LGBT voices take center stage in Leeward Theatre play
PlayBuilders in collaboration with The Leeward Theatre at Leeward Community College presents a community collaborative play based on interviews collected by Oʻahu’s LGBT community titled Yes I Am: Leeward Edition. Directed by Ronald Gilliam and Terri Madden, Yes I Am: Leeward Edition, will be featured at the Leeward Lab Theatre on January 30, 31 and February 1 and 8 at 8 p.m.
Yes, I Am: Leeward Edition is an original theatrical production about identity and love based on stories and experiences from the Leeward and Central districts of Oʻahu, collected by cast members Kahana Ho, Kristen Misaki, Jonathan Reyn and Marizel Butin. The Leeward Theatre and PlayBuilders invite you to join them in celebration of hardship, love, laughter, identity and acceptance through the amazing stories from this often marginalized community.
During the summer of 2013, PlayBuilders developed a new theatrical performance about identity and love based on interviews and stories complied by the Honolulu LGBT community titled Yes, I Am: Stories from Honolulu’s LGBT Community. The performance received critical praise and was filmed by ʻŌlelo when it was produced at Fresh Cafe in Kakaʻako.
Six months later, PlayBuilders continued their dialogue with the LGBTQQI community at Leeward Community College. Audience members who saw the original Yes, I Am: Stories from Honolulu’s LGBT Community will experience a completely new perspective and walk away with new insights into the struggles and joys of Oahuʻs LGBTQQI community.
Tickets are $10 and will go on sale on hour before show time (7 p.m.). Seating is limited to the first 80 ticket holders.