AS WE BABBLE ON
Directed by Alison M. De La Cruz
East West Players (EWP), in association with the Los Angeles LGBT Center, is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Nathan Ramos’ As We Babble On, which was the winner of East West Players’ 2042: See Change Playwriting Competition.
As We Babble On explores the pursuit of success, its costs, and conquering the Swedish BIGBOX. Benji, a first-generation Asian American, struggles in New York City to find his voice as his writing career stalls. As the professional paths of his best friend Sheila and his half-sister Laura begin to blossom, he begins to unravel. As We Babble On explores what lengths we are willing to go to realize our dreams, whether morality is tied to upward mobility, and whether boxed wine and soda is an appropriate sangria recipe after the age of 24.
“As We Babble On is sharp, funny, and asks thought-provoking questions about identity, artistry, and culture in our current economic climate,” says EWP Producing Artistic Director Snehal Desai. “It’s a world premiere of a bold, new voice that explores all facets of identity, from race, sexual orientation to class. It stood out as the winner of our playwriting competition.”
Making their EWP debuts are Will Choi (“Asian AF” and “Scarlett Johansson Presents”) as Benji, Sachin Bhatt (Asian European Tour of The West Side Story and the Broadway First National Tour of Bombay Dreams) as Vish, Jiavani Linayo (member of “Baby Wants Candy”) as Sheila, Jaime Schwartz (Love Alone at Shaker Bridge Theatre) as Laura, and Bobby Foley (Odysseus in These Seven Sicknesses and Art Faerie in Girls) as Orson.
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