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46 Merchant St
Honolulu, HI, 96813
United States

808-536-4441

Classes & Auditions

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

Free Playwriting Workshop

Charisma Industries

WHAT: Playwrighting workshop
WHERE: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street
WHEN: 10:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday, June 8, 2013
HOW MUCH: No cost
INFO: 536-4222, kumukahua.org


HONOLULU, HI – Kumu Kahua Theatre is offering a free one-day playwriting workshop Saturday, June 8, 10:00am to 5:00pm.

The workshop, offered to writers of all levels, will focus on two aspects of playwriting: writing scenes with Subtext and introducing Dramatic Irony to writing.

The workshop will be lead by Honolulu Theatre for Youth Director of Drama Education Daniel Kelin II and Kumu Kahua Theatre Artistic Director Harry Wong. Instruction will tailored for each writer’s level of experience.

Attendees will be given an introduction to Subtext and Dramatic Irony, and will write scenes exploring these important aspects of playwriting.

Experienced actors will be available throughout the day to read the writer’s work as it is developed. Writers will benefit from hearing their scripts read by the actors. Actors and workshop leaders will offer feedback to the writers throughout the process.

The day will end with actors performing stage-readings of all the scenes.

Participants may bring their own lunch, or purchase at nearby downtown restaurants.

Call the Kumu Kahua Theatre office, 536-4222, with questions and to reserve a space in the workshop.


Kumu Kahua productions are supported in part by the 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 Annenberg Foundation, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); Hawaiian Electric Company; The Star Advertiser and other Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.