2022 SUMMER
FESTIVAL & SCHOOL

Ohana Arts, in partnership with the University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Theatre & Dance presents the 2022 Summer Festival and School this June and July.  The program provides a unique opportunity for students ages 6-18 to study with world-class faculty and guest artists from around the country in music, dance, and drama through intensive 5 and 6-week programs.

 
Student Handbook

ARTS. LOVE. PEACE.

Be the kind of young artist that can INSPIRE OTHERS, CONNECT PEOPLE, and CHANGE THE WORLD.   Grow your skills and learn from some of the most exciting instructors in the industry.    Be amongst some of the best talent in the world, the kindest of hearts, and friends who not only love what you love, but who wholeheartedly want to create memories of a lifetime with you.   Join us at 'Ohana Arts this summer, a haven in the pacific where we spread love and peace through the universal language of the arts. 

 

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5 &6-Week Musical Theatre Programs

For students completing grades 1-12

June 13th - July 24th**, 2022 

**The class/rehearsal schedule from July 18th-24th depends on what production the student has been placed in.  

This summer we are thrilled to be back in-person at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. We will be offering the following 5 and 6-week full-time and part-time (afternoons) programs:

6-WK MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE

(Full-Time, for students completing Gr. 1-6)>>

6-WK JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE ACADEMY

(Full-Time, for students completing Gr. 7-9)>>

6-WK PRE-COLLEGE MUSICAL THEATRE ACADEMY

(Full-Time, for students completing Gr.10-12) >>

6-WK MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION WORKSHOP

(Afternoons, for students completing Gr. 1-12) >>

5-WK MUSICAL THEATRE TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP (NEW!!)

(Mornings, for students completing Gr. 1-12) >>

 
 

MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE (6-Weeks**)

For students completing grades 1-6 (SY 2021-22)

**NOTE: The class/rehearsal schedule from July 18th-24th depends on what production the student has been placed in.  

Musical Theatre Intensive Program

For students completing grades 1-6 (SY 2021-22)

M-F, 8 AM-4:30 PM • June 13th-July 24th 2022**

Tuition and Fees:  $2,250

**NOTE: The class/rehearsal schedule from July 18th-24th depends on what production the student has been placed in.  

Program Description:  Students completing Grades 1-6 are invited to register for the Ohana Arts Musical Theatre Intensive, which is our flagship commuter day-camp program that meets daily, Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm from June 13th-July 24th** (**NOTE: The class/rehearsal schedule from July 18th-24th will vary depending on what production the student has been placed in.   The program is geared for students who have some experience in the performing arts or display a strong interest.  Enrollment is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The day is structured so that students take technique-building classes each morning in Acting, Dance, and Music in the mornings, and rehearse for a fully staged musical theatre production in the afternoons.  Students are placed into morning classes by age group and experience.  

 

The morning classes will culminate in a Summer Musical Showcase performance on Friday, July 15th, 2022. The showcase features various solo and group dances, original works, and collaborative musical numbers from a wide variety of musical genres. 

 

In the afternoons, students will rehearse for a fully staged musical production, which will be professionally staged either in the 600-seat Kennedy Theater or the 150-seat Ernst Lab Theatre on the University of Hawaii Campus (both newly renovated).  Students will be placed in one of the following 2022 summer productions: "NEWSIES" or "MATILDA", (Please note that in order to provide the best experience possible, Ohana Arts reserves the right to change the production lineup if needed).  In addition to music, dance, and acting technique classes, participation in the Summer Musical Showcase and Musical Theatre Production, students in the Musical Theatre Intensive Program will also partake in:
 

  • Weekly private voice lessons (Five 30-minute lessons), culminating in a voice recital on either July 16th & 17th 

  • One elective course that meets twice a week for 45 minutes

  • Opportunities to perform in camp coffeehouses/open mic sessions, and participate in discussions with special industry guests.

  • Lunchtime activities and games

Registration Deadline:  Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis as space is limited.  A $400 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of initial registration in order to secure a spot in the program.  The remaining balance is due by May 16th, 2022.  

Placement Auditions:  Students are required to attend placement auditions prior to the start of the program.  These auditions are for class and production placement only, and do not affect a student's enrollment status.   Audition requirements and schedule will be sent out in late April.   Placement auditions will take place on May 21st & 22nd, 2022, and call back auditions will take place on June 4th & 5th, 2022.  
 

