Kumu Kahua Theatre, Honolulu

Kumu Kahua Theatre, Honolulu

The Kumu Kahua Theatre's motto is “Plays about life in Hawaii. Plays by Hawaii's playwrights. Plays for Hawaii's people.” It is a community theater located in downtown Honolulu, and features work by local playwrights, usually featuring Hawaiian themes and stories, acted and directed by some of Hawaii's best actors and directors. Many of the plays use the actors' natural local dialect or accent, or are written in a blended Hawaiian English dialect called pidgin.

The theater was founded in 1971, by students from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, for the purpose of exhibiting locally-created plays. In the beginning, these were mainly experimental works, but the theater focused more on regular plays as it progressed. The group was given non-profit status in 1982, and the Hawaii State Legislature gave it its current home in 1994.

To continue its tradition of Hawaiian plays, written by Hawaiian people, and performed by Hawaiian people, the Kumu Kahua Theatre offers classes in acting and play writing, and sponsors an annual contest to find the best playwrights in Hawaii. Three prizes are awarded- The Hawaii Prize, for plays set in Hawaii, the Pacific Rim Prize, for plays set in the Pacific Rim, and the Resident Prize, for plays of any subject written by Hawaii residents.

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Sight Name: Kumu Kahua Theatre
Sight Location: Honolulu, USA
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