Jeanne Sakata

Hold These Truths
 (2013 Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance, 2018 Theatre Bay Area Awards for Outstanding Production, Direction, and Performer, 2019 San Diego Critics’ Circle Award, Outstanding Solo Performance), has won rave reviews in over twenty productions at such theaters as Barrington Stage, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, San Diego Repertory, Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, the Guthrie Theater, Perseverance Theatre, ACT Seattle, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Lyric Stage Company,  Honolulu Theatre for Youth (co-produced with Daniel Dae Kim), Epic Theatre Ensemble, and East West Players, where the show first had its world premiere in 2007. Published by Ageloff Books, Hold These Truths is also available as an audio play with L.A. Theatre Works, along with Jeanne’s latest work, For Us All, inspired by the 1980’s coram nobis legal battle of Fred Korematsu.

Jeanne currently recurs as Nari Montgomery on ABC/Shondaland’s Station 19, also enjoying guest starring roles on Disney Plus’ High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, NCIS Los Angeles, Big Hero 6, Dr. Ken, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Desperate Housewives, Presidio Med, ER, Threat Matrix, Line of Fire, American Family, John Ridley’s I Got You, Hiroshima, and Sex and Marriage, a Justin Lin web series. Onstage, Jeanne has performed with the Vineyard Theatre, Public Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, Northlight Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Berkeley Rep, A Contemporary Theatre, Portland Center Stage, People’s Light, Sundance Theatre Institute, Syracuse Stage and the Arizona Theatre Company. Special honors: LA Ovation Award for Best Lead Actress, Chay Yew’s Red, East West Players; 2019 Trailblazer Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, East West Players; 2016 Lee Melville Award for Outstanding Contribution to the LA Theatre Community, Playwrights’ Arena; 2011 Outstanding Artist Award, Los Angeles’ Asian Pacific American Friends of Theatre. |