Mission: Mo'olelo is a socially-conscious, community-focused equity theater company that uses live theater to broaden the scope of san diego's cultural environment, provide a voice for diverse and underrepresented populations, and generate dialogue among local communities.
Programs: Productions & education: produced the plays "18 mighty mountain warriers, scott joplin's new rag, and "milvotchkee, visconsin," along with concurrent education programming. Production of the 2015 season shows began for "cell," "in a word," and "pinkolandia. "
classes taught playwriting, acting, and consensus organizing classes or workshops to approximately adult continuing education learners in mo`olelo's own facility.
general theatrical programming not allocable to specific play, production, event, or class, including program-related recognition of depreciation expense.
As associate director of a three-school collaboration in a very diverse urbam community, I have worked with Mo'olelo for two years. Our goal has been to raise student achievement, improve motivation and expose students to the world of drama by linking theater-based programs to the schools' standards based curriculum. Mo'olelo has con- sistently provided excellent, well-managed programs that are sensitive to the needs of urban youths. The teaching artists understand how to respond to students from diverse language and ethnic groups and how to use these varied backgrounds to create meaningful learning experiences. Mo'olelo is resourceful and aggressive in seeking funding for schools in areas of high poverty. Leadership is professional, energetic and totally committed to helping urban youth overcome the adverse effects of poverty through arts experiences.