EWP Announces New Artistic Director

East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running professional theater of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work for the stage, announces Snehal Desai as the organization’s fourth artistic director, following an extensive nationwide executive search conducted by the Arts Consulting Group.


Snehal Desai

Snehal Desai


Outgoing Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang has been working in an advisory capacity during a transitional period with Desai, who assumes his new role starting July 1.

“We are excited that Snehal will be EWP’s next artistic leader,” said Board Co-Chair Daniel Mayeda. “He has a national reputation in the theater world as a fierce proponent of diversity, multiculturalism and new Asian American artistic work.”