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Jeanne’s guest lecture for CUNY’s Asian American/Asian Research Institute Lecture Series

I had a great time as guest lecturer at CUNY’S Asian American/Asian Research Institute, sharing about what inspired me to write HOLD THESE TRUTHS, the research and interviews I used as primary source material, the challenges of writing the play and getting it produced, and its developmental progress since its world premiere in...

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HOLD THESE TRUTHS starts rehearsals for our New York premiere with the Epic Theatre Ensemble!

HOLD THESE TRUTHS starts rehearsals for our New York premiere with the Epic Theatre Ensemble!

Strange to be a whole continent away here in Los Angeles while my HOLD THESE TRUTHS team starts rehearsals with the Epic Theatre Ensemble for our New York premiere, but Joel de la Fuente was kind enough to snap a photo of “Team Hirabayashi NYC” for me! Our designers are...

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Joel de la Fuente in HOLD THESE TRUTHS plays to SRO crowd at Chautauqua Theater Company

As posted by Jessie Cadle in the The Chautauquan Daily. In the wake of events such as the Sikh temple shooting in Milwaukee this past week by a white supremacist, the story of United States-run Japanese internment camps from World War II is especially pertinent. “In many...

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Jeanne Workshops A CAGE OF FIREFLIES by Daniel Akiyama at Sundance Institute Theatre Lab

Jeanne Workshops A CAGE OF FIREFLIES by Daniel Akiyama at Sundance Institute Theatre Lab

Mountains, fresh air, brooks and waterfalls, sumptuous mountain cabins, a gathering of brilliant theatre artists from all over the country working on new plays, and the legacy of Robert Redford—what could be better? I was hugely excited to be asked to workshop Daniel Akiyama’s first full-length play, A CAGE OF FIREFLIES at the Sundance Theatre Lab, headed by Philip...

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Jeanne Plays Title Role in George Bernard Shaw’s MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION in the Antaeus Company CLASSICS FEST 2012, Directed by Cameron Watson

The Antaeus Company is a member-driven, classical theater company that is devoted to keeping classical theater alive and kicking in Los Angeles, and as a member, one can initiate and cast readings of plays to be considered for future development. So I decided to organize a reading of one of my favorites, George Bernard Shaw’s MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION, and...

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Jeanne appears in THE BABYMAKERS, premiering in August, directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, starring Olivia Munn and Paul Schneider

THE BABYMAKERS is a wacky comedy directed by Jay Chandrasekhar of SUPER TROOPERS and BEERFEST, about a desperate husband, Tommy, played by Paul Schneider, who attempts to rob a sperm bank where he made a deposit years ago to improve his chances of getting his wife pregnant. Olivia Munn plays wife Audrey and I played her worried mom Wanda,...

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