Sunday, November 27, 2011

Go Global Theatre Troupe ゴーグローバル シアター トゥループ

My former boss and English teacher has began this wonderful project.
She gathered 6 willing and talented college students and one teacher who are from various origins to create a theatre group (she spells theatre instead of theater, so I am going along :)).

Their mission is to educate children at a young age to have a global awareness. The world is out there, and we all can meet people from around the world and understand different cultures as well as our own if we wish, but first we have to wish that, and in order to wish, we need to be aware that the world is out there. That's what this theatre group is trying to do through plays and by visiting local schools and organizations.

Their opening of the show was last Sunday, and I was impressed by their enthusiasm and courage to perform in their second language in front of an audience. I did it when I was learning to speak English, so I know how frightening it was while it was a great way for me to learn English.

The director of this theatre troupe asked me to choreograph a 50-second long closing dance piece right before the curtain call to the tune of "That Thing You Do!" by The Wonders. I had a fun time choreographing, and today was the day to share it with the actors and actresses.  I was very proud of their hard work!

Their second performance will be this coming Tuesday at 3 pm at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui Club in Wailuku (200 Waimaluhia Lane Wailuku, HI 96793-2390). It is open to general public, and the admission is FREE. It is about 45 minutes long, and the play is appropriate for children age above 8 years old.

If you know anyone you might enjoy this wonderful work of art, please spread the word out.

Here is a picture of the performers!





このシアターグループのディレクターに、最後のカーテンコールの前にお芝居を締めくくるための50秒ほどの踊りをワンダーズという一昔前のロックグループの「That Things You Do!」に合わせて振り付けてもらえないかと頼まれ、私は何日か思案していました。楽しい課題でした。そして今日がその振り付けを役者さんたちに振り落とす日でした。みんな、すごく頑張ってくれました。よくやった!

彼らの第二回目のショーが今週の火曜日、ワイルクにあるビッグブラザーズ ビッグシスターズにてあります。15時に始まります。一般の方もウェルカムで、入場料は無料です。全部で45分くらいでして、7歳以上の子供に一番適しています。



Anonymous said...

This is an interesting project. I searched "Theatre troupe" and found this blog. I have been involved in theatre for 6 years, I have been thinking I would like to unit a theatre troupe to encourage people in the world. I have experienced acting in the second language, and it still influences, impresses, and inspires the audience. I would be happy if we could exchange information and opinions.

Naohiro Takahashi

Akari Ueoka said...

Hello Naohiro-san,

Thank you for your comment. My friend started this theater group, and the best way to contact her is to visit this theater group's public facebook page at

Please click "About" to get their contact information.

She will be happy to hear from you.


Anonymous said...


Thank you for your response. I visited the website and read the profile of the group. It reminded me of traveling around elementary schools for the children play. I will contact them and see what I could do with them.