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.

Current Season

2020/21 Season of Performances & Special Offerings
Visit Late Night Series tab for productions stewarded by our student organization – Late Night Theatre Company.

  • Getting Ready for Eddie! Eddie Wen’ Go: The Story of the Upside-Down Canoe

    Getting Ready for Eddie! Eddie Wen’ Go: The Story of the Upside-Down Canoe

    During the 2020/2021 Season

    Getting Ready for Eddie

    Educational Docu-Series about the play, Eddie Wen’ Go: the Story of the Upside-Down Canoe, to be performed in early 2022 at Kennedy Theatre

    Tune in for a free and informative look behind the curtain as Theatre for Young Audiences Associate Professor Mark Branner begins preparation to stage Marion ...

  • Virtual Dance Performance I

    Virtual Dance Performance I

    October 16, 17, 18
    FRI-SUN at 6pm
    Directed by Kara Jhalak Miller

    This streamed online performance explores a new envisioning of creative process and choreography on a digital platform. It features exemplary undergraduate and graduate student choreography, performed by students in the UHM dance program, as well as Dance for the Camera films. ...

  • Flowers of Hawai’i

    Flowers of Hawai'i

    November 20-22, 2020
    FRI/SAT 7:30pm & SUN 2pm
    Play by Lee Cataluna 
    Directed by Lurana Donnels O’Malley

    What are the things we share, and what are the things we keep under lock and key? In Lee Cataluna’s Flowers of Hawaiʻi, meet the quirky, troubled, and resilient members of ...

  • I’m Lot Lane (a solo effort)

    I’m Lot Lane (a solo effort)

    December 4-6, 2020
    FRI/SAT 7:30pm & SUN 2pm
    By MFA Directing Candidate Keola Simpson

    Following the Uprising of 1895’s final battle against the Republic of Hawaii, the last remaining royalist insurgent, Lot Lane, turned himself into government forces by simply walking in and announcing “I’m Lot Lane.” According to writer/director Simpson, “I’m Lot Lane ...

  • Dance Gallery (a retrospective celebration)

    Dance Gallery (a retrospective celebration)

    January – February 2020
    ONLINE 

    Kennedy Theatre and the Department of Theatre + Dance are delighted to present a never-before offering of a “Dance Gallery” – a curated retrospective of celebrated dances and dance concerts produced by our dance program in the last several seasons. This “encore” is a rare chance for ...

  • Ondine

    Ondine

    February 2021
    ONLINE
    Directed by MFA Directing Candidate Thea Wigglesworth
    Translated and Adapted from Ondine by Jean Giradoux 

    “What does it mean to be human?” is the question posed to the audience with Ondine, a classic French play by Jean Giraudoux, newly translated and adapted by MFA candidate Thea Wigglesworth. It brings triumph ...

  • Virtual Dance Performance II

    Virtual Dance Performance II

    March-April 2021
    ONLINE
    Directed by Peiling Kao

    This student choreography and performance showcase for the spring 2021 semester will feature a juried selection of original dances conceived and embodied by promising UH Mānoa dance program participants as well as BFA senior projects and MFA thesis works for applicable ...

  • Comedy Under the Stars

    Comedy Under the Stars

    April-May 2021
    ONLINE

    Comedy Under the Stars
    Kyōgen, performed in English!
    Directed by Julie A. Iezzi
    Master Kyōgen Advisor: Sennojō Shigeyama III

    Kennedy theatre will seek to uplift community spirit with classics from and new plays inspired by kyōgen, a ...

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