Roger Long to be remembered in a ‘Celebration of Life’ theatre event

Friends will share memories of eminent director-actor

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Anita Hodges, (808) 956-6052
College of Arts and Humanities
Posted: Aug 13, 2007

HONOLULU - A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, August 20, for the late Roger Long, former associate Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and emeritus professor of Asian Theatre at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Roger Long passed away on April 30 at the age of 68 after a long illness. He was an eminent director and actor whose lifelong passion was Indonesian wayang kulit — Javanese shadow puppetry. Dr. Long produced rarely performed Indonesian and Balinese dramas at Kennedy Theatre and earned Po‘okela Awards for his direction of American dramas, including "Wit" and "Angels in America, Part 1" at Manoa Valley Theatre.

The memorial service will be Aug. 20 at Kennedy Theatre from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

This celebration will be a reflection of Roger's life - joyous, irreverent, creative and, at times, serious. Friends will share their memories of him in a series of brief remembrances.