The Waipahu Project

April 23, 24, & 25 @ 8pm

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In Summary:

WHAT: The Waipahu Project - Community Collaborative Theatre!

WHERE: The Leeward Theatre at Leeward Community College (Main Stage)

WHEN: April 23, 24, 25 at 8pm


BUY TICKETS: Online at http://LCCTheatre.hawaii.edu/ OR by calling

808-455-0385 OR box office will open one hour before show time.


COST: $25 General; $20 Military/Seniors 55+/UH Students, Faculty, Staff; $15 Leeward Community College Students/Children 12 and under.

The Leeward Theatre & PlayBuildersare proud to present our 2015 Community Collaborative Production!

PlayBuilders of Hawaiʻi Theater Company, in collaboration with The Leeward Theatre, presents The Waipahu Project written by Leeward Community College student and PlayBuilders’ 2015 Playwright-in-Residence, Kirstyn Trombetta.


The Waipahu Project is based on stories shared with us by Waipahu residents with the help of PlayBuilders community organizers between April of 2014 and February 2015. Methods for collection included a series of story circles hosted by community organizations such as Hawaiʻi’s Plantation Village, Waipahu Community Coalition, Leeward Community College and Waipahu High School Early College program. In addition, the play continues in the tradition of community-collaborative work as we feature a large number of Waipahu residents as performers in the piece.


The Waipahu Project reflects on the evolution of this sometimes-marginalized community displaying moments throughout history when Waipahu was a leader in what would become island-wide change. From the days when fresh water burst forth from the Waipahu artisan spring and was considered by Hawaiians the capital of Oʻahu, to the Oʻahu Sugar Company days when immigrants from all over the world worked the fields, to the arrival of other immigrant groups and the challenges of today’s Honolulu Rail Transit Project. We invite you to join us in a celebration of love, hardship, and resilience through the amazing history of this town.

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