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Word Poet and Author Shane Koyczan to Perform at Kahilu Theatre

April 19, 2016, 4:06 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:43 PM
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Shane Koyczan. Kahilu Theatre courtesy photo.

Shane Koyczan. Kahilu Theatre courtesy photo.

Word poet and author Shane Koyczan will perform at Kahilu Theatre on Thursday, May 12.

Koyczan, known for his award-winning spoken performances, will use rhythmic verses to convey messages through his art form, taking audiences through a journey with word use.

Across the globe, Koyczan has received five-star seals of approval as he’s brought audiences in New York, London, Edinburgh, Sydney, Stockholm, and Los Angeles to their feet.

Among his many feats, Koyczan collaborated with animators to make the anti-bullying video “To This Day” in 2013. The video went viral and now has over 18 million views. He later performed a customized version “For The Bullied and the Beautiful” to acclaim at the 2013 International Ted Conference in California.

After publishing his first collection of poetry, “Visiting Hours,” it was the only work of poetry selected by both the Guardian and The Globe and Mail for their Best Books of the Year lists in 2005. He followed up this success with “Stickboy,” a novel in verse that chronicles the dark and lonely journey of a bullied child gripped by helpless rage.

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The Kahilu Theatre will open its doors for the performance at 6 p.m.

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Tickets are $33/$27/$22/$16 and available for purchase on the Kahilu Theatre website, by calling 885-6868, or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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