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East West Players, the nation’s longest-running theater of color, is thrilled to announce that it is the recipient of a $2 million grant from the Ford Foundation.

The transformative grant is the largest such award in East West Players history.

“The EWP community is so very grateful to the Ford Foundation, its trustees and President Darren Walker for their bold, impactful leadership with this program to address the systemic inequity organizations like East West Players have faced for decades.

“BIPOC (black, indigenous and people of color) arts organizations represent the vitality and diversity of the Los Angeles region, yet have been undercapitalized for years,” said Joan Weinstein, director of the Getty Foundation.

East West Players not only ensures that authentic AAPI stories are told, but works to increase access, inclusion, and representation across the performing arts and the entertainment industry.

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