by: Oliver Mayer
directed by: Jon Lawrence Rivera


The play centers around a disgraceful chapter of California history with a kaleidoscopic portrait of Japanese American farm owners and Mexican migrant laborers caught up in the World War II-era hysteria that made a mockery of freedoms we take for granted.

  • "Mayer's ability to sketch a full complement of diverse characters in vivid, muscular strokes benefits from three powerhouse lead performances." Los Angeles Times
  • "Director Jon Lawrence Rivera nimbly deploys a fine, multiracial cast on John H. Binkley’s semiabstract set, and Hisao Shinagawa provides the original music..." L.A. Weekly
  • starring: Gil Bernardi, Michael David Cheng, Marlon Correa, Winthrop Ellsworth, Blake Kushi, Giovanni Ortega, Bobby Placencia, Annie Katsura Rollins, Monica Sanchez and Hisao Shinagawa
  • scenic designer: John H. Binkley
  • lighting designer: Kathi O'Donohue
  • costume designer: Shon LeBlanc
  • sounds designer: Bob Blackburn
  • original music: Hisao Shinagawa
  • casting director: Raul Clayton Staggs
  • stage manager: Lorely Trinidad
  • associate producers: Diane Levin and Raul Clayton Staggs

Consider Supporting Playwrights' Arena

Playwright's Arena
Join our mailing list


Gather address info


PLAYWRIGHTS’ ARENA accepts unsolicited full-length plays from Los Angeles-based playwrights only and that comply with the company’s mission statement.

We do not accept one-acts (less than 70 minutes long), one-person shows or “kitchen sink” dramas. Please submit the entire script with a cover letter and playwright’s bio using the form below.

As with all theaters, response time will depend on the number of current submissions for review (up to six months).

Script Submission
Maximum upload size: 3MB
PDF, DOC, DOCX 3mb max
Ask the Playwright

Ask the Playwright

Got a question for the playwright?
Ask it here and we'll send you their response.

Enter Email