To gather and share real stories that resonate with, empower, and connect individuals throughout the culturally rich and diverse communities of Hawai'i.


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As the character of Tara, Becky McGarvey leads the cast in a song about the difficulties in life foster children must endure as they grow into adulthood.

Watch PlayBuilders' 2 year creative process - start to finish of creating "Dragonfly, A Young Local Girlʻs Journey Through Foster Care" in just 44 seconds! (Video by Karis Lo) Please share with your friends!

From auditions to opening night, a typical theatre production takes about two months to prepare for launch. The original community collaborative plays that PlayBuilders of Hawai'i helps create take more than three years to develop.

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One of our upcoming projects is in collaboration with the Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center, Catholic Charities Hawai'i, and Partners in Development on the working title production, "Fostering Ohana," with former foster care youth ages 18 to 26 and produced in time for "National Foster Care Awareness Month" in May 2017.

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The PlayBuilders of Hawai'i are always working on new projects, performances, and collaborations. Stay tuned for news on upcoming plays, behind-the-scenes updates, live events, and more.

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