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    Since its inception in 1995, Lapu, the Coyote that Cares Theatre Company continues to maintain its commitment to providing students a venue to write, direct, and act in their own works. From its simple origin as a small writing group, LCC has grown to become the largest Asian American college theater group in the country, boasting a cast of over thirty and performing for thousands of audience members every year. Based at UCLA, LCC strives to uphold its resolution to promote and mature culturally diverse talents through the arts.

    Aside from performing every quarter for packed houses around campus, LCC has also made appearances at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the University of California at Irvine, and has been an award-winning entrant in various theater competitions. On occasion, our audiences have included such notables such as Tamlyn Tomita (The Joy Luck Club, The Karate Kid Part II), Tzi Ma (Rush Hour, Martial Law), Freda Shen (Mulan), Jason Tobin (Yellow), and other members of the entertainment industry.

    LCC consists primarily of students and young professionals from various backgrounds, majors, and ethnicities who have come together through a common love for performing. Unlike other companies that perform established works, LCC's repertoire consists entirely of original scripts, with each show standing as an exhibition of new writers and material. Initially producing plays and short scenes, LCC has since expanded its scope to include film and video, dance, improvisational comedy, spoken word, and visual art. Recently, members of LCC have resurrected the company's original focus as a writing group by establishing Writer's Block. On top of providing a forum for writers to develop their work, Writer's Block also produces the quarterly 'zine, Asian Fetish, to provide a space for artists and writers of prose and poetry.

    The variety of our program makes LCC a popular and versatile group both on and off campus. With every new season, LCC strives to enrich itself and its audiences in the arts by provoking, educating, and reflecting the social issues that are relevant to today's emerging generation.

 Lapu, the Coyote That Cares Theatre Company


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