Wailau: Storytelling at UH Hilo

Wailau Storyteller Application

The storyteller application for Wailau's Spring 2022 event is now open!

Spring 2022's theme: Tales of Misunderstanding

We've all experienced misunderstanding - perhaps you've been misunderstood or you've completely misunderstood a situation or person. It may have resulted in mayhem, sadness, or hilarity!

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We welcome applications from faculty and staff (former and current), students, alumni, and community members of all ages! If you are unable to perform your story on UH Hilo's stage, self-taped stories are welcome.

When you apply, we will ask you to attach your story in either a text-based document or an audio/video file or link. If you choose to attach a video, don't worry about audio/video quality - the final version of your story will be filmed later. Stories should be about 5 minutes long with a one minute grace period (we can be flexible if the content requires a bit more time). See the Wailau FAQ for storytelling tips. Watch a Wailau episode to experience the event.

Wailau Spring 2022 Episode Timeline:

  • Application deadline: Friday, Feb. 11, 2022
  • Storyteller Selections Finalized: Notification by Monday, Feb. 28
  • Storyteller Coaching: March 1-19
  • Preliminary Storyteller Meetings/Rehearsal on Stage: March 21-24
  • Filming at Performing Arts Center: March 31-April 6
  • Event premiere: Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 2:00pm

Tell the world at Wailau!

Interested in applying, but not sure? Check out our Fall storyteller lineup and join our online watch page on Saturday, November 27 at 2:00pm to hear their stories of "Getting from Point A to Point B." Or flip through the Wailau archives and watch all of the past Wailau storytellers.