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Classes & Auditions

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

Kumu Kahua Theatre Holds an Audition Workshop and Auditions for Buffalo'ed

Donna Blanchard

  • WHAT:  Auditions for Buffalo'ed by Jeannnie Barroga
  • WHERE: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street
  • WHEN: WORKSHOP: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday October 29, 2016           
  • AUDITIONS: 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm, Saturday November 5 2016; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sunday November 6 2016
  • INFO: 536-4222, and

Open auditions will be held to cast the Hawai'i premiere of Buffalo'ed by Jeannie Barroga.  The show will be directed by Reb Beau Allen and runs January 26 through February 26, 2016.

The Buffalo Soldiers were primarily in the U.S. cavalry assembled during the Civil War. Their bravery impressed everyone and they were ‘invited’ to participate in more wars for ‘freedom’ world wide: Spanish-American War, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cuba, then Hawai‘i and Alaska, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Philippine War for Independence.

Told through the conduit of a wide range of theatrical tropes, this is a timely story of a part of history that needs to be told: the Filipino and African-American experience at the hands of “manifest destiny.”

There will be a free audition workshop held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday October 29, 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 to reserve your spot.

Director Reb Beau Allen is looking for 6 men and 2 women to play the following roles:



1. LUISA Filipina, mid- to late-20s, insurrecto from the provinces; pretending to be a Lady

2. PORFIRIO Filipino, early 30s, insurrecto leader, illustrado; as 'servant' goes by 'Firio pretending to be crippled


3. DAVID FAGEN African-American: actor can be as young as mid-20s, cavalry, narrator/chorus-type role; ageless

4. WOODRUFF African-American, mid- 30s, cavalry,Well-read, somewhat annoying

5. LINC African-American, late 48-51, cavalry,A leader in groups, married to Della

6. DELLA (in Oregon) African-American: late 30s, Linc’s wife,A teacher, mother of 3, her letters areDramatized dialogue with Linc


7. SGT. TOM CONNOR Caucasian men: 48-49, Sargeant, lifer (older) buffers between Captain and soldiers; supervises 'Firio

8. CAPTAIN CALVIN TERRY 38-41, supports Manifest Destiny, symbolizes pro-imperialism

ALSO:DANCERS (2-4); one is the REBEL female passing for a boy; double-triple casting possible

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.  Scripts can also be downloaded 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. The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, The Atherton Foundation, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); Hawaiian Electric Company; The Star Advertiser and other Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.