Supporters & Sponsors
Presented by Humanities Guåhan
Co-Produced by TeAda Productions & Breaking Wave Theatre Company
With Support From
Development Partner Organizations
Alliance for Drama Education is a non-profit organization, managed by one of its founders, whose mission since 1980 is to “help young Hawai`i rehearse for life by mastering performance skills needed to win jobs, justice and joy.” Its flagship project T-Shirt Theatre, is a community of practice which engages Kalihi youth from middle school to young adult, to transform their lives through drama and reflective practice. This practice focuses on devising home-grown theatre, as a lab to foster life skills and grow contributing adult citizens. The vortex of our Kalihi community is Farrington High School, whose motto is “Enter to learn, go forth to serve.” For more info visit www.rehearseforlife.com
Pacific Voices Oceania a Program of Kokua Kalihi Valley. The Pacific Voices project is working to perpetuate cultural art forms and history through after-school programming, performances and team sports. Hula classes are providing a venue for youth of all backgrounds. Housed a Kuhio Park Tower B-105, Pacific Voices serves as a Cultural Center for Pacific Islanders. For more info visit kkv.net/index.php/youth-a-family
Micronesian Health Advisory Coalition is a volunteer based organization that advocates for the health and well being of Micronesians to improve their quality of life in seeking justice and equality for the Pacific Community. MHAC promotes a healthy lifestyle through All Mike Sports and provides information about helpful programs and procedures through professional interpreters. MHAC also supports cooperation between Healthcare Providers and the Micronesian Clients who speak many different languages. For more info visit www.mhacoahu.org
Honolulu Theatre for Youth produces professional theatre and drama education programs that make a difference in the lives of young people, families and educators in the state of Hawai‘i. HTY believes that drama education and theatre are unique, socially-based education and art forms that help their participants and audiences walk in the shoes of others, allowing them to expand their imaginations, enrich their lives and discover the infinite possibilities in the world. HTY works towards a future for Hawai‘i in which people are culturally literate and imaginative, are critical thinkers and inventive problem solvers, with a respect for history and a sense of place in a complex world. Founded in 1955, HTY is one of the oldest and most respected children’s theatres in the country. Over 300 new plays for young audiences have been commissioned by HTY. For more info visit www.htyweb.org
Kinisou & Mahalo & Saina Ma'åse' & Thank You
The Creators & Ensemble would like to extend deep gratitude to the many members of the Micronesian Community in Hawai’i who shared their stories and experiences with us through interviews, story circles, and workshops.
Special thanks for bringing Masters of the Currents to Guahan goes out to CJ Ochoco, James Aevermann, Jerome Ocampo, Joyce Torres, Hannah Elmore, Ean Taijeron, Grace Gonzaga, Rayanna Guzman, Mel Etumai, and Breaking Wave Theatre Company members; Dr. Kimberlee Kihleng, Nedine Songeni, Leslie Reynolds, Ruzelle Almonds, and Humanities Guåhan Staff; Sandy Flores of The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities; Dr. James Sellmann, Troy McVey, Christian Jay Santiago of the University of Guam Theatre. Thank you to the community members: Joseph Certeza, Kathy Martin, Kathleen Johnson, Micronesian Climate Change Alliance, Moñeka De Oro, Myracle Mugol, Micronesian Resource Center, Joiel Setik, Angela Duenas, University of Guam Marine Laboratory, Bella Olalia, Ben Schiff, Jose Sablan, Rotaract Club of the Marianas, and all of the TeAda donors and supporters.
Special thanks to the local Guåhan press - Joan Charfauros and KUAM News, Pauly X and PBS Guam, Kyle Mandapat and STAR 101 Guam, Pacific Daily News, Sorensen Media Group, Destiny Cruz and Pacific News Center, and Guam Daily Post.
