The Performing Arts Speakeasy is an interactive, multi-disciplinary, performing arts laboratory involving a secret location, audience participation and judging, and multiple new collaborations of performing arts groups and individuals happening on stage. This 1&1/2 - 2 hour event will happen 4 times this season and is a password only event, with details regarding its location released 24 hours prior to doors opening. Arts groups and individuals will combine their disciplines to test out new ways to make music. You may see hula with rap, or a culinary collaboration (live cooking) with a jazz group. The point is to test these out in short-form, for audiences to vote on and decide which are worthy of being developed into longer ideas or shows.
Each Speakeasy will be catered with heavy pupus and signature drinks, wine and beer will be available for purchase. And all artists will be either locally born, or heavily entrenched in the local music community.
Performances will happen in sets, like at a normal bar event and venues would be focused toward non-traditional spaces and found locations.
Funded by Oahu, HI (September 2019)