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Honolulu, HI
Friday 24 May - Sunday 26 May 2024

ConFest Hawai'i: Ku‘u ‘Āina, Ku‘u Piko, Ku‘u Kahua

National Asian American Theater Conference & Festival 2024

Friday 24 May - Sunday 26 May 2024

Join us for Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists' (CAATA) seventh national Asian American theatre conference and festival, our first in-person gathering together since 2018!

As theatre artists, we recognize the shifting landscape and the need to be both responsible and responsive. We see this as a moment of change. A moment to gather. A moment to learn. A moment to act.

ConFest 2024 will focus on celebrating new works by Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian), Pacific Islander, and local Asian American theatre practitioners. We want to invite you to come celebrate with us, to come together as a community, and to witness and learn from the work grown on the islands. We are seeking conversations and looking for future collaborations, and we encourage you to learn about the deep and rich history of Hawaiʻi and its people.

This event is hosted in cooperation with Hana Keaka - The Hawaiian Theatre Program in the Department of Theatre & Dance,and ʻAhahui Noiʻi Noʻeau ʻŌiwi - Research Institute of Indigenous Performance (ANNO) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and TeaDa Productions.
 

Schedule

 

Friday 24 May

Opening Keynote: Kumu Keawe Lopes with students

12 p.m. HST (UTC -10) / 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 3 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4)

 

Saturday 25 May

Keynote: Sammy Choy

12 p.m. HST (UTC -10) / 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4)

 

Sunday 26 May

Closing Keynote: Hone Kouka

12 p.m. HST (UTC -10) / 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4)

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