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ERNEST ABUBA is an award-winning playwright, director, and veteran Broadway and film actor. Last seen in The Oldest Boy at Lincoln Center. Major roles in Broadway’s Pacific Overtures, Loose Ends. TV: Kung Fu. Film: Twelve Monkeys, King of New York. His plays include: Kwatz! The Tibetan Project, Cambodia Agonistes, Eat a Bowl of Tea, An American Story, Leir Rex, and Dojoji: the Man Inside the Bell, Papa Boy, and Nightstalker. Screenplays produced by Wing Prdns, and CBS/PBS: Mariana Bracetti, Osceola, Arthur A. Schomburg, Lilac Chen, Asian American Railroad Strike, and Iroquois Confederacy. He is a senior Theatre faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College. Recipient of an Obie.
CHERYL IKEMIYA was the senior program officer for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). She worked together with the Arts Program staff to plan, implement, review and evaluate its strategy and programs. She was involved in developing multiple programs for the theatre community, including DDCF’s Leading National Theatre and Theatre Commissioning and Production programs; Theatre Communications Group’s New Generations and Audience (R)Evolution programs; and DDCF’s support for organizations such as the Consortium of Asian American Theatres and Artists, Latino Theatre Commons, Network of Ensemble Theatres, among others.
Cheryl was formerly the assistant director of the Performing Arts Program at the Japan Society, Inc. in New York City. She serves on the board at the New York Buddhist Church, where as an ordained Buddhist priest she is an assistant minister, and has volunteered in pastoral care at Beth Israel Hospital. She is a past chair of New York Grantmakers in the Arts and currently a mentor in Philanthropy New York’s Young Leaders Breakfast Club.
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