staffing Initiative and NBC’s Content creator program with the Canadian Film Centre, and working with the creative programming team to identify diverse development.

Grace Wu has served as Executive Vice President, Casting, NBC Entertainment since 2009. Wu is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day casting on current scripted series as well as pilot productions for the broadcast network. Wu supervised the casting of such network series as “Friends,” “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “Just Shoot Me,” “NewsRadio,” “Ed” and “Freaks & Geeks.”

Kendra Carter is Director of NBC Universal Talent Diversity Initiatives. Carter develops, produces and supervises talent diversity initiatives for NBC. Most notable, NBC’s Stand-Up for Diversity nationwide talent search, NBC Universal Short Cuts Film Festival, various talent scholarships and talent showcases. Carter is also responsible for tracking the network’s placement of diverse talent in front of the camera.

East West Players (EWP) is the nation’s largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work AND the longest-running professional theatre of color in the country.

“An introduction to NBC Universal Talent Diversity Programs” is a program of EWP’s Alliance of Creative Talent Services (ACTS), a career development program that brings visibility of Asian American artist to casting directors, producers and other executives. For more information on ACTS please visit

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