Maui Academy of Performing Arts

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The Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) is a nonprofit theatre company that produces community theater and offers classes to children and young adults. Over the years, the mainstay of the Academy has been their drama, dance, and summer programs.

MAPA was founded in 1974 as the Maui Youth Theater by Linda Takita (daughter of Frankie Yankovic).[1][2] In 1998 it purchased a 13,000 sq ft (1,200 m2). building in Wailuku as its main production location.[3] During this time, the Academy has had over 500 productions.[4] Some notable students and actors are Hawaiian music artists Kealiʻi Reichel, Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom, Eric Gilliom, screenwriter Gregory Poirier, and actor, screenwriter, director Brian Kohne.[3][5]

Every year, the Academy performs for over 25,000 elementary and pre-school students in roughly 200 schools across the state of Hawaii.[6] Its Voices Drama Education Program teaches literacy skills through drama to over 5000 students in Maui County.[6]

The Academy has a yearly summer musical production and a spring dance concert.[7] The dance program has attracted guest choreographers from as far away as New York and Los Angeles.[7][8]

Donations and grants[edit]

As a non-profit organization, the Maui Academy of Performing Arts has received donations and grants from federal, state, and private sources, including the National Endowment for the Arts,[9] the Hawaii Community Foundation,[10] the Samuel N and Mary Castle Foundation,[11] the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation,[12] the McInemy Foundation,[13] the Hawaii Childrens Trust Fund,[14] and the Children's Justice Center [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Janes-Brown (September 1, 2005). "CURTAIN CALL:Farewell to Francie". The Maui News. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  2. ^ "about MAPA". MAPA. Archived from the original on 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  3. ^ a b Gary T. Kubota (August 10, 1998). "Performing arts academy invests in new home". Honolulu Star-Bulletin.com. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  4. ^ "performances and events". MAPA. Archived from the original on 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  5. ^ EDWIN TANJI (October 19, 2005). "Youth theater finds home in Ka'ahumanu". The Maui News. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  6. ^ a b "school partnerships". MAPA. Archived from the original on 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  7. ^ a b PAUL JANES-BROWN (August 4, 2005). "CURTAIN CALL: At the helm of MAPA's big weekend". The Maui News. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  8. ^ SKY BARNHART (July 13, 2006). "BACKSTAGE: MAPA's 'Pieces XXIV' to strike a pose at the MACC". The Maui News. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  9. ^ "FY 2007 Grant Awards". NEA. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  10. ^ "Funds Established by Donors on Maui Island". Hawaii Community Foundation. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  11. ^ "Direct Grants and Donations". Castle Foundation. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  12. ^ "A&B FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES OVER $2 MILLION TO CHARITIES IN 2005". A&B Foundation. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  13. ^ Grants for Scholarships. Jones & Bartlett Publishers. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  14. ^ a b Allison Devereaux (2/3/2007). "Play educates keiki about sexual abuse". The Molokai Times. Retrieved 2008-02-20.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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