WHAT: Auditions for My Boy He Play Ball by Tammy Hailiʻōpua Baker
WHERE: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street
WHEN: WORKSHOP: 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Saturday August 29, 2015
AUDITIONS: Noon -3:00 pm, Saturday September 5, 2015; 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Sunday, September 6, 2015
INFO: 536-4222, kumukahua.org
Open auditions will be held to cast the world premiere of My Boy He Play Ball, by Tammy Hailiʻōpua Baker. The show will be directed by John Wat and runs November 5 – December 6, 2015.
Boy Kahalewai is living the dream: a Division I football scholarship at a mainland college, a chance to play pro, and a loving family back home. But as he struggles with intense pressure from his father and awakens to his Hawaiian roots, Boy starts to wonder whose dream he’s been living all along.
Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker, the pioneering author of Lā‘ieikawai and Kamapua‘a, returns to Kumu Kahua after more than 15 years with a funny, deeply-rooted story of fathers, sons, and modern Hawaiian identity.
There will be a free audition workshop held from 3:00-5:00 pm, Saturday August 29, 2015, also at Kumu Kahua Theatre. This workshop is an opportunity for all interested to work with the script and director, and learn the best way to prepare for this audition.
The workshop is free, but space is limited. Please call 536-4222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
MARIA KAHALEWAI – late 40’s, breadwinner, multi-tasker, Boy’s mother
BOY HAKAHEWAI – 21, industrious, athletic young man, politically conscious
KALEINANAI KAHALEWAI – 17, carefree, coming of age, boy’s sister
KĀWIKA KAHALEWAI – late 50’s, former professional football player, retired (disability), Boy’s father
The voices to TŪTŪ-MAN (Boy's grandfather), COACHES, NEWSCASTERS, SPORTSCASTERS
Printed scripts are available for loan with a $10 cash deposit at the Kumu Kahua Theatre office weekdays between 11am and 3pm. Please call 536-4222 before coming to the theatre. If you would like an electronic copy of the script, click here.
For further information, call the Kumu Kahua Theatre office at 536-4222.
Kumu Kahua productions are supported in part by The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts. Also paid for in part by the taxpayers of the City & County of Honolulu; the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts; The Atherton Foundation, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); Hawaiian Electric Company; The Star Advertiser and other Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.