Thanking the village we come from past to present: Brooke Adams and Robin Wilks-Dunn from UtahPresents; Dr. Hōkūlani K. Aikau, PHD, Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Utah. Marie-Reine Velez and Daria Yudacufski of USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Fran Lujan and Pacific Islander Ethnic Arts Museum, Heidi Quenga, Audrey Alo, Ualani Hoopai, Alisi Tulua, Rita Scanlan, Charlene Kazner, Empowering Pacific Islander Communities, Chaslyn Kuena-Ludwig, John Akapito, Kara Miller and COFA Alliance National Network. Meena Natarajan, Dipankar Mukherjee, Adlyn Carreras, Keila Saucedo, Suzanne Cross and all Pangea World Theater Staff, Nicole M. Smith, Vicente Díaz and Tina DeLisle, Gabriel & Michael Elias, Bob Ryan, Leslie Ishii, Sandy Agustin, Sharon Ramirez, Courtney Gerber, Demiliza Sagaral Saramosing, Xochi de la Luna, Peter Rachleff, Chanida Phaengdara-Potter, Saymoukda Vongsay, Bryan Thao Worra, Kaysone Syonesa, Kaying Yang, Tu Ngonethong, and many more of our vast Lao/tian Refugee Nation and artistic families in the Twin Cities. David Palaita of VASA/City College SF, Levalasi Ane Loi-On of SFSU, Vidhu Singh, Anastacia Powers Cuellar and Jose Cuellar, Sarah Guerra, and all Brava! Staff, Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar, Keith Camacho, Mel Malele of Project M, Debra Spencer-Chun, Lisa Tamashiro, Spenser Kunishige, Tevita Williams, Malakai “Mo” Maumalanga of Adults Friends for Youth, Lillian Tsang and Chris Vandercook of Hawai’i Public Radio, Russell Thoulag of The Fourth Branch, Micronesian Health Advisory Coalition, Dawn Mahi, Susan & James Iwamura, Thomma, Anu and Nouthak Saopeng, Asia Pai, Vantha and Robbie Usher, Farrington High School, Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center, UH Manoa Theatre Department, IBEW FCU Local 1186, Marla “Momi” Musick, Tom Gillen, Ben Duldulao, Aaron Rideout, Jen May Pastores, Eric Johnson & Rebecca Dunning & Dan Kelin of HTY, Kokua Kalihi Valley, Liz Soto of Pacific Tongues, Byron Ono, Mary Therese Perez Hattori, Darlene Rodrigues, Kevin & Alma Chang, Tamana Paul Poli O’toko, Micky Huihui of Hawaii People’s Fund, Aleks Munoz, Tulpe Day, Jackie Pualani Johnson, Jim Mellon, UH Hilo Pacific Islander Student Center, Talaite Petrowski, Brad Tanabe, Kristin Jackson, Tamera Heine, Nathan Fitch, Paul Hadik and Daniel Lin of PREL, Craig Santos Perez, Evelyn Sowas, Matt Gilbertson, AFY youth, Pacific Voices youth and elders, Project M of Farrington High School youth, Jones Kikku, Shannon Kikku, Danielle Vassalotti, Rufina Joseph, Joanna Jacob, Xavier Fethal, Consita Albert, Sepe Hadik, Nicole Hadik, Hans Hanis, Jermine Kaipat, George Kon, Jay Laeno, Sarah Manamtam, Mackson Phillip, Misa Tupou, Azia Yalap, HTY Ensemble and T-shirt Theatre Ensemble.
This tour is part of the nationwide li"Democracy and the Informed Citizen" initiative funded by a grant awarded to Humanities Guåhan from the Mellon Foundation in partnership with the Federation of State Humanities Councils.This project is also supported in part by a sponsorship to Humanities Guåhan from the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA), the National Endowment for the Arts, Government of Guam, and the Office of the Governor.
Special thanks to our sponsors - AltrXEgo Entertainment, T-Factory, Bank of Guam, Future Smiles Orthodontics, Coast 360, the University of Guam, the University of Guam College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Guam Theatre, Agana Shopping Center, and Bank of Guam.
Masters of the Currents was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Masters of the Currents is a National Performance Network /Visual Artists Network (NPN) Creation Fund co-commissioned by Maui Arts & Cultural Center (lead commissioner), TeAda Productions, Brava Theater Center, Pangea World Theater, and NPN. For more information: www.npnweb.org. The NPN/VAN Creation & Development Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts , Network of Ensemble Theaters’ Travel & Exchange Network (NET/TEN), The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Hawai’i People’s Fund and Kim Coco Fund for Justice of the Iwamoto Family Foundation.
TeAda Productions is supported in part by funding from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Workforce Empowerment Grant, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, LA Arts Recovery Fund, and the Go Fund Me AAPI Community Fund.