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Honolulu, HI, 96813
United States



Classes & Auditions

Money will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theatre will make you good."
–Terrence Mann

New Playwriting Workshop from Kumu Kahua Theatre

Donna Blanchard

umu Kahua Theatre is proud to announce they will be producing a playwriting course, taught by Tali Ariav.  This is an in-depth workshop for writers who want to create and develop a dynamic original new script over a journey of seven weeks.  The workshop will follow the stages of development of new work: dreaming, sharing, struggling, revising and producing.

The primary focus of this workshop is the writing of an original one-act play; which will be the final project.  All workshop participants will present their plays during the final session of the workshop. 

Through take-home writing exercises, acting assignments, physical movement and meditation, as well as examination of existing, original productions and texts, participants will learn new skills and immediately put them to work through the written and spoken word.  Along with the process of giving and receiving constructive feedback in a group setting, each writer will take his or her writing to a new level of complexity, theatricality and meaning.


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Acting Classes for Youth at Kumu Kahua Theatre

Donna Blanchard

Kumu Kahua Theatre is proud to announce they will be hosting acting classes for young actors taught by veteran actor, director and teacher, Eden-Lee Murray.  

Eden-Lee taught youth classes at The Hawai‘i Theatre for the last seven years and has now joined forces with Hawai‘i Pacific University to teach high school and college age students, and Kumu Kahua Theatre to teach middle school age students (ages 11-15).  

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Weekend Intensive Playwright Workshop with Larissa FastHorse and Ty Defoe

Donna Blanchard

PA’I Foundation, in association with Kumu Kahua Theatre, presents a 3-day Playwriting Workshop for island writers, with Native American playwrights Larissa FastHorse and Ty Defoe. The workshop – designed to serve writers of all levels, from novice to experienced – will focus on jump-starting the writing process, exercises for the imagination, writing from your cultural perspective, and practical tips for completing and developing your work. Think of it as a crash course in getting started!

While the workshop is conducted by Native artists and geared toward their indigenous perspective, participants of all cultural backgrounds – Native Hawaiian, Asian/Pacific Islanders and everyone living in the islands – are encouraged to attend.

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