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

Classes & Auditions

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–Terrence Mann

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

Donna Blanchard

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WHAT:  Audition Workshop for June is the First Fall by Yilong Liu

WHERE: Kennedy Theatre UHM Campus Studio S

WHEN: 6:00-8:00 pm Sunday August 26, 2018

INFO: 808-536-4222, kumukahua.org and kumukahuatheatreom@gmail.com

 

WHAT:  Auditions for June is the First Fall by Yilong Liu

WHERE: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street

WHEN:   2-5pm Saturday Sept. 8, 2018; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sunday Sept. 9, 2018

INFO: 808-536-4222, kumukahua.org and kumukahuatheatreom@gmail.com

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 Lurana.Omalley@gmail.com.

The workshop is free, but space is limited.  To reserve your spot, please call 808-536-4222 or email kumukahuatheatreom@gmail.com.

Director O’Malley is looking for 6 actors to play the following roles, and auditions are open to actors of all ethnicities.

AFONG MOY/YU QIN    Historical figure from the 1840s, the first Chinese woman in America/Don’s mother, late 30s

DON: Chinese American male, mid 20s

MATEO: Italian American male, mid 30s

JANE: Chinese American female, late 20s

SCOTT: Caucasian male, born and raised in Hawaii, late 20s

DAVID: Chinese American male, late 40s

Printed scripts are available for loan with a $10 cash deposit at the Kumu Kahua Theatre office weekdays between 11am and 3pm. Please call 808-536-4222 before coming to the theatre.  Electronic scripts for all 48th Season Kumu Kahua productions can be found here.

For further information, call the Kumu Kahua Theatre office at 808-536-4222.

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.

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