Involvement with theater

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Emiko Omori was around in San Francisco at that time, so I got involved in some film making with her and with Steven Okazaki, and Phillip Gotanda began writing scripts for film. And so, at that time, because of my involvement in the Asian American Theatre Company, I guess I’ve been in something like 15 plays. And so whenever they needed an immigrant generation or a Manong, you know, I’ve played Filipino parts. I’d have to go to my friends’ houses and go with them to churches and stuff like that to get some feel for the Filipino immigrant because they’re quite different from Japanese Americans.

Date: January 7, 2004
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Art Hansen
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum.

emiko omori phillip gotanda san francisco steven okazaki theater

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