Local Playwright Lee Cataluna To Teach Playwriting Class At Kumu Kahua Theatre!
Honolulu, HI: Have you ever had an idea that you thought would make a great play, but didn’t know how to write it? Well here’s your chance! Kumu Kahua Theatre will be offering a playwriting class for adults with playwright Lee Cataluna, beginning June 19.
The class will be held at The Academy of Film & Television – 1174 Waimanu Street, Suite #A, Honolulu (a block and a half Ewa from Ala Moana Mall) behind Tahiti Imports and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information, or to reserve a place in the class, call the Kumu Kahua Theatre Business Office at 536-4222. For more information about this and Kumu Kahua productions, visit www.KumuKahua.org.
WHEN: 6 classes; 10am to 12:30pm, Saturdays, June 19, 26, July 3, 10 17, 24.
WHERE: The Academy of Film & Television – 1174 Waimanu Street, Suite #A, Honolulu (a block and a half Ewa from Ala Moana Mall) behind Tahiti Imports.
WHAT: Beginning playwriting - Once you learn how to analyze a scene, you will never watch a movie or a play the same way again. It won't ruin the experience for you -- quite the opposite. It will sharpen your palate for drama the way a cooking class teaches you to appreciate subtleties of taste and the fullness of flavor.
In this class, we will read and analyze plays and do a lot of writing. We will talk about writing effective dialogue, shaping a scene and how to keep your gem of an idea going to sustain a full script. Students will learn how to never get writers' block. Really.
Lee Cataluna is a playwright, journalist and author. Six of her plays premiered at Kumu Kahua. She has been a student of Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, Y York and the David Henry Hwang Playwriting Institute at East West Players. In 2004, she was honored with the Cades Award for Literature for her body of work. She served as Keables Chair for creative writing at Iolani School. Her novel "Three Years on Doreen's Sofa" will be published by Bamboo Ridge in 2011. She believes playwriting class should be fun, nurturing and inspiring because writing can be so lonely and junk.
Kumu Kahua productions are made possible with support from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, celebrating more than thirty years of culture and the arts in Hawai‘I, and the National Endowment for the Arts; The Annenberg Foundation; Paid for in part by the taxpayers of the City & County of Honolulu; the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, Mufi Hannemann, Mayor; and Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.