Jeanne Sakata’s solo play Hold These Truths, will be produced in 2017-18 at the Arena Stage in Washington DC, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, and New Century Theatre in South Hadley. Premiering at the East West Players in 2007, Hold These Truths has since had numerous productions with the Epic Theatre Ensemble (2013 Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance), Pasadena Playhouse, the Guthrie Theater, Portland Center Stage, Seattle’s ACT Theatre, Perseverance Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company, People’s Light, Honolulu Theatre for Youth (Daniel Dae Kim, co-producer), terraNOVA Collective, Silk Road Rising, Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre, and Plays and Players.
As an actress, Jeanne
has performed with The Public Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, Intiman Theatre, ACT Theatre (Seattle), ACT (San Francisco), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks, Portland Center Stage, Oregon Shakespeare
Festival, Syracuse Stage, and
Arizona Theatre Company. Screen credits include the internationally acclaimed indie film Advantageous (US Dramatic Special Jury Award for Collaborative Vision, 2015 Sundance Film Festival; 2016 Film Independent Spirit Award Nomination) and guest appearances on “Big Hero 6,” Bravo’s “True Fiction,” “Dr. Ken,” “NCIS Los Angeles,” “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Presidio Med,” “ER,” “Threat Matrix,” “Line of Fire,” “American Family,”
John Ridley’s “I Got You,” and “Sex and Marriage,” a Justin Lin YOMYOMF YouTube series. Special honors: LA Ovation Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in Red at East West Players; Lee Melville Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Los Angeles Theatre Community from Playwrights’ Arena; Outstanding Artist Award from LA Asian Pacific American Friends of Theatre; Entertainment Today Award for Best Supporting Actress in A Winter People at The Theatre @ Boston Court; and the establishment of the Jeanne Sakata Collection in the Library of Congress Playwrights Archive, Asian American Pacific Islander Collection. jeannesakata.com, holdthesetruths.info.