Featuring EWP Artistic Director Snehal Desai, EWP Board of Directors Co-Chair Randall Tamura, actress Tamlyn Tomita, and Kentucky playwright Leah Nanako Winkler.

Your Gift Continues To Tell Our Stories…

East West Players is not just a theatre company, but also a social justice organization blazing a trail for API visibility, equity, and representation, onstage and across TV, film and all media. As the longest-running theatre of color, and the largest producer of Asian American stories in American theatre, we are also the incubator for the vast majority of Asian American talent working in the entertainment industry today.

This year, EWP reached 30,000 individuals – including 15,000 students and youth — with world-class theatre productions and unique, culturally sensitive arts education programs. We are proud to be an artistic home to both a thriving community of 300+ theatre professionals, and to one of the most diverse audiences in the country. None of this is possible without you!

But this work does not come easy, and that is why we need your support to keep EWP’s work alive, and to make sure that we continue to grow. With your help, we will:

  • Welcome more new audiences into our theatre with an increase in programming geared towards families and younger audiences
  • Develop and produce new work through a newly-launched Playwrights Group that will allow original and dynamic API voices and stories a place to be heard
  • Further the reach of our arts education programs for young audiences, making sure Asian American history is taught in schools and brought to life with vivid storytelling
  • Expand our programming with more innovative productions, particularly through partnerships with other artistic organizations such as TAIKOPROJECT, New Musicals Inc., and the Japanese American National Museum
  • Continue to be one of the rare theatres in Los Angeles that seeks to pay its artists a living wage, while at the same time keeping ticket prices affordable and accessible.

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