Interview with The American Dream’s Ana Valdes-Lim

Nagoya Players Performer Ana Valdes-Lim sits down for an interview with NP’s Creative Director, Shawn Mahler.

Ana hails from the Philippines and has had an incredible journey, living, working, educating, and performing all over the world. She is a graduate of Juilliard and also holds a degree in Education from the University of Hawaii. In recent years, she has been doing a lot of theater work in Manila and has developed special programs that introduce the performing arts to men and women serving sentences in correctional institutions. During the pandemic, Ana also took on the challenge of bringing theater online and has created a new and thriving community, Theater Space.

Ana will be playing GRANDMA in Nagoya Players’ upcoming production of Edward Albee’s The American Dream. In the interview, Ana discusses her thoughts on Albee and GRANDMA, and what makes the writer and his shows so special.

Ana is an exceptional talent and actress, and we’re so excited to have her debut in Japan with us! The Edward Albee Showcase is an event you don’t want to miss!

Edward Albee Showcase

Edward Albee Showcase
April 15-16
13:00 & 18:00
Sasashima Studio