2017 Season

Mainstage Production
Fall 2017

Two Mile Hollow
by Leah Nanako Winkler
World Premiere

After developing the play in the 2016 Artists at Play Reading Series and at the 5th annual CAATA ConFest at OSF, we are thrilled to present the world premiere of Two Mile Hollow by Leah Nanako Winkler. When the Donnelly’s gather for a weekend in the country to gather their belongings for their recently sold estate—both an internal storm and a literal storm brews. As this brood of famous, longing-to-be-famous and kind of a mess but totally Caucasian family comes together with their POC personal assistant, Charlotte, some really really really really really complicated and totally unique secrets are revealed over white wine. A parody coupled with moments of disorienting sincerity, Two Mile Hollow explores the White People By The Water (where affluent white people discover secrets and fight in a big house by the water) with brutality, awe and compassion.

Artists at Play Readings

Question 27, Questions 28
by Chay Yew
directed by Alison De La Cruz
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Question 27, Questions 28 will be presented by AAP and the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the unjust internment of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II. The play is a collection of interviews and transcripts recounting the stories of actual women who lived through the removal of Japanese Americans, their internment and the painful aftermath. 

tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan
by Victor Maog
May 18, 13, 18, 2017

In partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library's L.A. Made series, AAP will present tot in multiple staged readings across Los Angeles. tot follows an immigrant boy as he travels from the Ferdinand Marcos-ruled Philippines to the San Francisco Bay Area to meet his long lost parents. He journeys from a country full of strife and military rule only to find himself in his lonely American bedroom conjuring up pro wrestling fantasies to escape his new life. Learn more.

Artists at Play Readings

AAP Summer Salon
Saturday, July 1, 2016
To Be Announced

Artists at Play annual Summer Salon fundraiser is an opportunity to incorporate diverse casting for a popular play or musical that does not require but is consistently cast with all white actors. Last year's Summer Salon was Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies, starring John Cho.
Artists at Play Summer Salons

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