Articles & Interviews

Jeanne standing in front of stone wall

Photo by Lia Chang
February 2013

2016 Articles

PDX RADIO PROJECT RADIO AND VIDEO INTERVIEW with Ryun Yu, by Robert Parish, “The Truth Holds,” (Also Video Excerpts of Show), October 2016

OREGON ARTSWATCH INTERVIEW with Jeanne Sakata, by Alice Hardesty, “Truths Self-Evident and the Camps,” October 2016

KBOO STAGE AND STUDIO RADIO INTERVIEW with Jeanne Sakata, by Dmae Roberts, (at 24:37 mark), “Northwest Stories Debuts at the Armory with Hold These Truths, a play about civil rights giant Gordon Hirabayashi,” October 2016

ASIAN AMERICAN PRESS INTERVIEW with Joel de la Fuente by Tom LaVenture, “Guthrie Presents Hirabayashi Story as a Lesson For Our Time,” October 2016

BACKSTAGE PASS WITH LIA CHANG: “Guthrie Theater Presents Jeanne Sakata’s HOLD THESE TRUTHS Starring Joel de la Fuente, October 7-23,” September 2016

BACKSTAGE PASS WITH LIA CHANG: “Perseverance Theatre Presents Jeanne Sakata’s HOLD THESE TRUTHS Starring Greg Watanabe, in Juneau, Nov. 18th-Dec.4th, and in Anchorage, Jan. 6-15,” September 2016

BACKSTAGE PASS WITH LIA CHANG: “Portland Center Stage at The Armory Debuts its Northwest Stories Series with Jeanne Sakata’s HOLD THESE TRUTHS Starring Ryun Yu,” September 2016

2015 Articles

NPR RADIO INTERVIEW with Jeanne Sakata,  KUOW Seattle, by Marcie Sillman, “This Seattle Student Defied the Curfew Imposed on Japanese-Americans,”  August 2015

THEATRICAL MUSTANG PODCAST INTERVIEW with Jeanne Sakata, by Darcy Noonan, “HOLD THESE TRUTHS Runs Through August 16 at ACT Theatre,” Episode 36, August 2015

96.5 JACK FM RADIO INTERVIEW with Jeanne Sakata, by Lee Callahan, “HOLD THESE TRUTHS Opens at ACT,” August 2015

LOS ANGELES TIMES REVIEW: “LA Times Critic’s Choice: A FIGARO That Crackles and Pops at A Noise Within,” March 2015

BACKSTAGE PASS WITH LIA CHANG: “LA Times Critic’s Choice FIGARO at A Noise Within,” March 2015

BROADWAY.COM: “Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre to Present ‘HOLD THESE TRUTHS’, 4/15-5/3,” March 2015

PHINDIE: “However Painful the History: Interview with Jeanne Sakata, playwright of HOLD THESE TRUTHS,” February 2015, Part I

PHINDIE: “Jeanne Sakata and the Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi,” February 2015, Part II of the Interview

VIDEO INTERVIEW: “Cal at Sundance 2015 – Spotlight on ADVANTAGEOUS Actress Jeanne Sakata,”  January 2015

2014 Articles

INTERNATIONAL EXAMINER, “De La Fuente Takes Spotlight As Gordon Hirabayashi in Seattle,” July 2014

THE SEATTLE TIMES: “ACT’s  50th Season: New Works, Old Favorites,” August 2014

THE SEATTLE TIMES: “Story of Seattle Man Who Fought Internment Comes Home to ACT,” July 2014

NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY:  “Sakata’s Play About Gordon Hirabayashi, HOLD THESE TRUTHS,” July 2014

TRIANGLE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: “PRC’s Regional Premiere of “Hold These Truths” on April 23-27 Chronicles a 44-Year Struggle for Justice,” April 2014

DAILY TARHEEL.COM: “Hold These Truths’ performed at PlayMakers Repertory Company,” March 2014

2013 Articles

RAFU SHIMPO:  “Nisei Widow Tells All: Jeanne Sakata Reprises Her Role as Tomi in ‘A Whole New Journey,’ “  November 2013

VIDEO INTERVIEW: “East West Players NISEI WIDOWS CLUB with Jeanne Sakata,” – Ideate TV,” November 2013

BACKSTAGE PASS WITH LIA CHANG:  “Jeanne Sakata’s Critically-Acclaimed HOLD THESE TRUTHS,  starring 2013 Drama Desk Nominee Joel de la Fuente, is set for 10th Annual soloNOVA Arts Festival at Culture Project 6/4, 6/10, and 6/11,”May 2013

