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JOSHUA "BABA" TAVARES

PERFORMING ARTIST AND TEACHER

Joshua "Baba" Tavares (he/him) is a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) actor, singer, dancer, writer, director and teacher based in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Graduating recently from UH Mānoa with his MFA in Acting and Hana Keaka (Hawaiian Theatre), he will start as the new Assistant Professor of Acting there this fall. Known for his standout performance as Angel in the 20th Anniversary National Tour of the Broadway musical RENT, he's also a pioneer in Hawaiʻi's theatre scene, originating captivating roles and creating groundbreaking original works including: Haku Wale and Glitter in the Paʻakai. Baba is a dedicated advocate for the performing arts and Hawaiian culture and his unwavering commitment to his craft and community shines both on and off the stage and screen. Mahalo! 

HAPPENING NOW

Kāmau Trilogy by Alani Apio at Kumu Kahua Theatre

ʻŌlino Summer Performing Arts with Liliʻuokalani Trust

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