Special Waianae Performance of Houseless on March 14, 2015

A Special Weekend Performance Featuring Real Stories from the Boat Harbor Community

Who is the old man sitting in A’ala Park or the young mother being helped by Family Promise or the disabled vet holding a sign up at the traffic light that says, “Pray for me?” Listen to the voices of those who are most affected by homelessness and learn that you may have more in common with them than you realize. The goal of this project is to spark creativity and empathy in approaching the issue of homelessness as a community.

PlayBuilders of Hawai’i Theatre Company’s Dr. Mark Tjarks has interviewed more than 60 members of the Oahu’s “houseless” community and has structured a play by and about the homeless using their words,. “Houseless in Paradise” is a unique theatrical event that features a 13 member cast comprised of 7 members from all levels of the “Houseless” Community performing along side 6 members of Honolulu’s Theatre Community. Through a process of mutual mentorship, they tell stories they have either personally experienced or interpreted from the interviews. The play incorporates music and song into what is sure to be a delightful, entertaining, and educational experience for the entire family.

Performance Dates

March 14 at 7:30pm
March 15 at 7:30pm


Waianae District Park Community Room
85-623 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792


This event is free with donations welcomed from all audience members.