OFFOFFBROADWAY.COM: “HOLD THESE TRUTHS Will Close Out soloNOVA Arts Festival 6/4, 6/10, 6/11, 2013,”  May 2013

OFFOFFBROADWAY.COM: “SoloNOVA Presents Two Solo Stars at the SoloNOVA Arts Festival, 5/22-6/11,”  April 2013

PLAYBILL.COM: “Nominations Announced for 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards,”
April 2013

RAFU SHIMPO LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS: “JABA Educational Foundation to Host Hirabayashi Tribute,”  April 2013

HAWAII NEWS NOW
: 
“VIDEO INTERVIEW with Joel de la Fuente and Daniel Dae Kim on HOLD THESE TRUTHS,” February 2013

HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO
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RADIO INTERVIEW with Joel de la Fuente and Daniel Dae Kim: “‘Daniel Dae Kim, HTY Bring HOLD THESE TRUTHS to Hawaii,” February 2013

BROADWAYWORLD.COM
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“‘Japanese Internment Historians to Appear at HTY’s HOLD THESE TRUTHS Post-Show Panel, 2/24, February 2013

BACKSTAGE PASS WITH LIA CHANG
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“HOLD THESE TRUTHS Opening Night at Honolulu Theatre For Youth’s Tenney Theatre with Daniel Dae Kim, Joel de la Fuente and Jeanne Sakata,” February 2013

MIDWEEK
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“‘Sharing Consequential Truths,” February 2013

PULSE STAR-ADVERTISER
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“‘TRUTHS’ Portrays Japanese-American’s fight during WWII,” February 2013

BROADWAY WORLD.COM
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“HOLD THESE TRUTHS” to play Honolulu Theatre For Youth,” 2/21-3/2 by BWW News Desk, January 2013

2012 Articles

BACKSTAGE PASS WITH LIA CHANG: 
“HOLD THESE TRUTHS” VIDEO FEATURE:  Video Interview with Playwright Jeanne Sakata, November 2012

JQ MAGAZINE
: JQ & A with Playwright Jeanne Sakata on HOLD THESE TRUTHS,” by Ann Chow, November 2012

BACKSTAGE PASS WITH LIA CHANG
: 
“Opening Night with HOLD THESE TRUTHS,” by Lia Chang, November 2012

WALKING & TALKING
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“Bringing New Life to Japanese American Hero Gordon Hirabayashi’s Story,” by Nancy Matsumoto, October 2012

New York premiere of Jeanne’s play HOLD THESE TRUTHS at the Epic Theatre Ensemble, October 2012!

VIDEO FEATURE: Jeanne is Guest Lecturer at CUNY, or City of New York University’s AAARI LECTURE SERIES (Asian American/Asian Research Institute) on September 28th, on the development and writing of HOLD THESE TRUTHS, September 2012.

Jeanne’s play HOLD THESE TRUTHS in the Chautauqua Theater Company’s “Chau-Talk-One” Series, August 2012.

Jeanne’s blog on initiating and starring in George Bernard Shaw’s MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION at The 2012 Antaeus Company Classics Fest.

Jeanne workshops and performs in Daniel Akiyama’s A CAGE OF FIREFLIES at the Sundance Theatre Institute Lab.

Jeanne’s play HOLD THESE TRUTHS Presented in “Prototype Production” workshop performances with the Epic Theatre Ensemble in NYC.

Jeanne plays Cambodian human rights activist Mu Sochua in SEVEN with University of Southern California’s “Vision and Voices”.

2011-2012 Video Interviews

BACKSTAGE PASS WITH LIA CHANG: 
“HOLD THESE TRUTHS” VIDEO FEATURE:  Video Interviews with Playwright Jeanne Sakata, Star Joel de la Fuente and director Lisa Rothe,” November 2012

VIDEO FEATURE: Jeanne is Guest Lecturer at CUNY, or City of New York University’s AAARI LECTURE SERIES (Asian American/Asian Research Institute) on September 28th, on the development and writing of HOLD THESE TRUTHS, September 2012.

Interview with Jeanne and Vicky Shen for indie film ADULTOLESCENCE.

Interview with Jeanne for THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE at East West Players.

Past Articles & Interviews

LA STAGE MAGAZINE 2007 Article: “Jeanne Sakata’s Light”.     “Jeanne Sakata’s Light”

KPFK Radio Interview in 2007 with Jeanne and Ryun Yu about DAWN’S LIGHT: THE JOURNEY OF GORDON HIRABAYASHI at East West Players. (PLAY HERE)