Posted at 7:57 a.m., Thursday, May 31, 2007
Hawaii Theatre gets educator grant
Advertiser StaffThe Hawaii Theatre Center has received a second $52,000 grant to support its educational programs and specifically the continuation of an education director.
The grantor, Mary D. and Walter F. Frear Eleemosynary Trust, had awarded the Hawaii Theatre $52,000 last year to hire its first education director, Hester Kamin, to help create a program at the Hawaii Theatre for students in grades kindergarten through 12. The formation of the Hawaii Young Actors Ensemble, with Maryknoll School as a partner, enabled the theater organize an apprenticeship program to stage Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in May.
Youth classes will continue this summer, culminating in a July stage production, and an expansion of the apprenticeships with a planned April 2008 launch of a second Shakespeare play, "The Tempest."
For details on the education program, call Kamin at 732-0358.