A dark, abstract, twist on the Japanese fairy tale Urashima Tarō, "tourist shell shock" is a short play that reimagines the tale as a frame for the relationship of tourists and residents in Hawai'i.
A few developmental meetings, notes, and finally a live reading were a part of this process.
Sean wrote + produced a song, "Think Mink!" honoring Patsy Mink, as part of TWUSA's Who Tells Your Story? series.
Commissioned by TheaterWorksUSA, Sean contributed his storycrafting and music-making skills to TWUSA's Who Tells Your Story? series, featuring BIPOC songwriters creating new songs about BIPOC historymakers. Currently streaming on TWUSA.TV, "Think Mink!" is an HTY Digital Production, created in association with Making Waves Films.
Sean is excited to help take on interpreting this play of this timely topic, with director Harry Wong III, artistic director of Kumu Kahua Theatre. Opening June 10th, 2021.
Sean was one of three playwrights selected to participate in this immersive, getting valuable one-on-one coaching from Chay Yew, Susan Stanton, and more.
Sean co-produced this festival with playwrights from across the state of Hawai'i, including actors and directors from across the archipelago. He premiered his play, For Duque, written in honor of his uncle, Douglas Paul "Sean Duque" Maligro.
Wrote a new one-act for 24-hour play fest
April 18th, 2021
Composed music for filmed theatre piece.
April 15, 2021