He haʻawina ko nā hana a pau. Ua like nō ma kēia mau hana keaka a nā haumāna o ka papahana ʻo Hoʻoulu Pāhiahia i kahu ai. Hōʻike ʻia kekahi ʻano pilikia, alaina a hana kolohe nō paha. ʻO la mea nui o nā hana kolohe, ʻo ia ka paʻa o ka haʻawina nui a me ke ala e hoʻoponopono a holomua ai ma hope mai. E ulu like kākou a pau mai kā lākou mau moʻolelo haku o kēia au kanaka. Wehe ʻia kēlā me kēia hana keaka ma kekahi poema “slam” a ka pūʻulu i haku ai. ʻO ia ʻano poema, he poema hōʻeuʻeu e pā ai ka naʻau. He wehena hoʻi kēia e kākoʻo ai i ka manaʻo nui o kēlā me kēia hana keaka me ka hōʻikeʻike ma kona ʻano piha. E kālailai, e nanea, e hoʻoulu kākou!
Hoʻoulu Pāhiahi students from Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu explore the choices they face as young people in today’s complex world. Via original scripts written and performed by the students, a glimpse into decisions to bully, lie, steal, and disrespect elders is looked at from different angles, dealt with, and resolved, leading to deep learning for all involved. Each scene opens with a group slam poem – a poignant spoken-word piece – which is designed to serve as a preclude, introducing the audience to the overarching theme of the performance.