Story Surfers

ʻŌhiʻa Productions is a non-profit, § 501(c)(3) organization founded in March of 1995 by Lisa Matsumoto and Michael Furuya to provide creative, educational and inspiring theatrical experiences to Hawaiʻi's children and families.


Story Surfers

We are pleased to present ʻŌhiʻa Productions’ newest educational program: Story Surfers. Our goal is to support literacy in our schools and bring books to life. In 2009 and 2010, our newly introduced Story Surfers program reached more than 9000 preschool and elementary school students on Oʻahu. The focus of the program is to reinforce with keiki the importance of reading as well as introduce drama education into their curriculum. This program features a 30-minute story-time performance of a selected book and involves the use of actors, puppets and student participation to create a fun, educational
and entertaining experience for all.