East West Players was co-founded in 1965 by nine Asian American actors seeking opportunities to portray a greater range of roles than were being offered by Hollywood at the time. Since that time, East West Players has evolved into the pre-eminent Asian American theatre in the country, offering hundreds of Asian American film, television, and theatre artists a place to showcase their talents.

In 2015, East West Players will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a year of exciting programming designed to highlight the theatre’s pioneering spirit and its continuing mission to introduce audiences to diverse Asian Pacific experiences by building a bridge between eastern and western cultures.

Check back here for more updates about 50th anniversary celebrations or follow EWP’s 50th anniversary plans at the EWP blog.