For the past 50 years, East West Players theater company has been producing artistic works and educational programs that explore Asian Pacific experiences.
“I always like to think that East West Players is not just an arts organization that does storytelling, that we actually have a mission that is about social justice,” explained Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang.
Exploring the Asian Pacific experience on stageEast West Players theater company gives unique opportunities to Asian-American artists.
Established in 1965, the small Los Angeles-based theater company has been called the nation’s premier Asian American theatre troupe. EWP was founded by nine Asian-American artists who were looking for more than stereotypical Asian roles in Hollywood. Today, diversity in the theater continues to be a goal the organization pursues.
“As a female, let alone as an ethnic female, there are not that many roles that you are going to get a chance to do in a lifetime,” said actress Kara Wang.
Full Frame Contributor Sandra Hughes gave us an in-depth look at how EWP is providing unique opportunities for Asian-American artists.