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Jeffrey Lo is a Filipino-American playwright and director based in the Bay Area. He is the recipient of the Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist Award, the Emerging Artist Laureate by Arts Council Silicon Valley and Theatre Bay Area Director's TITAN Award. Selected directing credits include The Language Archive and The Santaland Diaries at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Vietgone at Capital Stage, A Doll’s House, Part 2 and Eurydice at Palo Alto Players (TBA Awards finalist for Best Direction), Peter and the Starcatcher and Noises Off at Hillbarn Theatre, The Grapes of Wrath, The Crucible and Yellow Face at Los Altos Stage Company and Uncle Vanya at the Pear Theatre (BATCC award for Best Production). As a playwright, his plays have been produced and workshopped at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, The BindleStiff Studio, City Lights Theatre Company and Custom Made Theatre Company. Jeffrey has also worked with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The Asian American International Film Festival. In addition to his work in theatre he works as an educator and advocate for issues of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and has served as a grant panelist for the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Silicon Valley Creates and Theatre Bay Area. He is the Director Community Partnerships and Casting Director at the Tony Award Winning TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.

Jeanne Sakata’s solo play HOLD THESE TRUTHS has won accolades in over twenty productions across the country, most recently at the Cultch Theatre in Vancouver, Barrington Stage Company, Arena Stage, San Diego Repertory, the Guthrie Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, and ACT Seattle (Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Solo Performance; Theatre Bay Awards for Outstanding Lead Performance, Direction and Production). Jeanne just finished a new radio play, FOR US ALL, commissioned by LA TheatreWorks, which will premiere in winter 2021. She has also enjoyed recent recurring/guest star TV and film roles in the internationally acclaimed indie film ADVANTAGEOUS, STATION 19, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES, NCIS LOS ANGELES, BIG HERO 6, and DR. KEN, and has performed onstage at such theaters as  the Vineyard Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Kennedy Center, Public Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep and East West Players (Theatre LA Ovation Award, Outstanding Lead Actress, RED by Chay Yew), and many more. 

Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams is a freelancing set designer based in NYC. Her design work has been seen Off Broadway at the Primary Stages, Working Theater, Epic Theater Ensemble, INTAR, EST, and National Asian American Theatre Company. Regional theatres at Guthrie Theatre, Arena Stage, Barkley Repertory Theatre, the Old Globe, Oregon Shakespeare festival, Long Wharf Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Playmakers Repertory Company, ACT Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Boston Lyric Opera, the Shed among others. In Japan her work has been seen at the Umeda Arts Theatre, Nissay Theatre, Nissay Opera, Nikikai Opera, Suntory Hall, Aichi Triennale in Nagoya, Kanagawa Prefectural Hall and Biwako Hall. As an associate scenic designer, Broadway credits include My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I.  Currently, she is a teaching at  Yale School of Drama.is a freelancing set designer based in NYC. Her design work has been seen Off Broadway at the Primary Stages, Working Theater, Epic Theater Ensemble, INTAR, EST, and National Asian American Theatre Company. Regional theatres at Guthrie Theatre, Arena Stage, Barkley Repertory Theatre, the Old Globe, Oregon Shakespeare festival, Long Wharf Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Playmakers Repertory Company, ACT Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Boston Lyric Opera, the Shed among others. In Japan her work has been seen at the Umeda Arts Theatre, Nissay Theatre, Nissay Opera, Nikikai Opera, Suntory Hall, Aichi Triennale in Nagoya, Kanagawa Prefectural Hall and Biwako Hall. As an associate scenic designer, Broadway credits include My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I.  Currently, she is a teaching at  Yale School of Drama.

Learn more about the TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at theatreworks.org.

Chapters is a multi-part series concerning the history and the lessons of civil rights violations or civil liberties injustices carried out against communities or populations—including civil rights violations or civil liberties injustices that are perpetrated on the basis of an individual’s race, national origin, immigration status, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

This project was made possible with support from Chapman University and The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library.

Guests: Jeffrey Lo, Jeanne Sakata, and Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams
Hosts: Jon-Barrett Ingels and Jonelle Strickland
Produced by: Public Podcasting

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