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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 #iambadatthis

Donna Blanchard

WHAT:  Auditions for #iambadatthis by Susan Soon He Stanton

WHERE: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street

WHEN: WORKSHOP: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Sunday February 28, 2016

AUDITIONS: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Saturday March 5 2016; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Sunday March 6 2016

INFO: 536-4222, and

Open auditions will be held to cast the world premiere of #iambadatthis by Susan Soon He Stanton.  The show will be directed by Harry Wong III and runs May 26 through June 26, 2016.

Emily is a young woman completely connected to the grid, but unplugged from life in this real life comedy.

Returning home after trying to make it in New York, Emily tries to re-start her life in Hawai‘i.  Connected to the world through every electronic luxury, her un-plugged fantasy life bars her from a reality that might offer her a deeper sense of relationship and humanity.

Despite her daily communication with her parents, when she comes face-to-face with them, she realizes that she doesn’t really know more than the façade she’s created in her mind.  And, having received one of the best educations available to an American woman, she invests her time in a wide, but shallow pool of endeavor… accomplishing nothing.

“Written in a unique style reflective of our current trends of social behavior, this play could very well define a generation” says director, Harry Wong.

There will be a free audition workshop held from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Sunday February 28, 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 Harry Wong III is looking for 3 men and 3 women of any age and ethnicity to play the following roles:


EMILY - a temp


KURT–AD of a theater

MOM - Emily’s Mother

DAD–Emily’s Father

MRS. KOBAYASHI – Receptionist

RICHARD – Emily’s Boss



GRANDPA Z– DJ Loki performing his radio old man alter ego

DR. JOHANNNES CONNECTION – Radio shrink performed by DJ Loki

HALIMA – Emily’s best friend

LANDON – Emily’s high school friend

MRS. ASUNCION–Landon’s mother and editor for newspaper

PETER - Halima’s husband

KEONI/JONATHAN/FRANKLIN – Emily’s On‐Air love interest

MAKANA – Emily’s Roommate

MICHAEL – Emily’s ex-.‐boyfriend

HOSTESS -.‐ Works at Town Restaurant

BILL TAPIA – 103-year-old ukulele player, world’s oldest performing musician              ALYSSA - Bill Tapia’s manager

JOYCE – Public radio host

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.