Archive for October, 2012

Jeanne is Guest Speaker at JAJA Meeting About Writing of HOLD THESE TRUTHS

Jeanne is Guest Speaker at JAJA Meeting About Writing of HOLD THESE TRUTHS

Good friends Julie Azuma and Tamio Spiegel invited me to speak tonight at a gathering of JAJA (Japanese Americans/Japanese in America) on the writing of HOLD THESE TRUTHS. Great fun, great food, great company, and being at Julie and Tamio’s always feels like home because of the beautiful potluck spread! Check out Nancy Matsumoto’s article on the evening.

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Neal Katyal, Former U.S. Solicitor General, Speaks of Gordon Hirabayashi and the Presidential Medal of Freedom at AALDEF HOLD THESE TRUTHS Performance

A very special guest tonight! Neal Katyal, former United States Solicitor General in President Obama’s Administration, attended HOLD THESE TRUTHS tonight, at a special theater party organized by New York’s AALDEF, or Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, headed by Executive Director Margaret Fung. Neal, who played a key role in President Obama posthumously awarding Gordon with the...

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Photos and Reviews of HOLD THESE TRUTHS Opening Night and New York Premiere, Compiled by Lia Chang.

For full coverage and reviews of our HOLD THESE TRUTHS Opening Night, be sure and check out Lia Chang’s article and her Opening Night photos.

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HOLD THESE TRUTHS Opening Night & New York Premiere at the Epic Theatre Ensemble

HOLD THESE TRUTHS Opening Night & New York Premiere at the Epic Theatre Ensemble

Tonight, a dream come true: our HOLD THESE TRUTHS Opening Night and New York premiere at the Epic Theatre Ensemble! And we’ve opened to rave reviews: THE NEW YORKER, calls Joel de la Fuente’s performance “stunning,” and THE WASHINGTON POST, writes of “Jeanne Sakata’s eloquent one-man drama…about a fascinating chapter in American history.” More from THE NEW YORKER: “One...

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Jeanne’s interview with Ann Chow of JETAANY on the writing of HOLD THESE TRUTHS

Jeanne’s interview with Ann Chow of JETAANY on the writing of HOLD THESE TRUTHS

Ann Chow interviews me about HOLD THESE TRUTHS for the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association of New York. Ann, a delightful actress with whom I performed in THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA at NAATCO some years ago. When I ran into her at my CUNY TALK, she promptly proposed an interview to help spread word about the...

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