Prisoner in My Homeland Wins Japan Prize

Congratulations to the Mission US: Prisoner in My Homeland team for winning the prestigious Japan Prize in the Digital Media Division!

Special shout out to Michelle Chen who brought me in to voice Tadashi. What an honor it was to work on this important, educational project. Learn more about Mission US: Prisoner in My Homeland here.

California Community Colleges Campaign

Check out the spots I recorded for the California Community Colleges campaign! I come in with the tag announce around the :20 marks:

California Community Colleges AAPI spots

Thank you so much to my awesome agents at JE Talent, California Community Colleges, and the production team at Avocado and Coconuts!

A.C.T.’s The Matchmaker Airing Now

Cast of A.C.T.’s The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder and directed by Dawn Monique Williams.

Proud to be a part of this reading for A.C.T.’s OUT LOUD series! It was a thrill to collaborate with veteran actors that I’ve greatly admired and an incredibly talented graduating class of A.C.T. MFAs who everyone needs to hire stat! Bonus that I got to reunite with OSF alums Dawn Monique Williams (who I previously worked with on The Merry Wives of Windsor), Luis Garcia, and Catherine Castellanos.

About the production:

This charming farce by Thornton Wilder—which inspired the popular musical “Hello, Dolly!”—is an uproarious exploration of the necessity of generosity, the limits of wealth, and the pursuit of the good life. Tickets are “Pay-What-You-Wish” starting at just $5. The reading streams on demand for one week (Apr 26–May 2) on Broadway On Demand, accessible via the link through A.C.T.’s website. It can be streamed via the web on any mobile device or computer, or can be streamcast to any smart TV.

Learn more at bit.ly/ACTOutLoud.

VIETGONE Now Available

L.A. Theatreworks has released our recording of VIETGONE! Click image below to purchase and download:

Thank you to LATW and the fantastic actors with whom I got to collaborate. Check out their work here:

Paul Yen and Will Dao in VIETGONE. Photo courtesy of LATW.

Jeena Yi

Paul Yen

Desirée Mee Jung

Greg Watanabe

FINAL BOARDING CALL at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival

Looking forward to reuniting with Des to work on Stefani Kuo’s timely Final Boarding Call as part of Playwrights Foundations’ Bay Area Playwrights Festival this month!

From the BAPF website:

Final Boarding Call tells the human stories of the current Hong Kong protests revolving around seven interconnected characters whose backgrounds and perspectives run the spectrum. A protesting brother and flight attendant sister struggling to stay safe while fighting for what they believe in; a Mainland Chinese mother seeking forgiveness from her Hong Kong reporter daughter for previous wrongs and judgements of her Indian husband; and an American expat CEO and Hong Kong lover living in the shadows. We see a window into China’s grip on global capitalism, but most importantly, we see how the politics on the news every day affects the citizens of Hong Kong and their day to day lives.

Learn more here: https://playwrightsfoundation.org/2020-bay-area-playwrights-festival/stefani-kuo/

Hope you can join us on July 19 or 25!