Sample Daily Schedule:

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Announcements

8:25 AM - 9:15 AM  Acting

9:15-9:30 AM Break/Transition
9:30-10:20  Dance

10:20-10:35 Break/Transition

10:35-11:25 AM Music

11:25 AM-12:05 PM  Lunch

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Lunchtime Activities/Elective

1:15 PM-4:30 PM Afternoon Rehearsals

LIST OF IMPORTANT DATES

May 16th - Tuition Balance Due

May 21st - Placement Auditions

June 4th - Call Back Auditions 

June 12th - Mandatory Parent and Student Meeting

June 13th - First Day of Program

July 4th - NO SCHOOL (4th of July Holiday)

July 15th - Musical Showcase Production

July 16th-17th - Voice Recitals 

July 21st-24th -  Musical Theatre Productions Performance Weekend

 

MUSICAL THEATRE ACADEMY (6-Weeks**)

*NOTE: The class/rehearsal schedule from July 18th-24th depends on what production the student has been placed in.  

Junior Musical Theatre Academy 

For students completing grades 7-9 (SY 2021-22)

M-F, 8 AM-4:30 PM • June 13th-July 24th 2022**

Tuition and Fees:  $2,250

**NOTE: The class/rehearsal schedule from July 18th-24th depends on what production the student has been placed in. 

 

The Ohana Arts Junior Academy is an intensive program that is geared for students who have a love for musical theatre and are serious about developing their skills as young artists.  In the mornings, students will take intensive acting, dance, and music classes taught by visiting professors from the country's top musical theater colleges and universities.  The curriculum will include scene study, acting through song, musical theatre dance techniques, monologues, repertoire & song choice and more. In the afternoons, students will rehearse for a fully staged musical theatre production.

 

Past Academy faculty have included professors from Boston Conservatory, University of Michigan, Emerson College, NYU, and Walnut Hill School of the Arts.  Please check back at a later date for the 2022 faculty list.
 

The morning academy classes will culminate in a Summer Musical Showcase performance on Friday, July 15th, 2022. The showcase features various solo and group dances, original works, and collaborative musical numbers from a wide variety of musical genres. 

 

In the afternoons, students will also rehearse for a fully staged musical production, which will be professionally staged either in the 600-seat Kennedy Theater or the 150-seat Ernst Lab Theatre on the University of Hawaii Campus (both newly renovated).  Students will be placed in one of the following 2022 summer productions: "NEWSIES" or "MATILDA" (Please note that in order to provide the best experience possible, Ohana Arts reserves the right to change the production lineup if needed).  In addition to music, dance, and acting technique classes, participation in the Summer Musical Showcase and Musical Theatre Production, students in the Junior Musical Theatre Academy will also partake in:
 

  • Weekly private voice lessons (Five 30-minute lessons), culminating in a voice recital on either July 16th & 17th 

  • One elective course that meets twice a week for 45 minutes

  • Opportunities to perform in camp coffeehouses/open mic sessions, and participate in discussions with special industry guests.

  • Lunchtime activities and games
     

Registration Deadline:  Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis as space is limited.  A $400 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of initial registration in order to secure a spot in the program.  The remaining balance is due by May 16th, 2022.  

Placement Auditions:  Students are required to attend placement auditions prior to the start of the program.  These auditions are for class and production placement only, and do not affect a student's enrollment status.   Audition requirements and schedule will be sent out in late April.   Placement auditions will take place on May 21st, 2022, and call back auditions will take place on June 4th, 2022.  

Sample Daily Schedule:

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Announcements

8:25 AM - 9:15 AM  Acting

9:15-9:30 AM Break/Transition
9:30-10:20  Dance

10:20-10:35 Break/Transition

10:35-11:25 AM Music

11:25 AM-12:05 PM  Lunch

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Lunchtime Activities/Elective

1:15 PM-4:30 PM Afternoon Rehearsals

LIST OF IMPORTANT DATES

May 16th - Tuition Balance Due

May 22st - Placement Auditions

June 4th  - Call Back Auditions 

June 12th - Mandatory Parent and Student Meeting

June 13th - First Day of Program

July 4th - NO SCHOOL (4th of July Holiday)

July 15th - Musical Showcase Production

July 16th-17th - Voice Recitals 

July 21st-24th -  Musical Theatre Productions - Performance Weekend  

Pre-College Musical Theatre Academy 

For students completing grades 10-12 (SY 2021-22)

