PlayFestival Winners Announced!

PlayBuilders Festival 2019 Winners

BEST PLAY
· First place: Kahala Blues by Rich Figel
· Runner up: Winter Wedding by Carol Polcovar
· Special young playwright honorable mention:  Birdman Maggie Odom  (which she wrote at age 15)

BEST DIRECTOR
· First place: Misa Tupuo for Kahala Blues
· Runner up: Robert St. John for Birdman & Winter Wedding
· Honorable mention: Will Ha’o for An Hour with Queen Liliuokalani & Let the Dead Pass By

BEST ACTOR 2019
· First place: Anna Hamaguchi & Maseeh Ganjali in A Wilderness of Monkeys
· Runner up: Daniel A. Kelin II in Birdman
· Special ensemble recognition: The cast of Kahala Blues
· Honorable Mention: Shiro Kawai for his cameo in Kahala Blues

AUDIENCE FAVORITE
· First Place: Kahala Blues by Rich Figel
· Runner up: Birdman by Maggie Odom
· Honorable mention: Winter Wedding by Carol Polcova