The Chaminade University Collegiate Theatre Festival provides pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate students the opportunity to perform, produce, direct, design, and author works of performing art, perpetuating the values, mission and commitments of Chaminade University.
Festival 2021 focuses on theatre of Hawaii.
Kamau by Alani Apio - July 2021
Kamau by Alani Apio tackles complex issues related to Hawaiian sovereignty and family relationships. Harry Wong, director of the original production at Kumu Kahua in 1994, characterizes it as "not what you would think of as a 'Hawaiian' play. The depiction of Hawaiians can be quite unflattering. This play airs dirty laundry, and leaves it out there for everyone to see. Consequences are shown, and it all rings true." The struggle to treat everyone with Aloha is a challenge that Hawaiians face every day. Can Aloha be commodified? Kamau asks tough questions and offers tough answers.
An Island Story (Working Title) - July 2021
An Island Story, an original musical, is a multigenerational epic set in Hawaii spanning the years from 1830 to the present. A native Hawaiian spends his formative years on the mainland with little more than trivial respect for his native culture. He returns to Hawaii with the hopes of starting a new life and assimilating to the culture that he has truly never understood. A tale of self exploration An Island Story exemplifies the study of faith, family spirit, service to the community, and educates the individual for adaptation and change.
For information about our workshops, auditions, directorial and design opportunities please contact Professor Chris Patrinos at firstname.lastname@example.org.