M-F, 8 AM-4:30 PM • June 13th-July 24th 2022**

Tuition and Fees:  $2,250

**NOTE: The class/rehearsal schedule from July 18th-24th depends on what production the student has been placed in.  

The Ohana Arts Pre-College Academy is an intensive program that is geared for students who have a love for musical theatre and are interested in pursuing the performing arts post-high school.  In the mornings, students will take intensive acting, dance, and music classes taught by visiting professors from the country's top musical theater colleges and universities, then rehearse for a fully-staged musical in the afternoons.  The curriculum will include scene study, acting through song, musical theatre dance techniques, monologues, repertoire & song choice and more.  In addition, the pre-college academy curriculum will place special focus on college prep and audition techniques, which will provide students with insights on how to prepare for video prescreen auditions, will share specifics of what various college programs are looking for in prospective students, and will go into the differences between university, conservatory, and liberal arts musical theater programs.  Students will also learn audition skills, such as dancing in heels, learning how to select one classic and one contemporary monologue appropriate for each student, and how to prepare/perform a 16-32 bar cut of a chosen audition song.    

Past Pre-College Academy faculty have included professors from Boston Conservatory, University of Michigan, Emerson College, NYU, and Walnut Hill School of the Arts.  Please check back at a later date for the 2022 faculty list.
 

The morning academy classes will culminate in a Summer Musical Showcase performance on Friday, July 15th, 2022. The showcase features various solo and group dances, original works, and collaborative musical numbers from a wide variety of musical genres. 

 

In the afternoons, students will also rehearse for a fully staged musical production, which will be professionally staged either in the 600-seat Kennedy Theater or the 150-seat Ernst Lab Theatre on the University of Hawaii Campus (both newly renovated).  Students will be placed in one of the following 2022 summer productions: "NEWSIES" or "MATILDA" (Please note that in order to provide the best experience possible, Ohana Arts reserves the right to change the production lineup if needed).   In addition to music, dance, and acting technique classes, participation in the Summer Musical Showcase and Musical Theatre Production, students in the Pre-College Musical Theatre Academy will also partake in:
 

  • Weekly private voice lessons (Five 30-minute lessons), culminating in a voice recital on either July 16th & 17th 

  • One elective course that meets twice a week for 45 minutes

  • Opportunities to perform in camp coffeehouses/open mic sessions, and participate in discussions with special industry guests.

  • Lunchtime activities and games
     

Registration Deadline:  Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis as space is limited.  A $400 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of initial registration in order to secure a spot in the program.  The remaining balance is due by May 16th, 2022.  

Placement Auditions:  Students are required to attend placement auditions prior to the start of the program.  These auditions are for class and production placement only, and do not affect a student's enrollment status.   Audition requirements and schedule will be sent out in late April.   Placement auditions will take place on May 21st, 2022, and call back auditions will take place on June 4th, 2022.  

Sample Daily Schedule:

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Announcements

8:25 AM - 9:15 AM  Acting

9:15-9:30 AM Break/Transition
9:30-10:20  Dance

10:20-10:35 Break/Transition

10:35-11:25 AM Music

11:25 AM-12:05 PM  Lunch

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Lunchtime Activities/Elective

1:15 PM-4:30 PM Afternoon Rehearsals

LIST OF IMPORTANT DATES

May 16th - Tuition Balance Due

May 22st-22nd - Placement Auditions

June 4th-5th  - Call Back Auditions 

June 12th - Mandatory Parent and Student Meeting

June 13th - First Day of Program

July 4th - NO SCHOOL (4th of July Holiday)

July 15th - Musical Showcase Performance

July 16th-17th - Voice Recitals 

July 21st-24th -  Musical Theatre Productions - Performance Weekend 

 
 

MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION WORKSHOP

(6-Weeks, Afternoons-Only) 

For students completing grades 1-12

M-Fri, 1:00-4:30 PM*  • June 13th-July 24th**, 2022

Tuition and Fees:  $1450

*Students enrolled in the Musical Theatre production Workshop must choose at registration to either begin at 1:00 PM for rehearsals only, or to report to Ohana Arts earlier (by 12:15 PM) for lunchtime activities/electives.  

**NOTE: The class/rehearsal schedule from July 18th-24th depends on what production the student has been placed in. 

The 6-Week, half-day (afternoons only) Musical Theatre Production Workshop open to students completing grades 1-12 as of June 2022.   Students who participate in this program will experience the full rehearsal process leading up to fully staged performances of one of the following 2022 summer productions: "NEWSIES" or "MATILDA" (Please note that in order to provide the best experience possible, Ohana Arts reserves the right to change the production lineup if needed).  

