Tane Kawasaki is an LA-based theater artist and educator. Recent: Sound House (The Wende Museum & Automata; Dir./Composed by John Eagle, Janie Geiser & Cassia Streb) a task-oriented meditation on the physical shaping of sound, minutemen, and bricks. Selected acting credits: Relics of the Hypnotist War (Automata, Dir. Scott Gist); Cleo, Theo, & Wu by Kirsten Vangsness (Theatre of Note, Dir. Lisa Sanaye Dring); Wood Boy Dog Fish (Rogue Artists Ensemble, Garry Marshall Theater, Dir. Sean T. Cawelti); Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin (Rogue Artists Ensemble/East West Players, Dir. Sean T. Cawelti); Clouded Sulphur by Erik Ehn (Automata, Dir. Janie Geiser); The Waste Land (Filament Theatre Co, Dir. Hilario Saavedra); Second (Filament Theatre Co, Dir. Joe LaRue); 365 Days/365 Plays: July 16 – 22 by Suzan-Lori Parks (Filament Theatre Co, Son of Semele); Termen Vox Machina (Filament Theatre Co, Sacred Fools, Dir. Max Truax, ); My Uncle Sam (Sacred Fools, Dir. Joshua Moyse); Farewell Juliet (Filament Theatre Co, Dir. Max Truax); King Lear (CalArts Center for New Performance, LA, CA & Dijon, FR, Dir. Travis Preston); Songs of Joy and Destitution (Open Fist, Dir. Matthew Wilder); Krasang Tree (Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Minneapolis, MN, Dir. MaryBeth Easley). Directing credits: The Credeux Canvas (Bella Prod./Filament Theatre Co., Son of Semele); 365 Days/365 Plays: July 16 – 22 (Filament Theatre Co., Son of Semele); Trippin With No Luggage written/performed by Amanda Gunderson (LA Fringe); The Committee written/performed by Eliza Coupe (Improv Olympic); 2000 Miles (U of I Lab Prod).
Tane served as Artistic Director of Filament Theatre Co, an LA-based experimental theater ensemble, from 2007 to 2014. She received her BA (magna cum laude) in Theater Arts from University of Iowa, and her MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts School of Theater.