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Asian American Theatre Artists Honored by LA Drama Critics Circle

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced the recipients of its 50th annual awards for distinguished achievement in theatre tonight at Pasadena Playhouse. Wenzel Jonespresided over the festivities, and Christopher Raymond served as music director.

The Asian American theatre artists include

Ted Schmitt Award for world-premiere play: Lauren Yee for Cambodian Rock Band, originally produced by South Coast Repertory

Production
“Cambodian Rock Band,” South Coast Repertory

Lead Performance
Conrad Ricamora, “Soft Power,” Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre

Featured performance
Daisuke Tsuji, “Cambodian Rock Band,” South Coast Repertory

Direction
Jennifer Chang, “Vietgone,” East West Players

CGI / Projection
Kaitlyn Pietras and Jason H. Thompson, “Vietgone,” East West Players

Specialty
Thomas Isao Morinaka and Aaron Aoki, fight choreography for “Vietgone,” East West Players

GO to the LA Drama Critics website for complete list of winners.

The Godfather of Asian American Theatre

There's some bio material here: http://wp.me/P5RntU-4G

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