Alison M. De La Cruz is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist, producer, facilitator, educator, and cultural space maker. De La Cruz is currently the Director of Performing Arts & Community Engagement at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. De La Cruz oversees the 34-year-old Aratani Theatre, the largest owned and operated Asian Pacific American performing arts venue in the country. As a theatre-artist, De La Cruz has nurtured new artistic voices within diverse queer, immigrant, student and multicultural communities of Los Angeles. De La Cruz’s individual artistic work began with poetry and eventually morphed into solo and multidisciplinary performance work that includes “Sungka (1999),” “Naturally Graceful (2005),” “Where You Stay (2006),” and “L.A. Malong Malong (2011).” Directing credits include: the world premiere of Post Natyam Collective’s “Super Ruwaxi (2014),” East West Players’ “Evoke”Festivals (2012 & 2013) and TeAda Productions’ “Teadaworks (2008),” and the staged reading of Nathan Ramos’ new play “As We Babble On (East West Players)” at the LA Center’s Renberg Theatre (2017).