The PlayBuilder’s Ensemble presents Xenophobia: Face Your Fears to be hosted by The Leeward Theatre at Leeward Community College on October 16, 17, and 18 at 8 p.m.
Directed by November Morris, Xenophobia: Face Your Fears is a collection of stories and folk tales that address and challenge social prejudices, along with the anxiety and fear that derive from it. Topics such as same sex relationships, bullying, sexual abuse, foreign cultures and medical drug use are brought forth and presented to the audience to help demystify and address some of the misplaced fears that accompany them.
The PlayBuilders Ensemble is a group of socially conscious performers who gather once a week to develop performance pieces while they learn the art of community collaborative theatre under the tutelage of Associate Artistic Director November Morris. Their mission is to help Hawaiʻi’s rich and diverse communities explore and share place, identity, relationships, history and cultures through theatre. PlayBuilders is currently the resident theatre company of The Leeward Theatre.
Tickets for Xenophobia: Face Your Fears will be available at the door on the evening of the performance and will go on sale one hour before show time (7 p.m.). Seating is limited to the first 80 ticket holders.
- $10 students
- $20 general admission
For more information, visit the PlayBuilders Ensemble website.
—By Kapiʻolani Ching