 

Registration Deadline:  Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis as space is limited.  A $250 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of initial registration in order to secure a spot in the program.  The remaining balance is due by May 16th, 2022.  

 

Placement Auditions:  Students are required to attend placement auditions prior to the start of the program.  These auditions are for class and production placement only, and do not affect a student's enrollment status.   Audition requirements and schedule will be sent out in late April.  Placement auditions will take place on May 21st & 22nd, 2022, and call back auditions will take place on June 4th & 5th, 2022.  

LIST OF IMPORTANT DATES

May 16th - Tuition Balance Due

May 21st - Placement Auditions

June 4th - Call Back Auditions 

June 12th - Mandatory Parent and Student Meeting

June 13th - First Day of Program

July 4th - NO SCHOOL (4th of July Holiday)

July 21st-24th -  Musical Theatre Productions - Performance Weekend 

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"Miss Saigon (School Edition)", Summer 2019

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"Cats", Summer 2019

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"Avenue Q (School Edition)", Summer 2017

 

MUSICAL THEATRE TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP

(5-Weeks, Mornings-Only) 

 

For students completing grades 1-12

M-Fri, 8:00-11:30 AM* (or 1:00 PM) • June 13th-July 15th, 2022

Tuition and Fees:  $1250

*Students enrolled in the Musical Theatre Techniques Workshop must choose at registration to either end at 11:30 AM for classes only, or to stay at Ohana Arts through lunch period and lunchtime activities/electives, until 1:00 PM.

The 5-Week, half-day (mornings-only) Musical Theatre Techniques Workshop open to students completing grades 1-12 as of June 2022.  Students enrolled in this program will take technique-building classes each morning in Acting, Dance, and Music from visiting industry professionals.  

 

Students in grades 7-12 will take intensive acting, dance, and music classes taught by visiting professors from the country's top musical theater colleges and universities.  The curriculum will include scene study, acting through song, musical theatre dance techniques, monologues, repertoire & song choice and more.  Past Pre-College Academy faculty have included professors from Boston Conservatory, University of Michigan, Emerson College, NYU, and Walnut Hill School of the Arts.  Please check back at a later date for the 2022 faculty list. 

 

The morning classes will culminate in a Summer Musical Showcase performance on Friday, July 15th, 2022. The showcase features various solo and group dances, original works, and collaborative musical numbers from a wide variety of musical genres. 

 

Registration Deadline:  Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis as space is limited.  A $200 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of initial registration in order to secure a spot in the program.  The remaining balance is due by May 16th, 2022.  

 

Placement Auditions:  Students are required to attend placement auditions prior to the start of the program.  These auditions are for class and production placement only, and do not affect a student's enrollment status.   Audition requirements and schedule will be sent out in late April.  Placement auditions will take place on May 21st, 2022, and call back auditions will take place on June 4th, 2022.  

LIST OF IMPORTANT DATES

May 16th - Tuition Balance Due

May 21st - Placement Auditions

June 4th - Call Back Auditions 

June 12th - Mandatory Parent and Student Meeting

June 13th - First Day of Program

July 4th - NO SCHOOL (4th of July Holiday)

July 15th - Musical Showcase Performance

 

2022 FACULTY & STAFF

JENNI BARBER

Director/Choreographer, “Matilda”

Acting Instructor (Junior Academy and Pre-College Academy)

Broadway credits include Wicked (Glinda),  All My Sons (Lydia Lubey), Sunday in the Park with George (Celeste #2/ Elaine), The Nance (Joan), Annie (Grace Farrell), The Performers (Sundown LeMay) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive Ostrovsky). New York and regional credits include the Signature Theatre revival of Lynn Nottage’s By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Gloria Mitchell), the Huntington Theatre Company production of Sunday in the Park with George (Dot/Marie - Elliot Norton Award-winner), Private Lives (Hartford Stage), As You Like It & The Tempest (Sam Mendes' The Bridge Project), From Up Here (Manhattan Theatre Club), Paint Your Wagon and A New Brain (Encores!), Oklahoma! (The Muny), and Guys and Dolls (Music Theatre of Wichita). Television credits include “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” "Master of None," “Elementary,” “Smash,” “Law & Order: SVU” and the Emmy Award winning “The Electric Company.” Graduate of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department.

