Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rave Reviews for "Crimes Of The Heart!"

"Three solid sisterly performances...Fresh and vibrant as ever." LA Downtown News
"The cast makes Henley's script shine." Rafu Shimpo
"An absolutely splendid staging."
"Crimes Of The Heart" is a smash-hit...Leslie Ishii's direction is spot-on!"
Where: East West Players Asian American Theatre
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, 90012
When: Now through December 5th
Wednesday - Saturdays, 8pm
Sunday Matinees, 2pm
Or Call: 213-625-7000
Enter the code: CRIMES45 on the website or call and mention it and get a discount!

Monday, November 8, 2010



This talented cast and highly acclaimed design team bring "Crimes" to life in a new way! Come on down; we're going to the deep South!

Did you know that Asians have been in the South for centuries! See this mixed heritage Southern Asian family confess their crimes!

I had a blast directing this show and it is a wonderful evening or afternoon in the theatre! Commit to "Crimes Of The Heart!'

When: Wednesday, November 10th - December 5th, 2010
Where: East West Players Asian American Theatre
120 Judge John Aiso Street (between Temple and 1st)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Call: 213-625-7000 for tickets
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Sunday, September 12, 2010


With the first official production meeting under our belts, we are off to a great start with "CRIMES OF THE HEART!

Creative Team:

Shigeru Yaji, Set Design

Lonnie Alcaraz, Lighting Design

Garry Lennon, Costume Design

Peter Erskine, Composer/Sound Design

Ken Takemoto, Properties Master

We're moving into the casting process this coming week!
It's a really exciting time!

Visting this blog and for updates on productions and programs and tickets!
Or call: 213-625-7000 for information and tickets!



"Mysterious Skin"
Prince Gomolvilas
directed by
Tim Dang
I just saw the preview last night and wow! It will only get more brilliant and finely tuned by opening next Wednesday, September 15, 2010!
You must see this show. With Prince's new play and Tim's leadership and directing, they have just ushered in a new era at East West Players! This show transcends edgy and moves into the arena of IMPORTANT WORK with sensitivity, depth, and truth regarding a very complex subject. Please don't miss this show. In this case, theater is bringing about powerful change; it's creating awareness and healing!
Mysterious Skin
When: September 9th - October 10, 2010
Where: East West Players Asian American Theatre
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
For more ticket information go to:
Or call: 213-625-7000

Friday, May 21, 2010

Embracing Change!

State Farm Insurance is embracing change and so is Leslie as she opens their latest commercial where she nearly forgets to collect her change when purchasing a magazine. The newstand owner, an actor named Jameson, is honest and calls her back.

"Like a good neighbor, State Farm is best!"


Tune into the final episode of the season of HawthorRNe.
Look for Leslie to be the hard-a_ _ one in the group to cause trouble for the hospital!
You'll find HawthoRNe on TNT.
"It was an honor and pleasure to work with and on Jada Pinkett Smith's hospital drama. The entire cast and crew were wonderful! Watching Ed Bianchi direct was a master class in watching a scene be honed and layered with depth..." Leslie
More details coming soon!

News Flash!


Leslie was offered to direct the Pulitzer Prize Winner, "Crimes Of The Heart" by Beth Henley, at East West Players Asian American Theater's main stage in Los Angeles.

She accepted the job and will begin auditions in September of this year.

"Crimes" will open in early November.

Look for more exciting updates as the design team and cast are assembled!