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Network of Ensemble Theaters' MicroFest USA: Honolulu National Summit
Friday, June 14 at 9:30am HAST / 12:30pm PDT / 2:30pm CDT / 3:30pm EDT
- Hawaiian language: The students of Ke Kula ‘o Samuel M. Kamakau charter school share an excerpt of a Hawaiian language play directed by Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker from Ka Hālau Hanakeaka. Attendees will get an introduction to basic Hawaiian words and phrases; the history of this endangered language; and a panel discussion with participants from the Mūkīkī Wai nā Mamo o Mānoa (an annual Hawaiian language festival).
Friday, June 14 at 7:30pm HAST / 10:30pm PDT / Saturday, June 15 at 12:30am CDT / 1:30am EDT
- Performances: Ka Hālau Hanakeaka presents He Mo'olelo Hana Keaka no Māuiakamalo a me Kamapua'a: 'Elua mau me'e Hawai'i (A play of two Hawaiian heroes, Māuiakamalo & Kamapua'a).
- Honolulu Theater for Youth presents Call It Courage. Ruthlessly bullied, young Mufatu sets out on an epic adventure to find his courage. This world-premiere production set in ancient Polynesia is one of the first and greatest stories of a child finding the hero within.
Saturday, June 15 at 9:30am HAST / 12:30pm PDT / 2:30pm CDT / 3:30pm EDT
- Art and Homelessness: Los Angeles Poverty Department performs excerpts from previous productions, created by and with people living in Los Angeles' Skid Row. PlayBuilders of Hawai‘i Theatre Company shares questions and insights into their process of creating a play with a homeless community in Honolulu.
Saturday, June 15 at 3:30pm HAST / 6:30pm PDT / 8:30pm CDT / 9:30pm EDT
- Think-tank dialogue: Participatory discussion focused on reflections, questions of impact, and articulating the various elements of community cultural development.
Saturday, June 15 at 7:30pm HAST (Sun, June 16 at 1:30am EDT)
Ho'olaule'a o ka Pāhiahia (A Celebration of the Performing Arts) Featuring a cross-section of national musicians and storytellers, including: Guardians of the Flame, M.U.G.A.B.E.E., Scatter Their Own, and Frank Waln
Sunday, June 16 at 9am HAST / 12pm PDT / 2pm CDT / 3pm EDTSunday, June 16 at 9am HAST / 12pm PDT / 2pm CDT / 3pm EDT
- Plenary: What role can (and do) private foundations play in creative placemaking efforts? In recent years, foundations have demonstrated an interest in boosting creative placemaking efforts, thus supporting revitalization projects around the country. What can we learn from these efforts? What are the successes and challenges of private and public collaborations? What role do community members have in these projects? What happens to the communities when the funding stops? These and other questions will be discussed.
Sunday, June 16 at 10:45am HAST / 1:45pm PDT / 3:45pm CDT / 4:45pm EDT
- Workshop: We the Griot: Performance and Community Healing. Daniel Banks and Adam McKinney from DNAWORKS lead participants to consider what it would mean to live in a society where the artist is seen and valued as the conduit for community healing and health. Using movement, storytelling, improvisation, writing, group dialogue, song, and games, participants will explore the power of their own experiences and stories as they relate to important issues in their communities.
Monday, June 17 at 10:30am HAST / 1:30pm PDT / 3:30pm CDT / 4:30pm EDT
- Cornerstone Institute Summer Residency: Ten California Summers and Counting: Paula Donnelly and Nephelie Andonyadis share a case study of the Cornerstone Institute Summer Residency Program, now in its 10th year. The conversation will look back at the past nine cohorts of artists/students, forward to this summer’s community collaboration, and beyond to the California Bridge Tour. The session will also discuss the implementation of the Junction—a virtual creative place that addresses the variations of regionality and the connectivity of a central core—a Commons of the Institute.
Monday, June 17 at 6pm HAST / 9pm PDT / 11pm CDT / Tuesday, June 18 at 12am EDT
- Luau: PA’I Foundation presents a traditional luau. Summit participants share performances that were created over the course of the weekend.
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