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Honolulu, HI, 96813
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Classes & Auditions

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

“Inspired” Acting Workshops at Kumu Kahua Theatre

Donna Blanchard

Develop your acting skills through a series of systemized exercises based on the techniques of Vsevolod Meyerhold and Michael Chekhov. Discover the depth of your imagination and physicality through specific movement exercises, involving breath - sound - voice. Develop inspiration and trust in your own artistic individuality. This series of psychophysical exercises will open the door into your sincere emotions and creativity. Find the keys with which to build a character from point zero to full persona. Deepen your sense of space, time, and atmosphere. Improve your ensemble building skills.  

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Kumu Kahua Theatre Holds an Audition Workshop and Auditions for Living Room by William Kahele

Donna Blanchard

Open auditions will be held to cast a Moving Comedy, Living Room by William Kahele.  The show will be directed by Harry Wong III and runs January 18 through February 18, 2018.

Eli’s family and friends are well-meaning, but they won’t leave him alone as he wrestles with his troubled past and uncertain future.  Millie, Rose, Fannie and Junior haunt Eli with their concerns until they nearly drive him crazy.  Eli’s indomitable sense of humor and a handsome stranger may be his saving grace in this comedy about the drama one local man faces alone in a crowded room.

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Auditions for Wild Birds by Eric Anderson

Donna Blanchard

Open auditions will be held to cast the historical drama, Wild Birds by Eric Anderson.  The show will be directed by Harry Wong III and runs November 2 through December 3, 2017.

Amos and Juliette Cooke had the best intentions.  In 1839 Honolulu, the couple was deeply honored to be chosen to personally oversee the education of the children of the kings and queens of Hawai‘i.  But how does one enforce rigorous discipline on a sacred ali‘i child and when is education a form of imperialism?

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