Theater: FROM NUMBER TO NAME (East West Players)

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by Nia Liat on March 10, 2021

in Theater-Los Angeles,Virtual

East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running professional theater of color and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is presenting From Number to Name, a world premiere two night event devised and directed by powerhouse artist, activist and elected political representative Kristina Wong​ (pictures below) on Saturday, April 10 at 7 PT and Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 2pm PT. In it, formerly incarcerated Asian Americans and those in the API community impacted by mass incarceration take us on a journey through their experiences. Viewers will be challenged to reflect on our criminal justice system and imagines its future. The production is the second offering of the Virtual 55th Anniversary Season of East West Players, Between Worlds, led by Producing Artistic Director Snehal Desai.

Those sharing their real life stories of the criminal justice system include:
Sergio Mauritz Ang
Van Huynh
Maria Kanaka Luna
MJ Kang
Kirn Kim
Steve Liang
Ely Sonny Orquiza
Meena Ramamurthy
Irv Relova
Billy Taing

The season will also include the world premiere of Sitayana​ by​ Lavina Jadhwani​ in late May; Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (vAct)’s production of 1​ Hour Photo​ by T​etsuro Shigematsu ​in June; and actor Danny Pudi​ making his debut as a playwright with his show in development, Running, in late summer of 2021.

Tickets to all Season 55 shows are available now via the 2021 East West Passport. Purchase an East West Passport to view the entire upcoming collection of digital programming, plus exclusive events and content including the December 2020 ​Daniel Ho​ concert filmed at the David Henry Hwang Theater in Little Tokyo. Single tickets for From Number To Name available beginning March 8th, 2021, as pay-what-you-can. More information on memberships and ticketing at ​EWP,​

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