The Artists at Play Podcast goes beyond the stage to explore the Asian American experience with new play broadcasts, conversations, and a behind-the-scenes look at our organization and programming.

Why (Still) Theatre? Artists at Play Podcast

This lively panel discussion navigates questions of "Why theatre? Why still theatre? Why still theatre now?" Moderated by Artists at Play Producing Artistic Leader JULIA CHO, thrilled for this mini-reunion with various members of the team from our 2015 mainstage production, Madhuri Shekar's IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT. Participants include ILAW director Alejandra Cisneros, lighting designer Anthony Aguilar, cast member Cheryl Umana, and stage manager Jonathan Castanien.Episode CreditsProduced by Julia ChoEdited by Nicholas PilapilEpisode graphic by Chris KomuroPodcast theme by Eloise Wong
  1. Why (Still) Theatre?
  2. New Play Development: From Idea to Page to Stage
  3. Artists at Play…at Play Favorites
  4. (Un)Rivaled by Rosie Narasaki
  5. The Chinese Lady and Remembering the Los Angeles Chinese Massacre


2020 Radio Play

This special episode of the Artists at Play Podcast is a broadcast of a new play-in-development by Rosie Narasaki, and was one of the ways we continued our investment in playwrights during COVID-19.

(Un)Rivaled
Written by Rosie Narasaki
Directed by Jully Lee
Edited and mixed by Marvin Yueh
Radio Play Cast: Jessica Jade Andres, Eddie Liu, Jacqueline Misaye, Krista Marie Yu and Julia Cho (stage directions).

A radio play about 11th century ladies-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon two of Japan’s most beloved writers, friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist.