Wailau: Storytelling at UH Hilo

Wailau Storyteller Application

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

Fall 2022's theme: New Beginnings

As we begin reconnecting and seeing each other in person, Wailau will be staged live in front of an audience on UH Hilo's campus. The theme explores new beginnings - a life change, a fresh start, or a new adventure. Perhaps telling your story will mark a new beginning!

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We welcome applications from faculty and staff (former and current), students, alumni, and community members of all ages!

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. It is only used for story selection. 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 Fall 2022 New Beginnings Episode Timeline:

  • Application deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 with applications accepted until the storyteller lineup is set
  • Storyteller selection notification: by Sept. 19
  • Storyteller coaching: Sept. 19-30
  • Optional face-to-face rehearsal: Oct. 3-31
  • Rehearsal in venue: Nov. 1-15
  • Event premiere: Friday, Nov. 18, 2022

Tell the world at Wailau!

Interested in applying, but not sure? Check out our Spring storyteller lineup and watch our latest epiosde to hear "Tales of Misunderstanding." Or flip through the Wailau archives and watch all of the past Wailau storytellers.