This program is a one-of-a-kind high school training program presented by Tricklock Company in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

In this month-long intensive, students will learn methods of ensemble-based creation, including acrobatics, clowning, circus skills, and a variety of physical theatre styles. The Manoa Project is intensive and exciting and for every skill level, bringing a little bit of everything to the table: physicality, musicality, writing, design, stage management, paletas, waterfights, and friendships that last well into college and beyond.

The training program ends with a fully produced performance of a brand new devised work written, created by the ensemble over the course of the summer.

Performances are held at the gorgeous facilities of the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Students must be high school aged, emerging 9th graders (students who have completed 8th grade and will enter 9th grade in the fall) to descending 12th graders (students who have just completed high school.)

Each student is expected to attend all trainings, rehearsals, and performances, and absences or conflicts must be approved by the trainers and program coordinators.

The Manoa Project is FREE for participants and accepts no more than 15 students. An audition is required. (Arrangements can be made for students who live out of town.)

The 2019 Manoa Project begins June 3rd. Be sure to check out the performance on June 27th & 28th.

Please email Katy at  or call 505.414.3738 for more information.