SEEKING PRODUCING ASSISTANT


Artists at Play seeks individuals who are interested in theatre producing and arts administration to work with AAP producers through an approximately 3-month period (October-January).

AAP is a collective of arts professionals who have come together to curate quality theatre in Los Angeles. We present theatrical productions missing from our local landscape that tell the stories of communities underrepresented in theatre with a focus on the Asian American experience.

Gain hands-on experience in management of a small theatre company, with duties that span across areas such as marketing, fundraising, casting, and production, during the specified timeframe.

Ideal candidates should be proactive, organized, personable, a team player, and share a passion for presenting more diverse stories in Los Angeles theatre.

Other qualifications include a personal computer, access to reliable transportation, availability to work/meet evenings and weekends (online or in-person).

Benefits include professional development; networking opportunities; outings to various performances and events; direct access to currently active POC artists and administrators; behind-the-scenes view of AAP operations, plus participation in the creative and artistic process through AAP programming. Based upon mutual agreement, timeframe could be extended beyond the initial three months.

There is no financial compensation for this position. Please note that all AAP producers operate on a voluntary basis.

Send résumé and cover letter to ArtistsAtPlayLA@gmail.com. Include Subject line: “Producing Assistant - [LAST NAME]” Deadline to apply: Friday, September 29.

2017 AAP Summer Salon


Join Artists at Play on Saturday, July 1 for the annual AAP Summer Salon fundraiser!

This year's AAP Summer Salon will feature a special presentation of Seminar by Theresa Rebeck with an exciting cast: Julia Cho ("This Is Us"), Ewan Chung (EWP's Chinglish), C.S. Lee ("Dexter"), Tess Paras ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend") and Vincent Rodriguez III ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"). Tim Dang will direct this reading.


The AAP Summer Salon is an opportunity to incorporate diverse casting for a popular play that does not require but is consistently cast with all white actors.

Saturday, July 1, 2017
11 a.m. Champagne Brunch
12 p.m. Reading of Seminar

$80 per person


To make a reservation, please e-mail AAP.BoxOffice@gmail.com


The AAP Salon will take place in a private home in Playa del Rey.

About the Play: Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy.

This event supports AAP’s upcoming world premiere production
of
Two Mile Hollow by Leah Nanako Winkler.

AAP Readings 2017




See a free performance of tot this May:

Mon., May 8 at 6pm
Mar Vista Branch Library

Sat., May 13 at 2pm
West Los Angeles Regional Library

Thur., May 18 at 6pm
Malabar Branch Library

tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan
by Victor Maog
directed by Rodney To

Continuing our mission to present stories of underrepresented communities, Artists at Play will develop and showcase Victor Maog’s tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan, followed by multiple readings in May across Los Angeles through a partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library LA Made series. 

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.

The cast of tot includes Brendan Bradley (AAP's 99 Histories), Ramon De Ocampo (Antaeus Theatre Company), Golda Inquito (Playwrights' Arena's Dogeaters), Reuben Uy (EWP's La Cage aux Folles), Anne Yatco (Playwrights' Arena's Bloodletting) and Sandy Yu (Playwrights' Arena's Dallas Non Stop).


All performances are free. Get more info here.


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.
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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








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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

2016 Publicity

Press Releases

8-23-16 Artists at Play’s The Two Kids that Blow Shit Up Must Close September 4
7-18-16 AAP Presents the World Premiere of Carla Ching’s The Two Kids that Blow Shit Up
5-3-16 Donald Marguiles’ ​Dinner with Friends​ featuring John Cho and Diverse Cast
3-14-16 Two Emerging Playwrights’ Diverse Stories in 2016 Spring Reading Series
2-23-16 AAP Forges Fifth Year of Diverse Representation in Los Angeles Theatre

