Jeanne Sakata

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Jeanne Sakata’s Hold These Truths (2013 Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance, 2018 Theatre Bay Area Awards for Outstanding Production, Direction, and Performer, San Diego Critics’ Circle Award, Outstanding Solo Performance), has won rave reviews in over twenty productions with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, San Diego Repertory, Arena Stage, Hang A Tale Productions, Lyric Stage Company, Pasadena Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, the Guthrie Theater, Perseverance Theatre, ACT Seattle, New Century Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Terra Nova Collective, Honolulu Theatre for Youth (co-produced with Daniel Dae Kim), Epic Theatre Ensemble, Coachella Valley Rep, and Plays & Players. Originally premiering with Los Angeles’ East West Players, the play was first commissioned with CTG’s Asian Theatre Workshop. 

Called a “local treasure” by the Los Angeles Times, Jeanne is currently recurring as Nari Montgomery on ABC/Shondaland’s Station 19, and has also enjoyed guest star/recurring roles on Disney Plus’ High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, NCIS Los Angeles, Big Hero 6, Dr. Ken, Bravo’s True Fiction,  Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Desperate Housewives, Presidio Med, ER, Threat Matrix, Line of Fire, American Family, John Ridley’s I Got You, Hiroshima, and Sex and Marriage, a Justin Lin YOMYOMF YouTube web series. Onstage, Jeanne has performed with the Vineyard Theatre, Public Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, Northlight Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Berkeley Rep, A Contemporary Theatre, Portland Center Stage, People’s Light, Sundance Theatre Institute, Syracuse Stage and the Arizona Theatre Company; she is also a member of LA’s acclaimed Antaeus Company. Special honors: LA Ovation Award for Best Lead Actress, Chay Yew’s Red, East West Players; 2019 Trailblazer Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, East West Players; 2016 Lee Melville Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Los Angeles Theatre Community, Playwrights’ Arena; 2011 Outstanding Artist Award, Los Angeles’ Asian Pacific American Friends of Theatre.,