Ohia Productions

Website: ohia.org
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'Ohi‘a Productions, Inc.
2051 Young Street, #125
Honolulu, HI 96826
Phone: (808) 943-0456
Fax: (808) 943-0126

E-mail: ohia [at] ohia.org

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'Ohi'a Productions is a non-profit, § 501(c)(3) organization founded in March of 1995 by Lisa Matsumoto and Michael Furuya to provide creative, educational and inspiring theatrical experiences to Hawai'i's children and families. We seek to develop creativity and self expression in Hawai'i's school children while promoting cultural and environmental awareness and education.

Our Educational Road Shows' entertaining and informative presentation of its environmental themes receives highly positive evaluations from attending students, faculty and environmental organizations. The shows proved to be such a powerful vehicle in educating students and the public about environmental concerns that the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) began to sponsor video productions of the shows. The DLNR donates two copies of the videos to every elementary school and library in the State of Hawai'i, making these educational shows available to every student in Hawai'i.

We also offer our Imagination Soars! program. This program requires student participation and uses creative drama to promote literacy and personal growth through the arts. Using the national standards as a guide, this program addresses multiple learning in the classroom and builds verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Students are encouraged to express themselves in fun drama activities that promote critical thinking and problem solving. Drama activities also allow students to gain confidence and increased self-esteem. The Imagination Soars! program is an excellent introduction or follow-up to the Educational Road Shows as drama sessions cover topics directly related to the themes of the touring shows offered.

Our 'Ohana Program stages Broadway style musical productions to the general community. Its purpose is dedicated to creating enjoyable entertainment as well as providing an excellent vehicle for families to spend quality time together.