The HI Way
HTY’s TELEVISION SHOW
A theatre company makes tv?
As a company of creative theatre makers and educators, we knew Covid would force us to use our talents in new ways. We were lucky enough to partner with NMG Network and Hawaii News Now to create a new type of children’s television program.
Grounded in our geography and the many diverse cultures that make Hawaii special the program is unlike anything currently available in children’s television and marks the begining of a hybrid future for HTY as both theatre and digital media creator.
Was a direct reaction to the early months of COVID in Hawaii and included themes like social distancing, new ways of celebrating special occasions and how our lives, especially the lives of young people, were deeply impacted by this challenge.
Saw a huge jump in the quality of production as we were again able to enter the theatre, now a film studio. These episodes feature Hawaii takes on common themes from the Native Hawaiian concept of “pono” to energy use in Hawaii.
We are starting planning on a third series of episodes which we will film in early 2021.
As we enter the digital media space we are excited by the possibilities of bringing more local and diverse voices to children’s entertainment here in Hawaii and beyond.
How to Watch
As an HTY member you will enjoy complete access to all of the episodes of The HI Way available on any device.
Episode of the Week
Each week a new episode of The HI Way will be featured. Follow along, share that episode with friends, let us know what you think!
Additional Materials and Events
Soon we will be adding some additional activities, educational support materials and behind the scenes photos and videos. Stay tuned for more information about ways to connect.
Take a ride with us!
Part variety show, part sketch comedy, filled with music, action and animation The HI Way holds a little something for everyone.
Partners and messaging
We have been so fortunate to work with a variety of partners on the creation of content for The HI Way. From other non-profits to government agencies to local buisnesses, we are excited to work with partners intersted in connecting with young people and families.
why this work is important?
NMG, HTY and Hawaii News Now are dedicated to continuing to support and develop The HI Way. Our shared belief is that local children deserve access to diverse, multi-cultural voices and to be included in the most important conversations facing our community.
We envision the show serving as a bridge to connect young people with important partners, stories and issues facing their generation. We know that quality artistic programming that speaks with sensitivity to the current experience of growing up in Hawaii will support and inspire not only our young people but our entire community.
Check out our story!
This behind the scenes video tells the story of the early days of creating The HI Way and gives a little glimps into how the magic happens. Interested in learning more behind the scenes? Check out the PLACE episode in Season 2.