Welcome to Kailua Onstage Arts


November 30 - December 9

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 4:00pm

Performed at Skeleton Key Hawaii, 171-A Hamakua Dr in Kailua

Kailua Onstage Arts is a new addition to theater on Oahu, providing performing arts performances and classes to Windward and Honolulu residents from their theater in Kailua.


About the Play

Kailua Onstage Arts continues its inaugural season with the Hawaii Premiere of Title and Deed by Will Eno, performed by Kevin Keaveney and directed by Will Ha'o. This highly acclaimed solo play, which appeared on both The N.Y. Times and The New Yorker magazine’s Top Ten Plays of 2012, is a haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile. 

Behold the newest nobody of the funniest century yet. Listen closely or drift off uncontrollably, as he speaks to you directly about the notion of home, about the notion of the world. All of it delivered with the authority that is the special province of the unsure and the un-homed, which is a word he made up accidentally. Title and Deed is a provocative new work by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Horton Foote Prize winner Will Eno, whom The New York Times called "a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation."

The production is directed by Will Ha'o and runs from November 30th through Dec. 9, at Skeleton Key Hawaii, 171-A Hamakua Dr., in Kailua.  The running time is 75 minutes.

Title and Deed has generated universal critical acclaim

"...Daring within its masquerade of the mundane, spectacular within its minimalism, and hilarious within its display of po-faced bewilderment. It is a clown play that capers at the edge of the abyss ...... You can’t see the ideas coming in “Title and Deed.” When they arrive—tiptoeing in with a quiet yet startling energy—you don’t quite know how they got there." 

The New Yorker

"Both the humor and the rapture come from the same source: a keen, obsessive attention to language that combines fascination with frustration at words’ faltering ability to convey the wonder, strangeness and sadness of experience." - The New York Times

"Pensive, lyrical, deeply funny and profoundly sad." - Variety

About Us

Our Mission

Kailua Onstage Arts is a new, non-profit performing arts company based in downtown Kailua and dedicated to presenting works that give voice to the voiceless – those who have gone mostly unheard because of their race, gender, sexuality, geographic location, or economic condition.

Title and Deed

Kailua Onstage Arts presents the second show of its inaugural season: the absurdist and contemplative monologue, TITLE AND DEED, written by Will Eno

Title and deed

Classes at KOA

Musical Theater Class for Children Grades 3 - 5. Winter session coming soon!

Musical Theater for Grades 3 -5

Musical Theater Class for Grades 3 - 5


A 7-week session in movement, voice, and acting for musical theatre with an informal showcase the 7th class, taught by Kelly Wadlegger (Musical Theater Summer School Teacher at Le Jardin Academy and Dance Director at Castle Performing Arts Center/Castle High School 

Sundays 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28

(no class 10/7)

Time: 11:00AM-12:30PM


131 Hekili Street #203 

Kailua HI 96734

Interested? Let Us Know!

Instructor Kelly Wadlegger

Kelly Wadlegger holds an M.F.A. in Dance (2009) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) where she taught dance and choreographed (Rite of Spring) for Ernst Lab Theatre on a three-year graduate fellowship; She has a B.F.A in Dance (1992) from S.U.N.Y. Purchase Conservatory . Kelly currently is the Dance Educator and Dance Director in the Performing Arts Pathways at Castle High School/Castle Performing Arts Center and recently directed musical theatre at Le Jardin Academy summer school. 

Kelly is an international choreographer, dancer, and teaching artist who has taught International Baccalaureate Diploma Dance, and choreographed dance concerts and musicals at Western Academy Beijing, P.R. China, and the International School Bangkok, Thailand. She has choreographed commercials; concert dance for CPAC/Castle DanceForce (Sleeping Beauty, Juxtapositions, United Colors of Dance); and staged choreography for Manoa Valley Theatre, Hawaii Pacific University, and Hawaii Mission Houses. She premiered an evening of theatre & dance for Oahu 1st Fringe Festival, and Ong King Arts (Identities in Motion); and has performed locally with Tau Dance Theatre, Halua Pua Ilima, and Convergence Dance Theatre; and has taught/ choreographed at Punahou School, The Movement Center, The Dance Space, UHM Outreach College, Montessori Community School, Still and Moving Center, and Chaminade University. 

In New York City she studied Method Acting with Gary Swanson and was a working observer at The Actors Studio where she performed in (MacBeth), and danced with NYC based companies.


Contact Us

Kailua Onstage Arts

131 Hekili St., #203, Kailua, HI 96734

Performances held at 50 Kihapai St in Kailua

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