Throughout the school’s theatre arts curriculum and co-curriculum, students in grades K – 12 learn to express ideas through theatrical concepts that range from simple, imaginative role playing to full-scale productions.
Our programs provide students with a stimulating blend of cultural diversity, intellectual vigor, and creative experience in an intimate, safe, and supportive atmosphere. Rich and varied educational experiences in acting, movement, improvisation, storytelling, and design training enable all students to grow personally, collaboratively and fully through creative expression, while developing their performance skills. Arts and culture play a critical role in nurturing the human spirit, and Punahou Theatre students will inspire others to consider, reflect, and change the world.
Our goals are to:
Develop a solid theatre vocabulary
Encompass local, global and historical contexts/connections
Develop an individual and ensemble voice as an outlet for expression
Understand, reflect, model and practice empathy
Encourage creativity, both individually and collaboratively
Foster a sense of artistic community and belonging
Empower students to have a growth mindset in striving to realize their potential
Apply knowledge and skills towards approaching challenges in any situation (including but not limited to): identity, self-worth, patience, perseverance, empathy, humility, self-discipline, collaboration, resilience, determination and time management)
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What to Expect
Throughout the school’s theatre arts curriculum and co-curriculum, students learn to express ideas through theatrical concepts that range from simple, imaginative role playing to full-scale productions. These activities engage learners in lifelong opportunities for growth in confidence, creativity, problem-solving, responsibility, collaboration, work ethic, and community and world service. Students discover connections to the arts, history and culture as well as reflect on enduring and authentic human experiences.
Meet Our Faculty
Our Theatre faculty have excellent training and many years of experience in teaching, directing and performing at the local and national level. They are passionate and enthusiastic about drama, playwriting and the arts, and look forward to giving back to the next generation.
The admission of any student in the School's Extended Learning programs is at the sole and absolute discretion of Punahou School in accordance with applicable laws. Admission criteria may be modified from time to time without notice by the School. Furthermore, students with past due billing accounts may not be eligible to enroll in these programs until their accounts are brought current. All payments made to the School will be allocated first towards unpaid Punahou tuition. Listed courses are also subject to enrollment and may be closed if full or cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment.