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HOLD THESE TRUTHS Headlines Solo Nova Festival, Starring 2013 Drama Desk Award Nominee Joel de la Fuente, directed by Lisa Rothe

HOLD THESE TRUTHS Headlines Solo Nova Festival, Starring 2013 Drama Desk Award Nominee Joel de la Fuente, directed by Lisa Rothe

Fantastic news, everyone!  HOLD THESE TRUTHS is returning to New York, headlining the annual SOLO NOVA FESTIVAL of  the Terra Nova Collective as the “finale” event on June 4th, 10th, and 11th!  Starring our celebrated Drama Desk Award Nominee,   Joel de la Fuente, who also stars as Dr. Johann Pryce on Netflix’s new hit series HEMLOCK GROVE, and...

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YOMYOMF YELLOWFACE Star Ryun Yu Returns to HOLD THESE TRUTHS for Japanese American Bar Association Benefit, directed by Jessica Kubzansky

YOMYOMF YELLOWFACE Star Ryun Yu Returns to HOLD THESE TRUTHS for Japanese American Bar Association Benefit, directed by Jessica Kubzansky

We’re thrilled to have Ryun Yu, who originated the role of Gordon Hirabayashi back in 2007 in our critically acclaimed East West Players world premiere, back on the boards in HOLD THESE TRUTHS.  Ryun, who will soon star as the character of David Henry Hwang  in YOMYOMF’s adaptation of YELLOWFACE, who has been insanely busy writing, directing, producing and...

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Joel de la Fuente Nominated for 2013 Drama Desk Award for HOLD THESE TRUTHS

Joel de la Fuente Nominated for 2013 Drama Desk Award for HOLD THESE TRUTHS

Good God!  I just posted this on Facebook: “I am over the moon–such amazing news!!!!! I just learned that Joel de la Fuente has been nominated this morning for a 2013 Drama Desk for Outstanding Solo Performance for my play HOLD THESE TRUTHS, produced by the Epic Theatre Ensemble last fall. A thousand congratulations to Joel–and more gratitude than...

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HOLD THESE TRUTHS Heading South to Playmakers Rep in North Carolina, January 2014

HOLD THESE TRUTHS Heading South to Playmakers Rep in North Carolina, January 2014

Friends, HOLD THESE TRUTHS is heading south to North Carolina next year! Today PlayMakers Repertory Company announced that our New York Epic Theatre Ensemble production starring Joel de la Fuente and directed by Lisa Rothe will be part of the 2013-2014 Season. So thrilled that we will be the second production in the Kenan Theatre’s “PRC2” solo show series,...

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Jeanne in A CAGE OF FIREFLIES Reading for East West Players at JANM Tateuchi Democracy Forum, March 21

Jeanne in A CAGE OF FIREFLIES Reading for East West Players at JANM Tateuchi Democracy Forum, March 21

Mark the date on your calendars!  On Thursday, March 21st, at 7:30 pm, I will be doing a FREE reading of Daniel Akiyama’s lovely play A CAGE OF FIREFLIES for the East West Players Writers Gallery at the Japanese American National Museum’s  Tateuchi Democracy Forum.  Yes, this is the very same play that I workshopped last summer at the...

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HOLD THESE TRUTHS Opening Night in Honolulu, February 21

HOLD THESE TRUTHS Opening Night in Honolulu, February 21

Opening Night in Honolulu, Hawaii — such a thrill for all of us.  Thank you, Daniel Dae Kim and Honolulu Theatre For Youth, for bringing us here! Despite the pouring rain outside, there’s so much excitement inside the theater.  Eric Johnson, Artistic Director of HTY, and Rebecca Dunning, Managing Director, take the stage with Daniel, who has an armful...

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"Daniel Dae Kim Presents HOLD THESE TRUTHS" on the cover of the Honolulu Star

"Daniel Dae Kim Presents HOLD THESE TRUTHS" on the cover of the Honolulu Star

Hey all, check out this very cool HOLD THESE TRUTHS article and graphic about Joel de la Fuente and Daniel Dae Kim on the cover of the Honolulu Star yesterday–one of my very favorite photos that Lia Chang took during our May workshop for the Epic Theatre Ensemble last year.  Read about the close friendship between Joel and Daniel...

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HOLD THESE TRUTHS Premieres in Hawaii February 21-March 2 Presented by Daniel Dae Kim and Honolulu Theatre For Youth

HOLD THESE TRUTHS Premieres in Hawaii February 21-March 2 Presented by Daniel Dae Kim and Honolulu Theatre For Youth

Here we are, a month into the New Year! And 2013 has already brought many unexpected blessings—one of which is our upcoming HOLD THESE TRUTHS Hawaiian premiere, produced by HAWAII FIVE-0’s celebrated star Daniel Dae Kim and Honolulu Theatre For Youth! How did this happen? Last November, Daniel flew out to NYC to see his old NYU buddy Joel...

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Jeanne Guest Stars on CBS-TV’s Hit Show NCIS LOS ANGELES

Jeanne Guest Stars on CBS-TV’s Hit Show NCIS LOS ANGELES

Sometimes a job just drops in your lap when you least expect it–in this case, a guest starring role on the hit TV show NCIS LOS ANGELES. Rushing around prepping to leave for Hawaii to see my play HOLD THESE TRUTHS in Honolulu, and making some arrangements so my husband would have an awesome 60th birthday celebration there, I...

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Closing Night of HOLD THESE TRUTHS at the Epic Theatre Ensemble

Closing Night of HOLD THESE TRUTHS at the Epic Theatre Ensemble

Closing Night of HOLD THESE TRUTHS!  We have had an amazing time sharing Gordon’s story with New York!  Thank you Epic Theatre Ensemble—Ron Russell, Robert Chelimsky, Melissa Friedman, James Wallert Heather Cohn, and Zak and Len Berkman especially—for working so long and hard to bring us here.  To Lisa Rothe and Joel de la Fuente for their artistic brilliance...

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