November 2018

“EWP’s 53rd season, Culture Shock, captures what we’ve all felt: isolation, assimilation, hope, and elation at seeing stories reflecting our culture and history on the stage. The culture shock wave that started with East West Players is rippling out, and a key part of that change has always been you being there. Now, with your help, we can keep telling our stories the way they deserve to be told…

Our Board of Directors has generously issued a challenge match of $25,000 – so when you make your tax-deductible donation by November 30, it will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of your gift! Together, we can continue to champion Asian American voices, writers, and artists for the stage and screen. We can advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in arts and media. We can bring the arts and untold stories to over 15,000 students in low-income and underserved communities. As an actor, I waited 15 years for the gift that is Fresh Off the Boat. Let’s keep this momentum going!”





As East West Players celebrates its exciting 53rd Anniversary as the nation’s premier Asian American theater – a milestone achievement – we are asking for your help to ensure the future of our stories by supporting us with a year-end gift!

We can’t do any of this without you.

Your gift will support:

  • Our Arts Education Program that brings live theater and untold Asian American stories to over 15,000 students in low-income and underserved communities

  • Our mainstage productions which provide opportunities for artists, writers, directors, designers and actors that could not be found elsewhere

  • Our professional development programs and conservatory that train the next generation of leaders in the Asian American artistic community

  • Our artistic development programs that champion Asian American voices, writers, and artists for the stage and screen

Last season, through our joint production with Japanese American Cultural and Community Center for the Los Angeles premiere of Allegiance, starring George Takei, we saw a huge impact in engaging over 25,000 audience members from around Southern California, and this is just for one show!

EWP brought captivating and relevant theater and arts education programs to over 30,000 people over our last season, and provided opportunities to over 300 performers, directors, designers, writers and crew, and this is only the beginning.

We are counting on you to ensure that the impact of our work continues to be felt for decades to come!

Make an online gift donation to East West Players and help us reach our goal before January 1, 2019!

For additional questions, please contact Dora Quach, Development Manager, at (213) 625-7000 ext. 14 or dquach@eastwestplayers.org.

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