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46 Merchant St
Honolulu, HI, 96813
United States




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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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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 Office Manager 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, House Manager and 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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Request for Submissions: 38 Minutes Last Saturday Morning

Donna Blanchard

There have been so many amazing stories and perspectives pivoting on the 38 minutes during which we were under the threat of a ballistic missile... we'd like to ask our playwrights to write pieces inspired by that Saturday morning.  

Selected pieces will be used as an anthology for a public reading and/or Dark Night performance, and potentially a spot in an upcoming main stage season at Kumu Kahua Theatre.

If you are interested, please submit a maximum of 10 pages (no minimum) concerning that 38 minutes.  Feel free to go wherever you'd like with it.

The deadline for submittal is 38 days from today - March 8, 2018.  Please send your script, in standard script format, as an attachment, to with the subject title: 38 MINUTES LAST SATURDAY MORNING.

We look forward to reading your work!

Kumu Kahua Theatre Offers an Evening of Mystery to Support The ARTS at Marks Garage

Donna Blanchard

Kumu Kahua Theatre is coming to the rescue of their neighbor, The ARTS at Marks Garage by offering a mini-fundraiser evening of murder, mystery, food, drinks and theatre.

Guests will gather at The ARTS at Marks Garage at 6:00 PM on Friday, September 8th for drinks and pupus provided by Bethel Union.  From 6:30-7:30, there will be an interactive murder mystery game. 

At 7:30 PM guests will be escorted to Kumu Kahua Theatre where they will have reserved seats for the production of Who Killed Gilbert Botello? by Garrick Paikai.

Earlier this month, The ARTS at Marks Garage engaged Consulting Director, Donna Blanchard, who announced that the organization is experiencing financial crisis.  Ms. Blanchard is also the Managing Director of Kumu Kahua Theatre and coordinator of this event.

“I used to perform in murder mysteries in Chicago” said Blanchard.  “They’re always so much fun for everyone and seemed like to perfect treat to offer people who would like to help support The ARTS at Marks Garage.” She continues "let me be perfectly clear, the situation is dire.  If you enjoy The ARTS at Marks garage and are happy it's here, now is the time to find a way to help support it."

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