East West Players
invites you to
EWP Night Market

Saturday, September 14, 2019

5:30PM VIP Night Market – EARLY ACCESS
6:00PM General Admission to Night Market
7:30PM Performances Begin

Join us in kicking-off our 54th Season with an end-of-summer celebration!
EWP Night Market is back with tasting stations featuring the best food in Little Tokyo & the Arts District,
followed by an evening of dazzling performances at the David Henry Hwang Theater.
EWP Night Market is a benefit performance. All proceeds support East West Players’ mainstage productions and educational programs.

 

SPONSORSHIPS

$10,000 Diamond Level Sponsor 

  • VIP Theatre seating for 20 in premium orchestra section
  • VIP early access to Night Market and hosted drinks at the bar
  • A thank-you from the stage during the show
  • Recognition in our event program card
  • A performance dedicated to you and your group
  • A photo opportunity with talent onstage

$5,000 Ruby Level Sponsor

  • VIP theatre seating for 10 in premium orchestra section
  • VIP early access to Night Market and hosted drinks at the bar
  • A thank-you from the stage during the show
  • Recognition in our event program card
  • A photo opportunity with talent onstage

$3,500 Emerald Sponsor

  • VIP Theatre seating for 8 in premium orchestra section
  • VIP early access to Night Market and hosted drinks at the bar
  • Recognition in our event program card
  • A thank-you from the stage during the show

$1,500 Pearl Sponsor

  • VIP theatre seating for 4 in premium orchestra section
  • VIP early access to Night Market and hosted drinks at the bar
  • Recognition in our event program card

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

$350 VIP ticket 
–      VIP theatre seating in premium orchestra section
–      VIP early access to Night Market and hosted drinks at the bar

$250 Orchestra ticket 
–      Seating in orchestra section
–      Hosted drinks at the bar

$150 Balcony ticket
–      Seating in the balcony
–      2 drink tickets per guest

I cannot attend, but wish to make a tax-deductible donation – CLICK • TAP HERE

Ruby Sponsors
Randall & Mari Tamura

Emerald Sponsors
Asian Pacific American Friends of the Theater

Pearl Sponsors
The Chan Loui Family
Christine Chang
Alan & Sheila Lamson
Jeanne Sakata

Tasting Stations include signature dishes from our favorite local restaurants/vendors, including:

Cafe Demitasse

The Park’s Finest

Angel City Brewery

Buttery Popcorn Co.

Kikori Whiskey

AFC Soy Pudding

Lotte Beverages North America

Spitz

Far Bar

Sake Dojo

Vespaio

Twinkle Brown Sugar

Cafe Dulce

Dots Cupcake

Honorees

 

Jeanne Sakata’s nationally acclaimed solo play Hold These Truths (2013 Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Solo Performance; 2019 Theatre Bay Awards, Outstanding Production, Direction and Principal Performance), has had over twenty productions since its world premiere with East West Players in 2007.  Earning rave reviews at such theaters as Barrington Stage Company, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, ACT Seattle, Portland Center Stage, Perseverance Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company, and Epic Theatre Ensemble, the play will be presented in 2019-20 at Vancouver’s Cultch Theatre, San Diego Repertory, and Pennsylvania’s People’s Light. It is inspired by the true story of Japanese American civil rights giant Gordon Hirabayashi, to whom President Barack Obama posthumously awarded in 2012 a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Called a “local treasure” by the Los Angeles Times, Jeanne has enjoyed onscreen recurring/guest star roles on Disney Plus’ upcoming High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Disney’s Big Hero 6, indie films Advantageous by Jennifer Phang and Find Me by Tom Huang, Dr. Ken, Bravo’s True Fiction, NCIS Los Angeles, NUMB3RS, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Desperate Housewives, Presidio Med, ER, Threat Matrix, Line of Fire, American Family, John Ridley’s I Got You, Hiroshima, and Sex and Marriage, a Justin Lin YOMYOMF YouTube webseries.  Onstage, Jeanne has performed with the Vineyard Theatre,  Public Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, Intiman Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Portland Center Stage, People’s Light, Syracuse Stage and the Arizona Theatre Company.

Special honors: LA Ovation Award for Outstanding Lead Actress, Chay Yew’s Red, East West Players; Lee Melville Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Los Angeles Theatre Community, Playwrights’ Arena; Outstanding Artist Award, Los Angeles’ Pacific American Friends of Theatre.  

Aaron Takahashi has appeared in nearly 100 commercials, with multiple spots for Toyota, Dunkin’ Donuts, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Snapple, State Farm, Esurance, and Ebates.  He is a former instructor and core performing member of Cold Tofu, the nation’s longest-running Asian American improv and sketch comedy troupe. He also was a Main Company member at ACME Comedy Theatre in Hollywood for sketch and improv.

 

Along with his numerous appearances as a featured player on Conan O’Brien’s late-night shows, Aaron has amassed several co-starring, guest starring and recurring roles on popular shows for CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, Comedy Central, Netflix, TBS, and IFC, including a recurring role on the critically acclaimed USA Network series Mr. Robot.  He has been featured as a supporting lead actor in comedy blockbusters such as Yes Man opposite Jim Carrey, Welcome to the Jungle opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme, and The Wedding Ringer opposite Kevin Hart.

 

Aaron’s long-lasting relationship with East West Players includes an 8-year run in the Theatre for Youth touring program, starring opposite Gedde Watanabe in the main stage production of Ixnay, teaching his commercial acting workshop as part of the Actors’ Conservatory, countless volunteer hours, and emceeing numerous events for the theatre.

 

Performers

 

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to support East West Players’ artistic and educational programs, consider making a tax-deductible donation online.

EWP Night Market 2018
Photos and video by Steven Lam. Instagram @stevenlamphoto