Meet the Artists of AAP's 2015 Summer Event (Sunday, June 7)

Dom Magwili has worked with Freda Foh Shen in the Lodestone production of American Monsters II. He has acted with Denise Iketani in the musical Merrily We Roll Along. Marilyn Tokuda and Dom were in the EWP production of The Avocado Kid. He did comedy sketches with Julia Cho for OPM. He has never worked with Tim Chiou but looks forward to this opportunity. Dom is currently teaching acting at the Acting Dojo.

Marilyn Tokuda has been overseeing East West Players' education programming as the Arts Education Director since 2002. As an actress, she has performed in numerous productions at EWP including Follies, The Theory of Everything and as “Mrs. Lovett” in Sweeney Todd (2006). Television credits include Frasier, Friends, Seinfeld and Magnum, P.I. Film credits include Strawberry Fields, Farewell to the King and Xanadu. She is also one of the co-founders of the comedy improvisation group, Cold Tofu.

Freda Foh Shen has received several theatre honors, including an Obie for her performance in Top Girls at NYC’s Public Theatre. She began her career on Broadway in Pacific Overtures for Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince, and continued playing on Broadway, in NYC and numerous regional theatres across the nation. In Los Angeles, one of her favorite theatre roles was “Mrs. Lovett” in Sweeney Todd at East West Players (1994). On TV, she has recurred and guested on numerous series, including Elementary, Grimm, House and The Mentalist, as well as played in many TV movies. On the big screen, her films include The Lone Ranger, J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek, Red Doors, Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes and the cult classic Dude, Where's My Car?. Her voice can be heard as Mulan's mother in the Mulan films, in addition to other animation projects and audiobooks.

Tim Chiou is best known as the "Ninja Say What?!" guy with the hat. Stage credits include The North China Lover (Lookingglass Theatre Company), Snow Falling on Cedars (TheatreWorks) and Year Zero (The Colony, Victory Gardens). Recent TV credits include 2 Broke Girls, Chicago P.D., the CW's iZombie and NBC's sci-fi pilot Tin Man. You can see his upcoming film Crush the Skull premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2015.

Denise Iketani is an actor and arts educator who specializes in theatre and storytelling. As a Teaching Artist, she has worked with arts organizations such as The Music Center and Geffen Playhouse, partnering with school districts, schools, teachers, parent groups and county agencies to actively encourage learning in and through the arts. Theatre credits include Follies, Pacific Overtures, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cabaret, And The Soul Shall Dance and more. TV and Film credits include General Hospital, Frasier, The Division, Chicago Hope and After One Cigarette.

Julia Cho has performed/toured with East West Players, Will & Company, hereandnow theatre company, Lodestone Theatre Ensemble and Word for Word. A proud founding member of Artists at Play, Julia performed in the L.A. premieres of Ching Chong Chinaman, Cowboy Versus Samurai and 99 Histories. Film/TV credits include Wedding Palace, Larry Crowne, 2 Broke Girls, Scandal, Silicon Valley and Grace and Frankie. Julia starred in the web series Jeff and Ravi Fail History, which screened at SXSW, and the Emmy Award-winning The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

Henry Chan (Director) is a director of film, television and stage. He began his career as an editor and won a Primetime Emmy Award for The Cosby Show. Henry has directed more than 180 episodes of television for all major U.S. networks. His recent credits include: A to Z, Growing Up Fisher, Neighbors, Whitney and Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23. Henry directed Masha No Home at East West Players and Telemongol at Lodestone Theatre Ensemble. 100 Days, Henry’s first Chinese language film, was shot entirely in Taiwan.

Sunday, June 7, 2015 
11 a.m. Brunch
12 p.m. Play Reading

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA  90012 
Little Tokyo

$65 per person 
To make a reservation, please email by Wednesday, June 3.

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