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.

Hawaiian History Month events for Kaisara:

Staging Shakespeare in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

The new hana keaka Kaisara adapts William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar into the Hawaiian language, and with a frame story set in Honolulu in 1894. These layers of storytelling presented numerous challenges for the cast and artistic team, as well as many sources for inspiration. On this panel, the writer/director, set designer, costume designer, members of the cast, and the director of the Hawaiian Theatre Program will each share about their role in creating this production.

Thursday September 21, 12:00–1:15 pm

On Zoom, and in person at Kuykendall 410

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Featured Speakers

Tammy Hailiʻōpua Baker, Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance and and Director, Hawaiian Theatre Program, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Justin Fragiao, MFA Student in Scenic Design, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Iāsona Kaper, MFA Student in Hawaiian Theatre, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Joshua Kamoaniʻala “Baba” Tavares, MFA Student in Acting & Hawaiian Theatre, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Devin Walter, MFA Student in Costume Design, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Noelani Montas, MFA Student in Hawaiian Theatre, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Cosponsored by Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī Coalition, Hawaiian Theatre Program, Hamilton Library, the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, the Matsunaga Institute, Conflict and Peace Specialist, the School of Communication & Information, the Departments of American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Theatre and Dance, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Politicizing Shakespeare in Post-Overthrow Hawaiʻi

The new hana keaka Kaisara is built upon the layers of several eras of the past: the assassination of Julius Caesar in Ancient Rome, William Shakespeare’s depiction of this event in Renaissance England, and James N. K. Keola’s Hawaiian translation of scenes from Shakespeare’s play in 1896. For this panel, the playwright will be joined by scholars of Shakespeare and Hawaiian history to discuss the historical context of Kaisara.

Sunday September 24, 5-6pm

On Zoom, and in person at the UH Mānoa Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

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Featured Speakers

Tammy Hailiʻōpua Baker, Professor of Theatre and Dance and Director, Hawaiian Theatre Program, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Derrick Higginbotham, Associate Professor of English, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Craig Howes, Director, Center for Biographical Research and Professor of English, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Iāsona Kaper, MFA Student in Hawaiian Theatre, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Ami Mālie Ishihara Mulligan, PhD student in History, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Sarah Tamashiro Kuaiwa, Curator, Hawaiʻi and Pacific Cultural Resources, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Sponsored by Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī Coalition

Cosponsored by the Center for Biographical Research

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