Eia Hawaiʻinuiākea

The Foundation and Rise of Hawaiian Theatre

Five essays on Hawaiian Theatre, curated by Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker, Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, published at HowlRound of Emerson College,

“Kanaka Maoli theatre artists are grounded in our homeland, our language, and the stories, beliefs and ways of our ancestors. This series explores the fundamental elements of Hawaiian theatre while highlighting the elevation and expansion of hana keaka (Hawaiian-medium theatre) across our island chain.” Go to this link to HowlRound to read the 5 essays.

5 female actors in traditional Hawaiian dress in the UH Manoa production on Laʻieikawai. Photo by Nick Masagatani.