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Honolulu, HI, 96813
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Kumu Kahua Theatre Announces New Look and 49th Season of Plays

Donna Blanchard

Approximately 70 people gathered at the theatre at 7:10 PM and Artistic Director Harry Wong III announced the 49th season of plays, giving a short description of each.  He also spoke about the theatre gearing up for its 50th season and the 2020 Festival of the Pacific in which the theatre hopes to showcase many of the 49th season shows.

Managing Director Donna Blanchard thanked the crowd for answering the vague invitation and offered a toast to the past, present and future of Kumu Kahua Theatre.  At the moment glasses were raised, a light show began above them within the windows of the theatre.  This new signage, sanctioned by Hawai’i’s State Historic Preservation Division, includes a light show that will operate nightly throughout the year.

 The 49th season at Kumu Kahua Theatre:

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Kumu Kahua Theatre Announces Job Opening in Administration

Donna Blanchard

Kumu Kahua Theatre now has a part-time job opening:

Production Box Office Associate

The Production Box Office Associate reports to the Managing Director and is responsible for providing performance box office services for Kumu Kahua Theatre, including customer service, effective use of ticketing software, coordination with Stage Manager and House Manager, Usher management and financial reconciliation for each performance at Kumu Kahua Theatre.  Hours: 16+ per week during production run (productions run Thursday-Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.  Please see our website for full schedule).

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24 Hour Playwriting Festival

Donna Blanchard

In collaboration Chicago's Nothing Without a Company (NWaC), we will a 24 hour playwriting festival September 22 & 23. 

We need writers, directors and actors who can commit to the schedule below; we may be able to accommodate schedule conflicts due to the late notice.  If you are interested or if you have any questions, email

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Dark Night: Orange Crush – a collaborative dance piece

Donna Blanchard

Orange Crush is a collaboration of Chloe Amos and Robinson Denzer, two Hawai‘i born dancers currently based in Mililani and New York. The work is a physical meditation on the intricacies of being in relationship with another person, exploring varieties of touch, and questioning all the possibilities when two bodies come into physical contact.

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