East West Players strives to provide increased opportunities for Asian Pacific American artists on stage and in other media. As part of its ongoing commitment to developing the next generation of talent, East West Players offers several professional development programs for artists of all ages and backgrounds.
David Henry Hwang Writer’s Institute
Named after Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (FOB, The Dance and the Railroad, M. Butterfly), the David Henry Hwang Writers Institute is the most active Asian Pacific American playwright development program in the country. Offering a series of writing classes designed to foster new work for the stage, the Institute is a nationally recognized force in the creation of plays that embrace the voice of multi-ethnic America and especially the Asian Pacific American experience.
Alliance of Creative Talent Service (A.C.T.S.) Directory
The East West Players Alliance of Creative Talent Service (A.C.T.S.) Directory is a centralized location for casting directors, network and studio executives, and theatre directors to find Los Angeles-based Asian Pacific American actors, writers, directors, and performers. Complete with artist profiles that include headshots, skills, credits, and union and agent information, the A.C.T.S. website is the best place to find Asian Pacific American talent.