Justina Taft Mattos

Stage Directing

Local Plays

About Hawai'i

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Aloha Las Vegas
Aloha Las Vegas

A Pidgin comedy by Edward Sakamoto. Produced at UH Hilo 2018.

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The Trial of Lili'uokalani
The Trial of Lili'uokalani

Hilo Community Players at the East Hawai'i Cultural Center, 2013 Playwright: Maurice Zimring (Jenny comforts Lili'uokalani as Paki surreptitiously examines potentially important papers.)

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Once Upon One Noddah Time
Once Upon One Noddah Time

Downtown Hilo's Historic Palace Theater, 2008 playwright: Lisa Matsumoto (Da Wicked Queen consults with her magic 'Ukulele.)

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Aloha Friday
Aloha Friday

University of Hawai'i at Hilo Performing Arts Center, 2004. Playwright: Lee Cataluna (The employees of the local cable TV station assemble to discuss the attempted take-over of their office.)

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Another Heaven
Another Heaven

University of Hawai'i at Hilo Performing Arts Center, 2005. Playwright: Eric Anderson (A historic dramatization of the events leading up to and including the lynching of sugar plantation worker's rights advocate Katsu Goto in Honoka'a.)

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Once Upon One Time
Once Upon One Time

Volcano Art Center at Kilauea Military Camp, 2007 Playwright: Lisa Matsumoto (The full cast assembles for their final curtain call.)

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You Somebody
You Somebody

Volcano Art Center at Kilauea Military Camp, 2004 Playwright: Lee Cataluna (The Lusa family reluctantly participates in yet another small-time talent show in Pua Lusa's tireless quest for fame. )

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Stew Rice
Stew Rice

University of Hawai'i at Hilo Performing Arts Center, 2002 playwright: Edward Sakamoto (Three high school buddies, Ben, Zippy and Russell go crabbing in 1958.)

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Hilo Rains
Hilo Rains

Mahina Productions Mystery Theatre Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Hilo, 2001. In this interactive theatre experience, audience members took a walking tour of historic spots in downtown Hilo. Along the way they met and interviewed a variety of characters in their quest to piece together the clues to help Detective Manno solve the mystery of "Who killed Cane?" (Helen adds sugar - and maybe a little something extra - to Cane's drink as Detective Manno looks on.)

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