PlayBuilders is a roving, multi-ethnic ensemble of experienced theatre makers who wish, through theatre, to create opportunities for effective communication and cultural exchange between the many diverse peoples of Hawaiʻi.
We are what is known as community-based, applied, or community specific theatre. We travel to Hawaiʻi’s geographic neighborhoods or other small communities to produce plays based on knowledge shared by community members. Although there are many companies of this type in the United States and other parts of the world, as far as we know, Playbuilders is Hawaiʻi’s first and only.
We invite you to enjoy our original productions developed with local community members across the state of Hawaiʻi.