For Us All – L.A. Theatre Works

By Jeanne Sakata
LA Theatre Works, 2021
Directed by Anna Lyse Erikson
Producing Director:  Susan Albert Loewenberg
Senior Producer:  Anna Lyse Erikson

A team of lawyers uses a little-known legal writ to fight and overturn the conviction of Fred Korematsu, unjustly sentenced for resisting the WWII mass incarceration of all Japanese Americans on the West Coast.
The play draws much inspiration from Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and his Quest for Justice by Lorraine K. Bannai (University of Washington Press 2015) and Justice Delayed by Peter Irons (Wesleyan University Press 1989).

Edward Asner as John J. McCloy
Brooke Ishibashi as Karen Korematsu, Clerk
Tess Lina as Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, Times Analyst, Clerk
Mike McShane as Lt. General John L. DeWitt, CBS News Anchor, ABC News Anchor, NBC Reporter
Derek Mio as Dale Minami
Joy Osmanski as Lorraine (Lori) Bannai, Maya
Jeanne Sakata as Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga
Andre Sogliuzzo as Edward Ennis, Victor Stone, NY Times Reporter
Josh Stamberg as Peter Irons
Greg Watanabe as Fred Korematsu, Eric Yamamoto
Paul Yen as Don Tamaki

Prepared for audio by Mark Holden and mixed by Charles Carroll for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood
Recording Engineer, Sound Designer, Editor: Neil Wogensen
Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin

Promo video created by and used by permission of LA Theatre Works