Justina Taft Mattos

Stage Directing

Contemporary & Classic Plays

for Adults

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RENT
RENT

A rock-musical written by Jonathan Larson presented at UH Hilo 2019

Come Home
Come Home

A play for Scary Scenarios 2018 written by Rhealiza Pira, performed at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center

Lattes
Lattes

A play written by Kimm Staats for Scary Scenarios 2018, presented at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center

Trust Issues
Trust Issues

Written by Melia Takukasagi for Scary Scenarios 2018 at UH Hilo Performing Arts Department

Scary Scenarios 2018
Scary Scenarios 2018

"Ignorance is Bliss," by Asia Helfrich for SCARY SCENARIOS 2018, a serial theatre event: Halloween-themed one-act plays written by student playwrights. Presented at UH Hilo 2018. (See directing sample from "Come Home" below.)

Scary Scenarios 2017
Scary Scenarios 2017

A Serial-Theatre Event featuring Halloween-Themed short plays and monologues written and performed by students. 2017.

Burn This
Burn This

Lanford Wilson's gritty urban drama served as the inaugural production to open film star Jason Scott Lee's new performance venue, the Ulua Theatre at Pu Mu in 2005. The production starred Jason Scott Lee, Ken Elliott, Yasuko Takahara-Schlather, and Mark Lewis - all Hollywood actors who flew to Hawai'i to participate in this undertaking. Co-directed with Jason Scott Lee.

The Vagina Monologues
The Vagina Monologues

Hilo's very first production of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, presented at the Palace Theater (Hilo) and the Aloha Theatre (Kainaliu), 2004. Featuring a cast of nearly thirty actresses, dancers and women's advocates, this production raised $10,000 for anti-violence charity. co-directed with Trina Nahm-Mijo.

Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing

Hilo Community Players' summer 2003 offering for their annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park production, sponsored by the County of Hawai'i. This production of Shakespeare's romantic comedy garnered Hilo Community Players' "Tiki Award" for BEST DIRECTOR that year.