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Leslie Ishii

Leslie Ishii launched the first Asian Pacific Islander new works lab, API 2×2, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), where she had been a FAIR Participant for two seasons. She is EWP’s diversity liaison and has been an EWP and Center Theatre Group conservatory/project faculty member committed to her liberation/alliance building curriculums in combination with acting and voice work. Recent directing: EWP’s main stage, Takarazuka!!! and Crimes Of The Heart and their educational-tour shows, Taking Flight; The Story Of Katherine Cheung and Dawn’s Light: The Gordon Hirabayashi Story; Artist At Play’s 99 Histories; and currently, USC’s MFA New Works Playwright Festival. Leslie has been a co-facilitator for TCG’s Diversity/Inclusion Institute and a diversity/inclusion facilitator at OSF with diversity/inclusion consultant and lead trainer, Carmen Morgan. She also co-organized and co-directed the first and second Freedom and Focus International Fitzmaurice Voicework® Conferences in Spain and Canada. She has been a featured presenter at voice and qualitative research conferences in Mexico, Spain, and Austria. SDC, AEA, Sag-Aftra.

Seeing Change at the Forefront of a Movement
Essay

Seeing Change at the Forefront of a Movement

The 51% Preparedness Plan

18 May 2015

Leslie Ishii and Daniel M. Mayeda share the 51% Preparedness Plan, with the hopes of creating a more diverse and inclusive field by 2042, when the nation will be majority minority.