Our 5 Year Plan


PlayBuilders of Hawaii Theater Company has taken up residency in a variety of locations to serve the needs of Hawaii’s communities and has cultivated strong relationships with local theater makers, helping organizations, social workers, and educational institutions to facilitate our community work. Over the next 5 years we plan to continue to build on those relationships because we strongly believe that theater is a way for people to safely explore their lives and to help effect positive change in our communities.


  • Musical Director, Ruth Shiroma Foster to produce musical tracks for Dragonfly in collaboration with the Mele Program at Honolulu Community College - June 2018
  • Nanakuli Intermediate and High School school is producing "Dragonfly" in the fall with Robin Kitsu.- November 2018
  • Mark Tjarks is busy writing a play for our island kupuna which may be produced by Kumu Kahua in 2019 or 2020
  • Marion Lyman-Mersereau has been commissioned to write a community based play with and for missionary descendants, in collaboration with the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. William Ha'o and Mark Branner have committed to directing. The play will run during the 2020 bicentennial acknowledgement of the arrival of the Thaddeus in Honolulu. –August 2020
  • Domestic Abuse Survivors (2021)
  • A Geographic Community Yet to be Selected (2021)
  • Hawaiian Descendants Community (2022)
  • Missionary and Hawaiian Descendants Community (2024)
  • Taking Dragonfly to High Schools on the Neighbor Islands (On-going)
  • The PlayFestival will continue to be presented annually