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HOLD THESE TRUTHS Announced in 2017-18 Seasons of Pasadena Playhouse & Washington DC’s Arena Stage

HOLD THESE TRUTHS Announced in 2017-18 Seasons of Pasadena Playhouse & Washington DC’s Arena Stage

And the nationwide journey of HOLD THESE TRUTHS continues!  This 2017-18 theater season is very special in that after 10 years, HTT will return home to Los Angeles, where the play had its very first world premiere in 2007 at LA’s East West Players, directed by Jessica Kubzansky, and starring Ryun Yu — and then move on to our...

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Jeanne Performs in CALLIGRAPHY at TheatreWorks in the Bay Area

Jeanne Performs in CALLIGRAPHY at TheatreWorks in the Bay Area

  Hey all!  My latest adventure onstage is Velina Hasu Houston’s lovely play CALLIGRAPHY, playing March 8th to April 2nd at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, California.  What a gift to be performing so close to my hometown of Watsonville, and with this extremely talented group of actors and artists.  Thanks to my director Leslie Martinson, and fellow castmates Emily...

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HOLD THESE TRUTHS Stars Greg Watanabe at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau and Anchorage

HOLD THESE TRUTHS Stars Greg Watanabe at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau and Anchorage

My wonderful friend Greg Watanabe, who last year made a fabulous Broadway debut in George Takei’s ALLEGIANCE, has been earning accolades at Alaska’s Perseverance Theatre these past three winter months for his performance in HOLD THESE TRUTHS in Juneau (November 18-December 4) and Anchorage (January 6-15).  Also so happy to share that my friend Leslie Ishii, a Seattle native...

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HOLD THESE TRUTHS and Ryun Yu Return to the Pacific Northwest at Portland Center Stage at the Armory

HOLD THESE TRUTHS and Ryun Yu Return to the Pacific Northwest at Portland Center Stage at the Armory

Friends, HOLD THESE TRUTHS has returned to the Pacific Northwest, now landing in Portland in its gorgeous fall season!  Thanks to Artistic Director Chris Coleman, and the amazing Portland Center Stage staff for the warmest of welcomes, and to my dear Jessica Kubzansky and Ryun Yu for bringing their brilliance back to the Pacific Northwest after winning raves last year in ACT...

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HOLD THESE TRUTHS Opens at the Guthrie Theater Starring Joel de la Fuente

HOLD THESE TRUTHS Opens at the Guthrie Theater Starring Joel de la Fuente

Dear friends, excited to share that after a two-year absence, our HOLD THESE TRUTHS 2013 Drama Desk Nominee Joel de la Fuente is back on the boards, directed by Lisa Rothe, Joe A. Callaway Award Nominee for Direction of HTT, at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis from October 7th-23rd!  And our NYC creative team is also back: Set Designer...

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HOLD THESE TRUTHS Set for 2016-2017 Seasons at Portland Center Stage, Guthrie Threatre, Perseverance Theatre

HOLD THESE TRUTHS Set for 2016-2017 Seasons at Portland Center Stage, Guthrie Threatre, Perseverance Theatre

Friends, wonderful news about HOLD THESE TRUTHS!  Gordon Hirabayashi’s story will be told in three new theaters this year – Portland Center Stage in Oregon, the Guthrie Theatre in Minnesota, and the Perseverance Theatre in Alaska.  More info to follow soon, but here are the dates and who will be doing what! Thank you Artistic Directors and Associates Chris...

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Jeanne Featured in Tony Award Winner Robert Schenkkan’s A SINGLE SHARD at People’s Light, Based on Linda Sue Park’s Newbery Award Winning Novel

Jeanne Featured in Tony Award Winner Robert Schenkkan’s A SINGLE SHARD at People’s Light, Based on Linda Sue Park’s Newbery Award Winning Novel

Writing this from Malvern, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia, where we just opened A SINGLE SHARD, directed by Pasadena Playhouse’s Seema Sueko and written by Robert Schenkkan — Tony Award winning playwright for ALL THE WAY starring Bryan Cranston — who adapted this beautiful young people’s play from Linda Sue Park’s Newbury Award winning novel about an impoverished orphan in...

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Jeanne Honored with Lee Melville Award for Outstanding Contribution to LA Theater at Playwrights’ Arena 2016 HOT NIGHT Gala

Jeanne Honored with Lee Melville Award for Outstanding Contribution to LA Theater at Playwrights’ Arena 2016 HOT NIGHT Gala

What an incredible night, and what a gift to receive a 2016 Lee Melville Award for Outstanding Contribution to Los Angeles Theater from Playwrights’ Arena, and Jon Lawrence Rivera, one of LA’s hardest-working and prolific artistic directors.  And not only THAT, but to have the honor of being introduced by one of my very favorite people on the planet, playwright/performer/professor...

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Jeanne Workshops Jiehae Park’s HANNAH & THE DREAD GAZEBO at 2016 Ashland New Plays Festival

Jeanne Workshops Jiehae Park’s HANNAH & THE DREAD GAZEBO at 2016 Ashland New Plays Festival

Finally made it to Ashland, Oregon!  This gorgeous place is home this week to the very first Ashland New Plays Festival Women’s Invitational, featuring the new works of three fantastic women playwrights — Jiehae Park’s HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO; Lauren Yee’s KING OF THE YEES, and Martyna Majok’s COST OF LIVING. I first workshopped HANNAH at the 2013 Ojai Playwrights Conference and what...

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Jeanne Guest Stars as Dean of Atlantic College in TRUE FICTION Pilot for Bravo TV

Jeanne Guest Stars as Dean of Atlantic College in TRUE FICTION Pilot for Bravo TV

Just got back from Atlanta, where I had the utter delight to play Mrs. Chung, the Dean of the fictional Atlantic College, on Bravo TV’s new pilot TRUE FICTION, starring the lovely Olivia Grant from PBS’ INDIAN SUMMERS.  Warmest thanks to producer/co-writer Michael Urban and producer/co-writer/director Brian Dannelly for a fantastic shoot and the chance to work with such actors as...

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