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
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.