Justina Taft Mattos

Stage Directing

Plays for

Young Audiences

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Moʻo Huelo: Tale of a Tail
Moʻo Huelo: Tale of a Tail

A Hawaiian language musical for children, produced for the 2019 KEAKA Hawaiian Language Theatre Festival. Book & Lyrics by Justina Taft Mattos, Music by Jace Kaholokula Saplan

Nā ʻIole Makapō ʻEkolu
Nā ʻIole Makapō ʻEkolu

A bi-lingual (Hawaiian/Pidgin) short play for children, written by Justina T. Mattos. Featured as part of the 2018 touring production: ʻEkolu.

Nā Kao Pūkalakī ʻEkolu
Nā Kao Pūkalakī ʻEkolu

A bi-lingual (Hawaiian/Pidgin) short play for children, written by Justina T. Mattos. Featured as part of the 2018 touring production: ʻEkolu.

Nā Puaʻa Liʻiliʻi ʻEkolu
Nā Puaʻa Liʻiliʻi ʻEkolu

A bi-lingual (Hawaiian/Pidgin) short play for children, written by Justina T. Mattos. Featured as part of the 2018 touring production: ʻEkolu.

Kakahiaka
Kakahiaka

A Hawaiian language musical for children. UH Hilo's offering for KEAKA: the first ever Hawaiian language theatre festival, June 2016. Book & Lyrics by Justina Taft Mattos, Music by Jace Kaholokula Saplan.

Go, Dog. Go!
Go, Dog. Go!

University of Hawai'i at Hilo Performing Arts Center, 2011 A musical production for very young audiences, based on the beloved children's book of the same title.

'Ohana
'Ohana

'Ohana: Through the Eyes of the Children A Youth Theatre Workshop offered by Hilo Community Players at East Hawai'i Cultural Center, 2003. Participants were guided through the process of developing, writing, and acting in original stories depicting their feelings and perceptions about 'ohana in Hawai'i.