Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Co-founder, Seema Sueko took the stage recently to celebrate the ten year anniversary of Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. She joined Mo`olelo’s board members, staff and supporters who were present to share their thoughts on the first ten years and the future for the theatre company.

Guests included David Henry Hwang, a Tony Award winning playwright and member of the American Theatre Wing board. Hwang referred to Mo`olelo as the “ideal in American regional theatre” and remarked that he is “excited to see what the future holds for this inspiring company.”

Dea Hurston joined in the evening’s celebrations, and was honored with the Garry Prather “Kokua” Award, to honor all of her incredible years of dedication and passion for Mo`olelo.

Also present was Jack Reuler, artistic director of Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, who has called Mo`olelo “a national treasure.” A fellow member theatre of the National New Play Network, Mixed Blood just took part in the rolling world premiere of “Colossal.”

Left to right are Mo`olelo's Board President Alison Whitelaw, Garry Prather, Dea Hurston, Lydia Fort and Seema Sueko.  Photo by Samantha Howell.

Left to right are Mo`olelo’s Board President Alison Whitelaw, Garry Prather, Dea Hurston, Lydia Fort and Seema Sueko. Photo by Samantha Howell.

Co-Chairs for the celebration were Joani Nelson and Jerry Buckley.  Event sponsors included An Anonoymous Fund at The San Diego Foundation, Piatti, Brooklyn Girl, Grant’s Marketplace, Event Beverage Solutions, Spice & Soul Catering, St. Petersburg Vodka, Organic Flora, SDG&E, Northern Trust, Brian Byun, Helen Chang, Garet Clark, Millie McAuley, and Mits Tomita.

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