East West Players strives to provide increased opportunities for Asian Pacific American artists on stage and in other media. As part of its ongoing commitment to developing the next generation of talent, East West Players offers several professional development programs for artists of all ages and backgrounds.

The East West Players Actor’s Conservatory Program offers a comprehensive theatre arts curriculum for those who are honing their craft as professional actors as well as those seeking to develop their personal expression.

Named after Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (FOB, The Dance and the Railroad, M. Butterfly), the David Henry Hwang Writers Institute is the most active Asian Pacific American playwright development program in the country. Offering a series of writing classes designed to foster new work for the stage, the Institute is a nationally recognized force in the creation of plays that embrace the voice of multi-ethnic America and especially the Asian Pacific American experience.



East West Players provides a limited number of scholarships for both Actor’s Conservatory and the David Henry Hwang Writer’s Institute. For more information about the application process, please contact Art Education and Professional Enrichment Programs Manager Jade Cagalawan at jcagalawan@eastwestplayers.org or call (213) 625-7000.