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The Aloha Theatre presents its first virtual MainStage performance: The Laramie Project. This powerful drama by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project examines the impact of the death of Matthew Shepard, brutally beaten and left to die simply because he was gay. It is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. The Laramie Project was directed by Jerry Tracy in his final engagement with the Aloha Theatre, and was captured in live performance from the theatre stage. Experience this important story from the comfort of your home. Click here for details on streaming and The Laramie Project.
The Laramie Project is for mature audiences due to content and language.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
2:30 PM HST – VIA ZOOM
Join us from the comfort of your home via Zoom as a casting director has one day to find an actor to fill the role of a lawyer in a crime procedural. But what seems like a simple task proves impossible when the pool of actors includes stage thespians who can’t tone it down for the screen, performers completely unable to keep themselves in frame, and an actor who seems to believe this is a toothpaste commercial. Vote for who you think should get the role when you step behind the doors of a casting session in this hilarious comedy.
In order to keep our Aloha Theatre ‘Ohana safe during these times, we have made the decision to replace our original December show, Frozen Jr. with a much smaller holiday production called It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. We are making it our priority to bring you live theatre during these times as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding as we plan and navigate this pandemic as best as we can.
Adults are invited join us for a special evening of CREATE-ing drinks, with a shot of education!
Curtains & Cocktails is a new virtual adult series featuring an hour of cocktail or mocktail making and talking story with various performing arts guests about their background, experience, and other fun subjects!
The first night of the series, October 3, will give folks a chance to get to know the Aloha Theatre’s new Artistic Director, Courtney Booth!
Registration for this series is free! For more information, click here to visit our Virtual Class Page.
We share our value statement today to confirm to the community that we deeply cherish diversity, inclusion, and equity at the Aloha Theatre. The actions that led to the death of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others cannot pass unnoticed. Black lives matter and we all have a part to play in raising awareness of racism in all contexts.
As a home for live theatre, we are keenly aware that we practice a unique art form that allows humanity to reflect on itself. The stage has often excluded creators and actors of color and their stories, leaving many out of the conversation about what it means to be human. We must ensure that people of color are represented in productions and educational programs at the Aloha Theatre so that current and future generations will know the stage belongs to everyone.
We don’t have all the answers, but we remain committed to doing our part and learn how to create a better space where all are welcome and to stand together against any action that perpetuates racism, prejudice, and bias. We will listen and learn and take action. We will examine our policies and practices to make real changes that build equity at the Aloha Theatre. We will consciously seek opportunities to showcase works from communities that have traditionally been silenced.
Learn more about being Black in Hawaiʻi, visit The Pōpolo Project at https://www.thepopoloproject.org
The League of Resident Theatres has compiled an extensive list of resources for learning about racism and ways to make change. Check their website at http://lort.org/edi-resources for more information.
We’re excited to announce our selections for the new season! We may need to make more changes as we all experience the new normal, and appreciate your patience. We are planning carefully to make sure the theatre is as safe as possible for our theatre ‘Ohana, and will be following cleaning and distancing protocols recommended by the CDC and state and county officials. We’re looking forward to taking the stage again for a new season of great theatre!
Click here for more information and video intros for all the shows in our 2020-2021 Mainstage Season.