The first stage of our new stage!
Thanks to Mayor Mitch Roth and a team of volunteers from Oceania Hawai’i Action Network for the Arts, EHCC has begun the task of revitalizing an unused lot behind the Bob Brown Gamelan Studio on our premises. With a grant from the AARP Community Challenge program, EHCC is creating a new mobile theatre. The “AARP Livable Communities Stage” will be constructed atop a trailer and is designed to be set up outdoors in a variety of configurations. It will travel to schools, parks, elder care facilities and more, in order to bring free and low-cost performing arts to people who might not otherwise have access to our events. As an added advantage, the outdoor setting will enable us to conduct socially distanced presentations while we operate under pandemic restrictions.
On Friday, September 10, volunteers began clearing the overgrown lot, which had become covered in vines and weeds. We were honored to have Mayor Roth participate and affirm his support for arts activities that involve and inspire the community. Once the space is prepared, the trailer will be moved in and construction will begin. Our goal is to produce three free performances by early November - more details will be coming soon.