Kumu Kahua Theatre was founded on the notion of playwright development, focused on this place and her people.  We continue to develop artists of many ilk, but script artistry is our core.

We offer script-writing classes each summer.  Please see our classes page for complete information on upcoming classes.

Each year, Kumu Kahua Theatre conducts a playwriting contest with three categories:

  • Plays set in Hawai`i
  • Plays set in the Pacific Rim
  • Plays of any topic, written by residents of Hawai`i

Typically, this contest will attract 30+ new scripts from as many playwrights in various stages of their writing careers.  Winning playwrights receive cash prizes and are regularly offered the opportunity to see their scripts included in a future Kumu Kahua season.

Do you have a script or two in you?  To learn more about submitting your script for consideration, contact us!