Press Coverage
9-4-6 Joe Straw #9 (The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up - Review)
8-30-16 Los Angeles Times (Dynamic cast propels tale of two step-siblings across three decades - Review)
8-29-16 Kollaboration (Julia Cho and Artists at Play Blow Sh*t Up On Stage)
8-28-16 Stage Scene LA (WOW! The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up - Review)
8-26-16 BroadwayWorld (Dynamite Production of The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up - Review)
8-23-15 Talkin' Broadway (The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up Review)
8-22-16 Off and On Podcast (Episode 145: Julia Cho and Nicholas Pilapil from Artists at Play)
8-18-16 Stage and Candor (A Conversation with Carla Ching)
8-15-16 Angry Asian Man (Asian Americans Blow Shit Up)
8-15-16 @ This Stage Magazine (More Than Just An Asian Theatre Company)
8-8-16 The Subtext Podcast (Episode 15: Carla Ching)
7-22-16 Kore Asian Media (Asian American theater group to premiere new LA play)
7-18-16 BroadwayWorld (Carla Ching's The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up to Make World Premiere)
5-26-16 Los Angeles Times (Asian American theater group pushes for the day when it doesn't need #StarringJohnCho)
5-26-16 Pasadena Now (Have Brunch and then "A Dinner With Friends")
5-22-16 Hometown Pasadena (Talk of Our Town: Artists at Play)
5-3-16 Pasadena Now (Donald Marguiles' Dinner with Friends Featuring John Cho and Diverse Cast)
5-3-16 BroadwayWorld (John Cho and More to Lead Artists at Play's Dinner with Friends)

Support Artists at Play in 2017

2016 was a watershed year for Artists at Play! We received our first feature article and first review in the Los Angeles Times; continued our partnership with Center Theatre Group's The Shop to present play readings in Boyle Heights; and as a member of the Consortium of Asian American Theatres and Artists, helped plan the 5th National Asian American Theatre Conference and Festival.


WATCH THE VIDEO of our first world premiere, The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up.

As we close our sixth season, Artists at Play is already planning for a new year of theatre and we aim to make it better than ever. Your tax-deductible donation supports the following:
  • New Los Angeles-based artistic partnerships
  • More local & national advocacy for diversity onstage
  • Increased opportunities to work with emerging and established playwrights 
  • Artists at Play's mission to tell stories from communities underrepresented in theatre

In the spirit of the holiday season, we hope you will help Artists at Play in 2017 with a 
year-end tax-deductible donation. Your contribution makes you our partner in curating quality theatre in Los Angeles.

Happy Holidays,
Artists at Play
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Producing Artistic Leaders Marie-Reine Velez, Stefanie Lau and Julia Cho,
with Producing Member Nicholas Pilapil.

THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHIT UP Publicity

Press Releases

8-23-16 Artists at Play’s The Two Kids that Blow Shit Up Must Close September 4
7-18-16 AAP Presents the World Premiere of Carla Ching’s The Two Kids that Blow Shit Up

Press Coverage
9-4-6 Joe Straw #9 (The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up - Review)
8-30-16 Los Angeles Times (Dynamic cast propels tale of two step-siblings across three decades - Review)
8-29-16 Kollaboration (Julia Cho and Artists at Play Blow Sh*t Up On Stage)
8-28-16 Stage Scene LA (WOW! The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up - Review)
8-26-16 BroadwayWorld (Dynamite Production of The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up - Review)
8-23-15 Talkin' Broadway (The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up Review)
8-22-16 Off and On Podcast (Episode 145: Julia Cho and Nicholas Pilapil from Artists at Play)
8-18-16 Stage and Candor (A Conversation with Carla Ching)
8-15-16 Angry Asian Man (Asian Americans Blow Shit Up)
8-15-16 @ This Stage Magazine (More Than Just An Asian Theatre Company)
8-8-16 The Subtext Podcast (Episode 15: Carla Ching)
7-22-16 Kore Asian Media (Asian American theater group to premiere new LA play)
7-18-16 BroadwayWorld (Carla Ching's The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up to Make World Premiere)

Photos
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The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up
Actors Julia Cho and Nelson Lee
Photo by M Palma Photography
The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up
Actors Julia Cho and Nelson Lee
Photo by M Palma Photography
The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up
Actors Julia Cho and Nelson Lee
Photo by M Palma Photography
The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up
Actors Julia Cho and Nelson Lee
Photo by M Palma Photography




Playwright Carla Ching
Photo by Elizabeth Caren