Perform in English and Hoike in Hawaiian Language. Sit in English and Noho in Hawaiian Language. Release in English and Hookuu in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Haa in Hawaiian Language. Hide in English and Pee in Hawaiian Language. Memorize in English and Hoopaanaau in Hawaiian Language. Touch in English and Hoopa in Hawaiian Language. Sing in English and Mele in Hawaiian Language. Appear in English and Oili in Hawaiian Language. Dive in English and Luu in Hawaiian Language. Crawl in English and Kolo in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Hula in Hawaiian Language. Balance in English and Kaulike in Hawaiian Language. Bellow in English and Kuo in Hawaiian Language. Breathe in English and Hanu in Hawaiian Language. Extend in English and Hoonui in Hawaiian Language. Embrace in English and Puliki in Hawaiian Language. Flinch in English and Kuemi in Hawaiian Language. Sit in English and Noho in Hawaiian Language. Release in English and Hookuu in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Haa in Hawaiian Language.
Hide in English and Pee in Hawaiian Language. Memorize in English and Hoopaanaau in Hawaiian Language. Touch in English and Hoopa in Hawaiian Language. Sing in English and Mele in Hawaiian Language. Appear in English and Oili in Hawaiian Language. Dive in English and Luu in Hawaiian Language. Crawl in English and Kolo in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Hula in Hawaiian Language. Balance in English and Kaulike in Hawaiian Language. Bellow in English and Kuo in Hawaiian Language. Breathe in English and Hanu in Hawaiian Language. Extend in English and Hoonui in Hawaiian Language. Embrace in English and Puliki in Hawaiian Language. Flinch in English and Kuemi in Hawaiian Language.

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Season

2019/2020 Season of Performances – Mainstage and Primetime Series
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  • Keiki Kalo – PRIMETIME SERIES

    Keiki Kalo - PRIMETIME SERIES

    Saturdays: Sep. 21, 28 / Oct. 5, 26 / Nov. 16, 23 / Dec. 7, 2019
    Shows at 9:00am and 10:00am
    EARLE ERNST LAB THEATRE
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  • ‘Au‘a ‘Ia: Holding On – MAINSTAGE

    ‘Au‘a ‘Ia: Holding On - MAINSTAGE

    September 27, 28 & October 4, 5, 6, 2019
    FRI/SAT at 7:30pm
    SUN 10/6 at 2:00pm
    KENNEDY THEATRE MAINSTAGE
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  • Fall Footholds: Prism – PRIMETIME SERIES

    Fall Footholds: Prism - PRIMETIME SERIES

    October 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2019
    WED-SAT at 7:30pm
    SUN 10/27 at 2:00pm
    EARLE ERNST LAB THEATRE
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  • The Maids – PRIMETIME SERIES

    The Maids - PRIMETIME SERIES

    In Repertory with The Moors
    November 15, 21, 23 at 7:30pm & Nov. 16, 24 at 2pm
    EARLE ERNST LAB THEATRE
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  • The Moors – PRIMETIME SERIES

    The Moors - PRIMETIME SERIES

    In Repertory with The Maids
    November 16, 20, 22 at 7:30pm & Nov. 17, 23 at 2pm
    EARLE ERNST LAB THEATRE
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  • The Last King of Bali – MAINSTAGE

    The Last King of Bali - MAINSTAGE

    February 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 2020
    FRI/SAT at 7:30pm
    SUN 2/16 at 2:00pm
    KENNEDY THEATRE MAINSTAGE
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  • Winter Footholds – PRIMETIME SERIES

    Winter Footholds - PRIMETIME SERIES

    February 26, 27, 28, 29 & March 1, 2020
    WED-SAT at 7:30pm
    SUN 3/1 at 2:00pm
    EARLE ERNST LAB THEATRE
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  • Sueño – PRIMETIME SERIES

    Sueño - PRIMETIME SERIES

    March 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2020
    WED-SAT at 7:30pm
    SUN 3/29 at 2:00pm
    EARLE ERNST LAB THEATRE
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  • Rise Up! – MAINSTAGE

    Rise Up! - MAINSTAGE

    April 24, 25, 26 & May 1, 2, 2020
    FRI/SAT at 7:30pm
    SUN 4/26 at 2:00pm
    KENNEDY THEATRE MAINSTAGE
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About the 2019/2020 Season

Mainstage

The Mainstage Season opens with ‘Au‘a ‘la: Holding On, a hana keaka (Hawaiian Theatre) production in which four students embark on a research journey to seek the meaning of mana and an understanding of lāhui. In February 2020, audiences are invited to the Asian Theatre program’s The Last King of Bali, a wayang listrik (giant shadow puppets in combination with live action and gamelan orchestra) production adapted from a traditional Balinese folktale. The Mainstage Season closes with Rise Up!, a dance concert that illuminates, in colorful and imaginative movement, how dance can inspire powerful and glorious social action.

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‘Au‘a ‘la: Holding On

The Last King of Bali

Rise Up!

Primetime

The Primetime Series features the culminating thesis works of MFA directors, dancers, choreographers and playwrights, and BFA dance candidates on the eve of graduation as well as experimental or chamber works directed by faculty. This year’s Primetime Series opens with Keiki Kalo a fully devised “Theatre for Very Young Audiences” piece created by the cast, a graduate seminar class, and the Theatre for Young Audiences program. This production is followed by a Fall Footholds dance concert in October. Soon after, The Maids by Jean Genet and The Moors by Jen Silverman will be presented in repertory during the month of November. The second of our Footholds dance concerts follows, and the Primetime Series is rounded out in March by a production of Sueño, translated and adapted by José Rivera from Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca .

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Keiki Kalo

Fall Footholds

The Maids

The Moors

Winter Footholds

Sueño

Late Night

Late Night Theatre is a student-run organization hosted by UHM’s Department of Theatre + Dance. Their mission is to present experimental and quirky work not often seen in Honolulu. Budgets and technical elements are kept minimal in order to focus on students’ acting and directing skills. Shows are presented at a student-friendly late-night hour.

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It’s the Grass that Suffers

Leviathan

Kennedy Theatre program and schedule are subject to change pending final arrangements. Offerings for the spring semester and selected during the fall semester.

Shows for Schools

Want to bring your students to Kennedy Theatre to see our shows? There will be a show designed for the very young (ages 0-4) and their companions called Keiki Kalo during the fall 2019 semester. We are also offering shows for schools for two of our 2019/2020 Mainstage Season productions.  ‘Au‘a ‘la: Holding On, our Hana Keaka production, and The Last King of Bali, our Wayang Listrik production. These shows will have school-time performances for classes in addition to weekend shows for family audiences. Contact ktyouth@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-2591 for more information regarding these shows.

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