Kauʻi Kaina directs Hawaiian language play Nā Kau A Hiʻiaka

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa student Kauʻi Kaina, who will be the first master of fine arts (MFA) graduate from the Hawaiian theatre and playwriting program, will be directing Nā Kau A Hiʻiaka, March 9–11 at BYU-Hawaiʻi’s McKay Auditorium.

Kaina is under the direction of Professor Hailiʻōpua Baker in the UH Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance. Nā Kau A Hiʻiaka is Kaina’s MFA thesis production.

Nā Kau A Hiʻiaka cast members are former or current Hawaiian language student at UH Mānoa or BYU Hawaiʻi, and/or a former Hawaiian language immersion student.

Show details


  • March 9 and 10, 7 p.m.
    Pre-show discussion begins at 5:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 2 p.m.


  • $20 for adults
  • $10 for children 12 and under, students with a valid ID, and Kūpuna 60+

If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please contact nakauahiiaka@gmail.com or purchase from Aloha Center at BYU-Hawaiʻi at (808) 675-3552.

Source: A UH News story