The Pa’akai We Bring

April 24-May 3

Produced by Honolulu Theatre for Youth (Honolulu, Hawaii)

This original production introduces young audiences to the Native Hawaiian relationship to pa’akai (salt). Pa’akai is food, medicine, a sacrament, and a treasured gift. The play follows multiple generations of salt farmers on Kauai, blending ancient stories, hula, original live music, and audience participation. The Pa’akai We Bring is a restorative experience for a multi-generational audience.

Connections: Native Hawaiian Perspectives, Social Awareness, Sacred Knowledge

To book a performance please contact Jessica McGlynn, School Sales Coordinator at: 204-954-1704, [email protected].

Looking for ways to further engage your students in the world of the play? Add a play-related workshop: students go from seeing, to doing and being!

Recommended for Grades 3+
Approximate running time: 55 minutes

2024 The Pa’akai We Bring Study Guide

The Pa’akai We Bring

Directed by Moses Goods and Eric Johnson

Devised by
Moses Goods (lead)
Lee Cataluna
Eric Johnson
Pōʻai Lincoln
Annie Lokomaikaʻi Lipscomb
Mattea Mazzella
Junior Tessoro
HTY Ensemble/Designers

Performed by
Jarren Amian
Alysia Kepaʻa
Annie Lokomaikaʻi Lipscomb
Kalā Müller

Stage Manager Emily Wright

Dramaturgy bv Lee Cataluna

Visual Design by Hanalei Marzan

Music by Mattea Mazzella and HTY Ensemble

Lighting Design by Stephen Pruitt

Costume Design by Iris Kim and Emily Wright

Technical Direction/Prop Design Eric West

Design Consultant Chesley Cannon

Haku Mele (Hula)
Moses Goods
Pōʻai Lincoln
Annie Lokomaikaʻi Lipscomb
Hanalei Marzan
Ryan I. Kahaʻiʻōlelo Sueoka

  • Wednesday, April 24 @ 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 24 @ 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 25 @ 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 25 @ 1 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26 @ 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 30 @ 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 1 @ 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 2 @ 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 2 @ 1 p.m.
  • Friday, May 3 @ 10 a.m.