 

BREE PETERS

Director, “Newsies”

Bree Peters is a 5th generation local who spent her life in the Hawaii theatre scene, since she was a young girl. She has worked professionally as an actress, director, producer, and a puppet designer/creator, at many of Oahus theatres. She is most well known for her nearly 40 year relationship with Manoa Valley Theatre, where she served as the Associate Producer, and Artistic Director, before moving to Hawaii Island in 2017. She has produced hundreds of productions both for TV and stage. As an actress some of her favorite roles have been Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Constance, in the Constant Wife, Barbara in August Osage County. and one of the five women in Love, Loss, and What I Wore.  As a Director, her productions of Fun Home, and Peter and the StarCatcher have been highlights. She currently serves as the Artistic Director for Hawaii ArtSpace (HA), a theatrical non-profit she founded a few years back, that has recently moved from Hawaii Island, to Oahu. This is Bree's first project with Ohana Arts, and she is excited to work with Hawaii's talented youth again!

 

JASON DEBORD

Music Director, “Matilda”

Music Instructor (Junior Academy and Pre-College Academy)

Jason DeBord is Associate Professor of Musical Theatre at the world-renowned University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.  He was the resident music supervisor for both the Broadway and national tour productions of Once – The Musical and cast the production of the show in Seoul, South Korea. His Broadway credits also include Shrek, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Rock of Ages, Legally Blonde, All Shook Up, and Rent among others. Other New York credits include Bare – The Musical, Fat Camp, Bat Boy – The Musical, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, City Center Encores!, and countless developmental productions of new works. In the summer of 2020, he served as segment producer for the St. Louis Muny’s Online Variety Hour. He also created new dance, vocal and song arrangements for the revised version of Lerner & Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon, which was produced at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, the Ordway Theatre in St Paul and the St. Louis Muny. DeBord played and conducted the national tours of A Chorus Line, Rent, and Urinetown – The Musical. His playing is featured prominently in the 2009 Sony Pictures Classics release Every Little Step, and he has played on multiple recordings for stage, film and television. Regionally, DeBord has worked on new musical theater productions at the Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, A.C.T., the Alliance Theater, and the 5th Avenue Theater.

 

RACHEL MACKENZIE

Music Director, “Newsies”

Music Instructor, Musical Theatre Intensive Program

Rachel MacKenzie is a NYC based Singer, Music Director, Accompanist, Teaching Artist, and general enthusiast of all things arts. Rachel is a Professor at the University of Albany, works as an accompanist and coach at NYU Steinhardt, and serves as a Voice Teacher at NYC Vocal Studio. Her students have performed Off Broadway, in National Tours, Regional Theaters, and Karaoke Bars around the country. You can also find her singing backup for some of Broadway’s favorite voices, acting in shows, learning new instruments, and having jam sessions with her friends and family. Instagram: @ramackenzie, @racheldoesthesingthing

 

LEXIE FRARE

Choreographer, “Newsies”

Music Instructor (Junior Academy and Pre-College Academy)

Lexie Fennell Frare is thrilled to be joining the faculty at Ohana Arts. She holds a B.F.A in Musical Theater from Emerson College and a Masters in Educational Theater from the City College of New York. Lexie is the Resident Choreographer of the White Plains Performing Arts Center, an equity company located right outside of NYC. She has also choreographed for numerous other companies and new works festivals such as Westchester Broadway Theater, Depot Theater, Millbrook Playhouse, Midtown International Theater Festival and New York Theater Festival. Lexie was nominated for Best Choreographer for the Midtown International Theater Festival, as well as multiple Broadway World Awards for her work at WPPAC. Lexie has also been on the roster of teaching artists at Disney Theatrical Group, Carnegie Hall Education and the Lee Strasburg Institute. She works with students all over the country, prepping them for college auditions and interviews in the performing arts. She is currently a full time musical theater and drama teacher at Riverdale Country School in NY. 

