Aloha, Aloha or When I Was Queen [World Premiere]
In 1993, at the age of eleven, a young Eliza Bent, along with a friend, co-created, co-directed, and co-starred in an amateur historical film for a school project. In it, Bent portrayed Hawaii’s last reigning monarch, Queen Liliuokalani. Twenty-five years later, Bent uses her home movie as a forensic document and as a jumping off point to lead audiences on a journey that grapples with personal history, legacy, and cultural appropriation.
Written and Performed by Eliza Bent
Directed by Knud Adams