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Dates for 2011!

Aloha, friends and visitors!  I apologize for the delay, but without further ado, here are the performance dates and times for our third season:

June 23, 24, and 25 @ 8:00 PM, with a matinee on June 26 @ 2:00 PM

We’ll be posting prices and more information soon.  Many thanks, and we hope to see you there- EGD



We have extended this year’s submission date for new plays and choreographer proposals to April 10, do to low submission volume.  A million thanks to those who submitted early and on-time!  For those of you who have not yet submitted, thank you very much for your time and consideration, and we hope you will join us for our fabulous third season.  Mahalo- EGD


Third time’s the charm!

Welcome to the headquarters for the Black Box Black Blocks Theatre and Dance Festival of New Short Works 2011!  Please join us in our celebration of creativity and team-art.  We are currently open for submissions of new short play scripts, choreography proposals, and director credentials for our third season’s show, and we would absolutely love to hear from you.  If you are a playwright, choreographer, or director, please find the rules for submission on the pages entitled “playwrights,” “choreographers,” and “directors” on the page-bar at the top of the page and to the upper right from this post.  Thank you for helping us kick off our third year! – EGD


Some Really Good Press!

We open tomorrow, and we have gotten some quite lovely press around the island!  Here are some good ones to share:

Honolulu Weekly

Honolulu Star Advertiser

Honolulu Now

We hope you’ll join us!  Mahalo, as always.


Photos 2010~!

Because everyone loves previews, am I right?  Also, we look darn cool ^_^



First of all, dancer auditions are scheduled to be held on May 18th from 5:00-6:00 PM in the University of Hawaii at Manoa Earle Ernst Lab Theatre!  All dancers, please come warmed up.  As for actor auditions, I have attached a flier ^_^ :


Actors Wanted!

All Sizes, Shapes, Ages, and Experience Levels

Auditions on Sunday, May 23 and Monday, May 24 at 7:00 PM

In the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

Please come prepared to perform a 1-2 minute monologue of your choice (paper-in-hand is ok).  Alternately, there will be a small excerpt for you to read at the audition.  Also, please be prepared to do cold readings from scripts that will be provided by the directors.

If you have questions, please e-mail Elisa at


2010 Final Lineup!

I am more than a little pleased to announce our 2010 lineup!  We will be producing 4 out of 6 submitted dances and 5 out of 32 submitted plays (and oh, is it a shame we couldn’t do them all!).  The show will be $7 for regular adults and $5 for seniors and students (with any form of school ID), and the performances will be at 8:00 PM on June 24, 25, and 26 and at 2:00 PM on the 27. Now, without further ado:


“The Innerview” choreographed by Kelly Wadlegger and Karuna Richard (a duet)

“Jarp” choreographed by Phoebe Hwang  (an ensemble piece)

“Caravan” choreographed by Spencer Garrod  (an ensemble piece)

“Linger” choreographed by Becky McGarvey (a solo)


Director Jenn Thomas: Voicemail by Rosina Favors

Director Lindsay McGahan:  It’s All Relative by Siobhán Ní Dhonacha

Director Chris McGahan: One Percent by by Sean Yannell

Director Deborah Barsel: Dungeons and Dragons by Anna Cole

Director Elisa Diehl:  Story of a Fly by Richard Goodman (adapted from a story by Lafcadio Hearn)