Jeanne Sakata

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Jeanne Sakata’s Hold These Truths (2013 Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance), has won rave reviews at TheatreWorks (2018 Theatre Bay Area Awards for Outstanding Production, Direction, and Performer), Arena Stage, Sheen Center/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’s screen credits include Jennifer Phang’s internationally acclaimed indie film, Advantageous, and guest star/recurring roles on Big Hero 6, Dr. Ken, Bravo’s True Fiction, 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, Hiroshima, and Sex and Marriage, a Justin Lin YOMYOMF YouTube web series. Onstage, Jeanne has performed with the 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; 2016 Lee Melville Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Los Angeles Theatre Community, Playwrights’ Arena; Outstanding Artist Award, Los Angeles’ Pacific American Friends of Theatre.  www.jeannesakata.com, www.holdthesetruths.info