 

LAURIE  RUBIN (Ohana Arts Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director)

Private Voice Instructor

Acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Laurie Rubin performs in a variety of genres, including classical, pop, and musical theater. New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini praised her “compelling artistry,”“communicative power,” and the “earthy, rich, and poignant qualities” of her voice. Los Angeles Times critic Mark Swed described her as “a young mezzo-soprano whose voice is darkly complex and mysteriously soulful and who adds intense emphasis to every word of text.” Laurie has performed with the likes of conductor John Williams and opera star Frederica von Stade. She has given concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and the White House, among others, presenting programs that tell her unique story through music. Her album Do You Dream In Color? was release in 2012, the same year as her memoir of the same name, published by Seven Stories Press. The title track of the album, co-written by Laurie and composer Bruce Adolphe, premiered in its orchestral version in a performance she gave at the International Human Rights Conference in Lucerne, Switzerland and in a performance she gave with the LA Chamber Orchestra. Laurie is co-founder and Co-Artistic Director of Ohana Arts. In 2013, she embarked on an extensive North American concert and book tour.  She and composer/producer, Jenny Taira form the vocal-piano duo, PureLand. Their first single and music video, “The Girl I Am,” was released in March 2014.  She and Jenny have also written the Ohana Arts original musicals, "Peace On Your Wings" and "Class of 2020".

 

SARAH DANVERS

Group Manager, “Explorers/Believers”

Stage Manager, “Matilda”

This year will mark the 5th year that Sarah Danvers has been with Ohana Arts.  A theatre alumni of The University of Hawai'i, she currently works at the Honolulu Theatre For Youth as the stage manager and head editor for their television show The Hi-Way.  Sarah has also worked on shows for other local companies which include Hawaii Shakespeare Festival and Kumu Kahua Theatre.  Ohana Arts is always something that she looks forward to every year.

 

IZABELLA HACKWORTH

Group Manager, “Believers/Imaginers”

Aloha, my name is Izabella Hackworth but you can call me Hōkū. I am a graduated college student from Windward Community College with an Associates degree in Liberal Arts. I am also the character Calci Calcium who is friends with Hawaii's favorite Lani Moo of Meadow Gold Dairy. I am also apart of an ʻUkulele team called Team Hale. I love working at Ohana Arts as a Group Manager and helping the kids pursue their passion in the performing arts.

 

MACKENZIE O’COYNE

Group Manager,  “Visionaries”

Hi! My name is Mackenzie O'Coyne (aka Macko). I am 20 years old and a rising junior at USC, receiving a BFA in Musical Theatre. I am from Murrieta, California. I love soup. I am a Disney adult (embarrassing, I know). I am passionate about alkaline water. I love singing jazz. When I'm not doing theatre, I enjoy sewing, doing crafts, fashion, going to the beach, watching movies, going to over-priced coffee shops, and laughing with my amazing friends! After college, I will continue pursuing a career in the arts, either on Broadway, in film, TV, music, etc. ; Wherever the wind takes me. 

 

KENJI SANEHIRA

Stage Manager, “Newsies”

Kenji Sanehira is excited to return to Ohana Arts to stage manage the 2022 production of "Newsies"! He is currently a junior at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is studying Computer Science. This will be his fourth year with Ohana Arts and his fourth time stage managing a production. His previous stage managing credits include "Our Time" (OA), "Art After Dark II" (CTAA), and "Once on This Island" (CTAA). He cannot wait to meet all of the new and returning faces of Ohana Arts and is ready for an amazing summer!

LEXI SCARBROUGH

Group Manager, Dreamers

Acting Instructor, Musical Theatre Intensive Program

I am beyond thrilled to be returning for my 3rd summer with Ohana Arts as the Dreamers group manager! I graduated from Auburn University in Alabama with a BFA in Theatre Performance, and since then I have enjoyed growing my educational and artistic practice onstage and off. I currently live in San Antonio, Texas, where I recently directed a 6th-grade production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. I am so looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones this summer as we pursue arts, love, and peace together.

 

STUDENT LIFE

When not in classes or rehearsals, Ohana Arts students have many options for socializing and fun.  Students can participate in camp-wide activities such as movie nights, weekly open mic/coffeehouses, relays and games, ice cream socials and more.  Students in the residential programs will have the opportunity to explore some of Oahu's most beautiful sites on "Wind Down Wednesday" and "Sightseeing Sunday" excursions.  

Typical excursions may include:

Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail

Lanikai/Kailua Beach

Sea Life Park

Hanauma Bay

Kuualoa Ranch

Haleiwa Town/Waimea Bay

Waimea Valley

Dole Cannery

Waikiki Beach Walk & Fireworks

Ala Moana Center

Pearl Harbor

Iolani Palace

Waialua Obon Festival

Secret Island

Kaneohe Sandbar Island

 
 

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