Meet the Cast of "Tiger Style!"

Brian Robin
 | May 02, 2022
Tiger Style Cast

Actors Emily Kuroda, Derek Manson, Jon Norman Schneider, Amy Kim Waxhke and Ryun Yu.

Tiger Style!, Mike Lew’s hilarious play about the effects of tiger parenting, runs May 15-June 5 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Directed by Ralph B. Peña, the talented cast has a wealth of experience—both at SCR and elsewhere. Tiger Style! is the final Julianne Argyros Stage production of the 2021-22 season. 
Emily Kuroda (Therapist/Mom/Cousin Chen) returns to SCR for the first time since 2013’s Fast Company. She also appeared in the 1996 production of Ballad of Yachiyo and as Mrs. Webb in SCR’s 1998 production of Our Town. She appeared in the Alliance Theatre’s world-premiere production of Tiger Style! and at theatres all over the country. Among her many television credits are as Mrs. Kim in “Gilmore Girls,” “All Rise,” “The Good Doctor,” “The Resident,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Sequestered” and as Sister Veronica in the upcoming series “The Power.”
Derek Manson (Russ the Bus/Reggie/Customs Guy) last appeared at SCR in the 2022 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of A Million Tiny Pieces by Spenser Davis. Prior to that, Manson played Snoopy in the 2021 Outside SCR production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, and the Theatre for Young Audiences and Families productions of James and the Giant Peach and Jane of the Jungle. He has appeared in regional theatres all over California, including in the satirical news show Second City This Week at Second City Hollywood. His television and voice-over credits include “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Last Tycoon,” “UnREAL,” “Project Blue Book” and SNL’s “Best of TV Funhouse.”
Jon Norman Schneider (Albert Chen) makes his SCR debut in Tiger Style! He has appeared at The Public Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, Signature Theatre, Clubbed Thumb in New York and regionally at Alliance Theatre, Alley Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Old Globe, among others. His television credits include “Succession,” “Jessica Jones,” “Veep,” “30 Rock” and “Law & Order, Criminal Intent.”
Amy Kim Waschke (Jennifer Chen) returns to SCR after appearing with Manson in the Pacific Playwright’s Festival reading of A Million Tiny Pieces by Spenser Davis. She also read Coleman ’72 by Charlie Oh at the 2021 virtual PPF. Waschke appeared in five plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, including MacbethOthelloHannah and the Dread GazeboSnow in Midsummer and Vietgone. Her film and television credits include “Law & Order: SVU,” “Mythic Quest” and 18 Seconds.
Ryun Yu (Tzi Chuan/Melvin/Dad/General Tso) last appeared at SCR in 2015 as Takeshi in tokyo fish story, a role he originated. He also originated the role of Gordon Hirabayashi in Hold These Truths, performing it at East West Players, Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., Pasadena Playhouse and San Diego Rep, where he won a Craig Noel Award for best solo performance. Yu’s television credits include the recurring character of Pastor Daniel Kwon on the FX show “Baskets,” as Larry on “Fuller House,” and as DHH in David Henry Hwang’s Yellowface, the first adaptation of a major play for YouTube.

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