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Classes & Auditions

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

Improvisation Workshop from Kumu Kahua Theatre  

Donna Blanchard

HONOLULU, HI— A new improvisation class will be presented at Kumu Kahua Theatre, taught by improv veterans, Monica and Squire Coldwell.

Using Improv to Audition - Get ready to improvise your next audition!  
In this workshop, students will spend six hours over two-day intervals for four weeks enhancing and honing your audition skills. Students should plan to stay on their toes while taking chances as they develop their individual skills and those of working with others. 

Instructor Monica Coldwell explains, "By focusing on connecting, listening, and creating with others, you will gain confidence and explore auditioning skills such as, identifying and developing characters, using movement to express yourself and your character, finding ways to relate to the person you are on stage with, and much more. We will lend instruction and lead participants through movement-based improv exercises and activities. Please dress ready to move, bring water, and have fun exploring."

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Kumu Kahua Theatre Holds an Audition Workshop and Auditions for June is the First Fall By Yilong Liu

Donna Blanchard

Open auditions will be held to cast the world premiere production of Yilong Liu's  drama June is the First Fall.  The show will be directed by Lurana Donnels O’Malley and runs Nov. 8 - Dec. 9, 2018.

Don, a Chinese American, is gay and closeted in Honolulu; the revelation of his sexual identity leads to family tragedy and his escape to NYC.  When Don returns home to Hawai’i, he finds his sister engaged to his first love.  June is the First Fall is a queer and moving slice of life with interweaving scenes in Hawai’i and NYC, spanning time from the 1840s to the present.

There will be a free audition workshop held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at Kennedy Theatre in Studio S.  This optional workshop is an opportunity for all interested to work with the script and director, learn the best way to prepare for this audition and hone your audition skills. Parking at UHM is free on Sundays. If you would like directions to the workshop location, please email the director at

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Kumu Holds Auditions for Hawaii Shakespeare Festival 2018

Charisma Industries

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Four days of open auditions – come to any one day, whichever is most convenient. Ideally, come for the entire session – if not, come when you can and stay as long as you can. No need to prepare a monologue but you can if you like. Dress comfortably and be ready to move. You’re auditioning for all three productions unless you request otherwise.