‘Iolani Dramatic Players

‘Iolani Dramatic Players

The ‘Iolani Dramatic Players began more than 30 years ago, under the direction of Ms. Watajeen Cano. She organized a group of passionate students with a common goal: produce high quality, educational entertainment for the ‘Iolani Community.

IDP now has a membership of more than 100 dedicated and talented students, still committed to Ms. Cano's vision.

The Fall Play performs at Diamond Head Theatre during the first weekend in November. Past productions include: The Crucible, The Skin of Our Teeth, The Prodigious Snob, Antigone, A Commedia of Errors (which also was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010) and Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (which also was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014).

The annual Spring Musical usually performs at Hawai'i Theatre during the first weekend in March. Recent productions include: Flower Drum SongAndrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Kiss Me Kate, Pippin, The Wiz, and Disney's High School Musical.

For the 2014-15 school year, IDP will present Shakespeare's A Midsummer (of Love) Night's Dream, at Diamond Head Theatre, on Nov. 5 - 8, and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, at Hawai'i Theatre on Feb. 26 - 28.

In addition to our two mainstage productions, IDP students work either on stage or backstage for our Upper School Musical Theatre productions, 6th Grade Musical, and Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Theatre productions.

For more information, please contact Rob Duval at duval [at] iolani.org or Kevin Pease at kpease [at] iolani.org.