I Lala Mauliola (Working Title)

Written and Performed by Honolulu Theatre for Youth Ensemble

Produced by Honolulu Theatre for Youth

From Honolulu, HI

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Bringing together stories, shared ritual, and theatrical design, the company’s ensemble, including a majority of Native Hawaiian artists, will devise a piece centered around practices and perspectives of healing, including elements such as salt, breath and Hooponopono, a traditional system of restorative justice. Each element will be explored using a mix of distinct theatrical tools; chant, movement, puppetry, dance, music, projections, participatory or interactive engagement, discussion, and time for reflection.


Created in partnership with the Bishop Museum and cultural elders and leaders, the performance is intended for a multi-generational audience, so audience members young and old can have this restorative experience together.


This performance is being developed in 2021-2022 with opportunities for early presentations in spring 2023 and a broader national tour in 2023-2024.

Best for Grades 3rd+, Multi-generational audiences
Best for Audience Size: Medium, Large

About the Company

No video currently available of the project, but please contact us to watch other samples of HTY's work

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Curriculum Connections

  • Fine Arts: Performance, Film, Puppetry, Multi-media design

  • Language Arts: Oral History Interviews, traditional fables

  • History/Social Studies: Native & Indigenous Cultures; Man’s relationship/connection to Nature; Hawaiian & Pacific Island culture & history

  • Social/Emotional Learning Development: Bravery, Resilience, Community, Racism, Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self Management, and Relationship Skills.

Outreach & Workshops

Please contact us if additional outreach or workshops is something you'd like to explore. A member of the creative team may be available to deliver pre or post show workshops or a live Q&A for participating audiences. Please connect with us about outreach activities that best engage your teachers and schools. 


Minimum Tech Specs


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Artistic Team


Devised by the HTY ensemble, including a majority of Native Hawaiians,
and toured with 5 performers and 1 stage manager.

Critical Acclaim


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About the Company

Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) produces professional theatre and drama education programs that make a difference in the lives of young people, families and educators in the state of Hawaii.

HTY believes that drama education and theatre are unique, socially-based education and art forms that help their participants and audiences walk in the shoes of others, allowing them to expand their imaginations, enrich their lives and discover the infinite possibilities in the world. HTY works towards a future for Hawaii in which people are culturally literate and imaginative, are critical thinkers and inventive problem solvers, with a respect for history and a sense of place in a complex world.

Founded in 1955, HTY is one of the oldest and most respected children’s theatres in the country. HTY has served over five million people through school and family performances and drama education programs. Over 300 new plays for young audiences have been commissioned by HTY.

HTY has used their talents in new ways during the Covid era and, with a partnership with NMG Network and Hawaii News Now, created a new type of children’s television program. Grounded in their geography and the many diverse cultures that make Hawaii special, the program is unlike anything currently available in children’s television and marks the beginning of a hybrid future for HTY as both theatre and digital media creator.  Check out  HTY's television show THE HI WAY as well as other information about the company and their work on their website here.

Past Productions

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