Masters of the Currents

March 8, 2018

Masters of the Currents is a play addressing current tension in Hawaiʻi surrounding its newest immigrants from Micronesia. This is a story of three Micronesian youths on their journey of identifying growing up in Hawaiʻi, and the conflicts they must overcome to be accepted by their peers while seeking connections to the history and rich cultural traditions of their ancestral islands of Micronesia. As sea levels rise and political tensions escalate creating new refugees, worlds of cultures will collide. It's a local story layered in monumental global issues.

This collaborative theater production led by Los Angeles based TeAda Productions was developed over the last three years with the participation of local Micronesian community. Nationally recognized creative duo Ova Saopeng and Leilani Chan have been working closely with communities in Honolulu to gather stories and lead multi-generational theater workshops. As a result, this new play premiered as part of Honolulu Theatre for Youth's 2017/18 season last Fall performing for over 9,000 middle and high school students. The play received overwhelming positive response from teachers, students and public audiences. 

$25 general admission
$20 seniors 55 and older, faculty, staff, alumni
$12 children 17 and under, UHH/HCC students

  • Organizer: TeAda Productions
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  • Venue: University of Hawaii at Hilo, Performing Arts Center
  • Address: 342 W Kawili St., Hilo, HI, 96720
  • Hours: 7:30 p.m.

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