Scott Keiji Takeda

Scott Keiji Takeda is a Yonsei actor from Temple City, California. He is currently playing Calvin Sakamoto/Benjirou in Center Theatre Group's production of Valley of the Heart at the Mark Taper Forum. Previous theatre credits include Henry in Next to Normal (East West Players; Ovation Award for Best Production of a Musical, Large Theater), Lucas (u/s) in Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Garry Marshall Theatre), Setsuzo Kotsuji in Fugu (Pico Playhouse), Upton in Ching Chong Chinaman (Artists at Play), and Brian in Mysterious Skin (East West Players). Film credits include: MDMA; Carrie Pilby; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible...; and Eat with Me

Updated December 2018

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Valley of the Heart: A Reflection

When people ask me what it’s like to be doing Valley of the Heart by the Luis Valdez at the Mark Taper Forum, my go-to response is that it's a dream come true. But that's not entirely accurate. For me, the Mark Taper Forum and Center Theatre Group have always represented the pinnacle of theatre in Los Angeles. Luis Valdez is a straight-up legend who's responsible for the birth of Chicano theatre and giving a voice to the previously voiceless. Valley of the Heart continues in that tradition and invites us into a love story set ...

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