Kiki Rivera

Kiki Rivera

Kiki Rivera (she, he, they, we) is an internationally produced, award-winning theatre artist, educator, and arts activist. Kiki has her BA in Theatre as well as her MFA in Playwrighting from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM), and member of the 2018 ArtEquity cohort. As an educated gender-queer person of color (Samoan-Filipinx born and raised in Hawaii) that is cis-femme presenting, Kiki recognizes her...
Kiki Rivera (she, he, they, we) is an internationally produced, award-winning theatre artist, educator, and arts activist. Kiki has her BA in Theatre as well as her MFA in Playwrighting from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM), and member of the 2018 ArtEquity cohort. As an educated gender-queer person of color (Samoan-Filipinx born and raised in Hawaii) that is cis-femme presenting, Kiki recognizes her privilege and responsibility to those marginalized communities. Her work focuses on cultural and sexual identity and the effects of colonization. Kiki is one of many voices for Pacific Islanders in the diaspora and is published in Samoan Queer Lives edited by Yuki Kihara and Dan Talaupapa McMullin. Kiki believes in self-reflective storytelling from a contemporary indigenous perspective and creating space for marginalized theatre artists of color.

Plays

  • Lost Boy
    When Boy wanders off alone while playing the newest mobile game called Flora & Flumes, he finds himself transported to a different world- an early 1900's Hawaii Plantation. Boy ends up on a wild adventure with 8 year old Ito, who teaches Boy that the best games are played with real friends.
  • Puzzy feat. Victor Rodger
    Mele, a lesbian Samoan Jehovah’s Witness, struggles with her sexuality and her quest for true love.
  • Faʻalavelave: The Interruption
    Mele and Sefina are engaged to be married until Mele's biological father passes. Traditional indigenous practices, as well as family bonds, are challenged by a dead man's secrets.