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"Dragonfly: A Young Local Girl's Journey Through Foster Care" at Nanakuli Performing Arts Center

"Dragonfly: A Young Local Girl's Journey Through Foster Care" at Nanakuli Performing Arts Center

Dragonfly

NHIS Multi-Purpose Cafe

November 9-18

Fri, Sat at 7:00pm, Sun at 3:00pm

Nanakuli Performing Arts Center, in collaboration with PlayBuilders Theatre Company, is proud to present Dragonfly: A Young Local Girl's Journey Through Foster Care. It tells the story of former foster youths’ experiences in the system and their struggles  with family, life, love, and forgiveness. Dragonfly is a community engaged, original musical play based on story circles and interviews conducted by Terri Madden with Oahu's former foster youth, therapists and social workers in 2016.  Songs written by  Layla Kilolu , Apu Turano and Ruth Shiroma Foster.  Supported by the Mele Program at Honolulu Community College, with musical tracks directed by Ruth Shiroma Foster, featuring professional music artists like Leeward Community Collage music professors John Signore, and Shane Whitener with their students Kyle Perfect, Deither Cauton, and Honybal Sosa. Recording artists Starr Kalahahiki, Alexis Michelle Bugarin, and the Reverend Ryan Souza let their voices to support the Nanakuli Performing Arts Center students. Tickets:  brownpapertickets.com/event/3631653

Aloha Theatre casts "A Christmas Story"

Aloha Theatre casts "A Christmas Story"

"#MeToo Survivor's Circle" at the ARTS at Mark's Garage

"#MeToo Survivor's Circle" at the ARTS at Mark's Garage