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.
Keiki ages 1-4 (and their parent, guardian, babysitter) are invited to join guest artist, Brionn Warner, in this NEW music and movement series!
Toddler Music will run on Tuesdays, July 14-28, 9:00-9:45am HST via Zoom.
In this series, children will develop their retention, dexterity, and cognitive skills through musical and interactive activities that create bonding experiences and fun for the whole family! Children will also learn and improve music skills through exploring rhythm, dynamics, melody, and more! For full class details, registration, and more info about our special guest, click here.
Single class or full series options are available upon registration! This program is free for all, with an option to donate to the CREATE program! Your donations are what continue providing free virtual arts-based programs so that all have an opportunity to learn, grow, and CREATE!
Sunday, July 26, 2020
2:30pm HST – Online via Zoom
Free/Pay What You Can Tickets
*Angels in America is intended for mature audiences due to adult language and adult themes.
Angels in America focuses on the stories of two troubled couples, one gay, one straight: “word processor” Louis Ironson and his lover Prior Walter, and Mormon lawyer Joe Pitt and his wife Harper. The two couples’ fates quickly become intertwined: Joe stumbles upon Louis crying in the bathroom of the courthouse where he works, and they strike up an unlikely friendship, while the disconsolate Prior is awakened one night by the ghosts of two ancestors who tell him they have come to prepare the way for the unseen messenger. Please select the number of “Seats” for you and the number of viewers who will be watching with you. The confirmation Meeting ID and password will be in your email confirmation ticket – a direct link will be emailed just before showtime.
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.