Education Programs: Schools

Drama Residencies in Your Classroom 

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Re-ignite students’ excitement about learning while directly addressing standards and core curriculum.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth drama specialists work directly with teachers to help extend student achievement in a range of subjects, from language arts to social studies to science, even math, in ways that significantly involve and engage every student. Nearly one hundred thousand students have benefited from HTY workshops, getting excited about exploring ideas, debating key questions and learning.

Drama Residencies make learning exhilarating and practical.

Contact Daniel A. Kelin, II to plan a residency your school at (808) 839-9885 x 710. He will help you develop a residency that fits the needs of your particular classroom. Residencies can be grant-supported. Ask Dan how!


Poetry Out Loud Competition 

For the past twelve years, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and Honolulu Theatre for Youth to offer Poetry Out Loud, a nationwide poetry recitation contest. Poetry Out Loud encourages young people to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance, helping participants to master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. Starting at the classroom level, teachers are provided with free curriculum materials – a teacher’s guide and website, all designed to meet national standards – to augment their regular curriculum with poetry recitation and competition. School-level recitation champions advance to the state and national levels.

If you are interested in additional information, please visit the website for Hawaii's Poetry Out Loud contest or contact Kasey Lindley at Honolulu Theatre for Youth by phone at 839-9885 x 704 or by e-mail at To guarantee a space for your school, we ask that you contact us as soon as possible and no later than December 12th, 2016. State finals will be held at Tenney Theatre in downtown Honolulu, Sunday, February 12th (Tentative), 2017.

Respect 2.0 

Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) and The Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC) will again bring free performances of  [respect] 2.0 to high school students throughout Hawaii in February and March 2016. The program combines live theater with technology as a platform, to discuss sexual violence prevention in an age of social media.

At the heart of this multimedia piece is a single story, told on two cell phones. Unlike a traditional narrative, the story is told in text fragments, images and incomplete data. The presentation is followed by a facilitated group discussion developed in collaboration with the Sex Abuse Treatment Center.

For more information and to reserve a spot in the 2015-2016 school year email or call 839-9885;720

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