Joan Osato

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Joan Osato, an arts and culture community organizer, has played a pivotal role in local and national theater for more than two decades. Osato produces live performance events for Youth Speaks, the Living Word Project, Life Is Living in Oakland, and the acclaimed theater group Campo Santo. As a cultural organizer she works on behalf of the National Performance Network and the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists.