KPAC airs first middle school production, Dec. 18

LIHU‘E — “Brief Interviews with Internet Cats: A Stay-At-Home Play,” by Patrick Green, is the first performance being done by the Kaua‘i Performing Arts Center, said Rachel Lasky, the KPAC coordinator.

“The middle-school students are filming and not able to bring outside people into Google Meets because they’re working from their homes,” Lasky said.

Lasky has been working with the students since the start of the school year primarily through distance learning, and her primary function is editing student videos and projects.

The Kapa‘a Middle School performers will be virtual on Friday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m.

Tickets for the livestreaming productions are on a per-device basis and available through Tickets are non-refundable.

Lasky said the high school fall play is in its editing stages, and show dates and links will be released soon.

“KPAC is a learning center of the Department of Education,” Lasky said. “The program is an after-school program involving Kaua‘i public-school students from grades six through 12 where students earn credits while learning theater skills.”

KPAC is one of 29 state Department of Education Student Learning Centers, and is the only SLC on Kaua‘i, states its website.

It was founded in 1986 by Arnold Meister, who served as the KPAC director until he retired in 1999. Dennis McGraw took over as the KPAC coordinator until his retirement in 2017, turning the reins over to Chere Ellwood. Two years later, Lasky took over.

  1. Rich Belmont December 17, 2020 6:29 am Reply

    For articles like this it would be nice to include the internet URL for the organization about which you are reporting.

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