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This years’ selected playwrights for PlayBuilders’ Festival of Original Plays (photo courtesy of PlayBuilders)

The Leeward Theatre presents PlayBuilders’ 3rd Annual Festival of Original Plays on Thursday, May 8 and Friday, May 9, 7–10 p.m. and Saturday, May 10 3–10 p.m. at the Leeward Lab Theatre.

New, original works written by outstanding local playwrights will be read by Honolulu’s best actors. Directors from Kumu Kahua Theatre, The Actors’ Group, The University of Hawaiʻi and PlayBuilders of Hawaiʻi Theatre Company have volunteered their time and talent to insure that the quality of each presentation will be outstanding.

Don’t miss a night of this very special series because no play is presented more than once. This years selected playwrights are (in the order of being presented), Cynthia Wicks, Richard Goodman, Mark Tjarks, Kirstyn Trombetta, Timothy Adams, Neal Milner, Kelsie K.A. Pualoa, Edward Pickard, Anthony Pignataro, Doug Ross, Kemuel DeMoville and David Penhallow Scott.

Founded in 2011, PlayBuilders’ AFOP provides an outlet for new plays and playwrights written by, with, and for the people of Hawaiʻi. Recent successes from the festival include Nancy Moss’ Will the Real Charlie Chan Please Stand Up and Jan Shiarella McGrath’s Outage.

Play readings may be one act or full length plays. Following each reading there will be a discussion of the play with the festival panel and the audience. Go to the PlayBuilders’ website for the lineup along with dates and times of each reading.

More about PlayBuilders

PlayBuilders is a multi-ethnic ensemble of experienced theatre makers who help Hawaiʻi’s communities explore their identity, history, peoples and cultures through theatre.

PlayBuilders is currently the Company in Residence; at The Leeward Theatre for the 2013–2014 season.

Ticket Information

Tickets will only be available at the door on the evening of the performance and go on sale one hour before show time (7 p.m.). Tickets are $10 general admission, no discounts or coupons. Seating is limited to the first 80 ticket holders.

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