Teachers: We suggest you introduce one or two concepts a day before seeing the play.
Where were you born?
I was born in Honolulu.
Where did you go to school?
I went to Kamehameha.
Who was your best friend when you were a kid?
I didn’t have a best friend until high school, my friend Kamarin.
What were your favorite stories?
My favorite stories as a kid was “The Magician’s Nephew”, Greek myths, and “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales”.
When did you start doing theatre?
I did a nativity scene gig in preschool, and had to do a play in 5th grade. I really started acting when I was 16.
Why do you like doing theatre?
I like theatre because it’s like seeing imagination come to life, like no other art form. It’s like a real-life video game, where you can play pretend. I love thinking and reflecting and going on a journey with some characters and an audience for a couple hours in a theater. It’s like my favorite thing to do.
What’s been the most rewarding part of working on this play?
Working on Home of the Brave is very touching to me. I worked a little bit on Hickam as a musician for a church service, and even though many of my relatives served in the military, I never had a real military experience until I worked there. I’m honored to be sharing a story about a sub-culture we don’t think too much about, and I’m excited to have other children understand a snippet of what their classmates or family members go thru being a military family.
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