2016 Season

Mainstage Production
August-September 2016

The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up
World Premiere
by Carla Ching
directed by Jeremy Lelliott

After developing the play in the 2015 Artists at Play Reading Series, we are thrilled to present the world premiere of The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up by Carla Ching. The play follows Diana and Max who meet at 10 years old, the day their parents start fucking. In the ensuing 18 years, their parents break up, get back together, marry and divorce. And they see each other through it all, trying not to make the same mistakes their parents did. A play about trying not to fall in love with your best friend so you end up hating them. Opens August 21 at the Lounge Theater.
Ching Chong Chinaman (2011), Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (2012),
Cowboy Versus Samurai (2013), 99 Histories (2014), In Love and Warcraft (2015)

AAP Summer Salon
Sunday, May 28, 2016

Dinner with Friends
by Donald Margulies
directed by Peter J. Kuo
featuring Melody Butiu, John Cho, Kerri Higuchi, Reggie Lee

Artists at Play presented their annual Summer Salon at the Armory Center for the Arts. Starring John Cho and a stellar Asian American cast whose credits span film, television and Broadway, this was an opportunity to incorporate diverse casting for a popular play or musical that does not require but is consistently cast with all white actors.

Artists at Play Readings

Sunday, March 20, 2016

by Nathan Ramos
directed by Snehal Desai
dramaturg: Michael Golamco

by Leah Nanako Winkler
directed by Deena Selenow
dramaturg: Michael Golamco

Continuing our mission to present stories of underrepresented communities, Artists at Play helped develop and showcase these new works to the Los Angeles theatre community. In the midst of a national discussion on the lack of diversity and representation, we proudly presented two plays by Asian American playwrights that featured hugely diverse casts. Presented in conjunction with East West Players.

Artists at Play Readings

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