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Media Monday: East West Players part 2

Media Monday: East West Players part 2

Last week Racebending.com contributor Erikonil presented an overview of the history of the Los Angeles based theater group, East West Players as well as touching on their continuing work developing young talent both on and off stage through community programs and educational opportunities. This week we’ll take a look at their contribution to the television show that introduced us to one of t...
Tim Dang, East West Players Artistic Director

Tim Dang, East West Players Artistic Director

Tim Dang is the producing artistic director of East West Players, an Asian American theater organization based in Los Angeles, CA. He also guest starred in Season 3 of Avatar: The Last Airbender, playing Yon Rha, the Fire Nation soldier who killed Katara and Sokka’s mother, in the episode The Southern Raiders. Racebending.com had the opportunity to interview Dang about his work with East...
The Old Masters: The Legacy of Mako Iwamatsu

The Old Masters: The Legacy of Mako Iwamatsu

Fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender are familiar with Mako Iwamatsu, the Japanese American actor who voiced “Uncle Iroh” in the first and second seasons of the animated series before he passed away in 2006. Animation fans may also know of Mako from his role as Aku in Samurai Jack. Mako’s career included performances in 80 feature films and over 100 television shows. Mako was...
Media Monday: East West Players

Media Monday: East West Players

“To further cultural understanding between the East and West by employing the dual Oriental and American heritages of the East-West Players.” That was the statement of purpose of Los Angeles based theater group, East West Players when they formed over three decades ago. Known as the premiere Asian American theater organization, they not only give Asian and Pacific Americans opportunit...

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