Theatre & Dance Alumni

(If you are a UH Theatre and Dance alumni and would like to be added to our list, please send your contact information in the format below to theatre@hawaii.edu)

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Former Students


ANDERSON, Aaron (MFA Acting, 1997)
Assistant Professor of theatre, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
ALLEN, Debbie Lutzky (MFA Youth Theatre, 1998)
Founder/Puppeteer, Parasol Puppets
BELKNAP, Jodi (MFA Youth Theatre, 1988)
Owner, Belknap Publishing, Honolulu, HI
BELL, Pam Arciero (MFA Youth Theatre)
Puppeteer, The Muppets
BLUMNER, Holly (PhD Japanese Theatre, 2004)
Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's College, Theatre Department
BRANNER, Mark (MFA Directing, 2001)
Assistant Professor Theatre for Young Audiences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
CHAKRAVARTY, Laura (Ph.D. Asian Theatre, 2000)
Assistant Professor of Theater, Colby College, Waterville, ME
CLEAR, Stephen (MFA Design, 1981)
President, Attco, Inc., Honolulu, HI; Freelance Lighting Designer; ETCP Certified Rigger
CONCHING, Stephanie (BA Theatre, 1993)
Teacher at Maryknoll School
CROWELL, Stephen (MFA Scenic Design, 2001)
Resident Technical Director/Auditorium Manager, BYU Hawaii
ELEFTHERAKIS, Christa (MA Theatre, 2007)
Company Actor, Galli Theatre, Berlin, Germany
Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
FAIRSERVIS, Teviot
Artistic Director, East-West Fusion Theatre
FREEHILL, Maureen (MFA in Asian performance, 2001)
Department head; Instructor for Acting, Butoh, Playwriting, Directing, Seattle Central Community College;
Solo dance performer (Butoh)
GOODLANDER, Jennifer (MFA Directing, 2004)
Props Assistant and Adjunct Professor
Pittsburgh Playhouse of Point Park University/ Conservatory of Performing ArtsHARTER, Pat (MFA Youth Theatre) Professor, UCLA, Los Angeles HASHMI, Moneeza (MFA Youth Theatre) Executive Producer, Pakistan TV Corporation HU, Sherwood (Ph.D. Asian Theatre, 2000) Professor, Shanghai Drama Academy/President of CineHyte Films
KAM, Garrett (MA Theatre, 1987)
Curator, Neka Art Museum, Ubud, Bali
Free-lance writer and lecturer
KELIN, Daniel (MFA Youth Theatre, 1987)
Director of Drama Education, Honolulu Theatre for Youth
KIM, Bonnie J. M. (MFA Youth Theatre, 1999)
Founder and director of Bare & Core Expression
KOEHN, Joni (Ph.D. Japanese Theatre, 2000)
Japanese teacher/drama teacher
Highland high school and Rio Salado College
LATIFF, Haji Zainai Abdul (MFA Youth Theatre)
Professor, University of Malaysia
LILLEIKE, Monika (MFA Asian Performance, Acting)
Vocal performing artist, Berlin, Germany
MAURICIO, David (MA Theatre, 2002)
Affiliate Instructor of English
Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu
NG, Chris (MFA Youth Theatre, 1991)
United Nations Award Recipient (Malaysia) in Youth Theatre.
TV Personality and Director, Indonesia
OPPENHEIMER, Sharon (MFA Youth Theatre, 1995)
Artistic Director, Planned Parenthood IMAGES Theatre
PILLAI, Janet (MFA Youth Theatre)
Theatre Director, Five Arts Centre and Young Theatre, Malaysia
Lecturer, School of Arts, University Sains Malaysia
SCHLOSS, Jonathon (MFA Youth Theatre, 1994)
Director of US Operations, International Mascot
SCHMIEDL, Eric (MFA Youth Theatre, 1995)
Writer, Cleveland Playhouse, Ohio
SCHUSTER, Michael (Ph.D. Asian Theatre)
Curator, East-West Center Gallery, Honolulu
SHEMBER, Staci (MFA Costume Design, 1993)
Free lance costume designer in NY
SLAUGHTER, Tim (MFA Youth Theatre, 1992)
Specialist, UH Outreach College, Honolulu, HI
SMITH, Stuart E.W. (MFA Theatre and Dance 1991)
Artistic Director, Motherlode Stage Company, California
STAUB, Nancy (MFA Youth Theatre, 1990)
Board Member, Jim Henson Foundation
MEI, Sun (Ph.D Asian Theatre, 1997)
Seniour Lecturer, School of Asian and European Languages and Cultures, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
THELIN, Carl (MFA Directing, 1998)
Freelance film writer, LA
WEBSTER, Matt (MFA Youth Theatre, 1995)
Associate Professor of Theatre Education/Theatre for Youth
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
WELCH, Kathleen, (Ph.D. Asian Theatre, 2000)
Founder, director of theatre company, Minneapolis
WEST, Virginia (MFA Costume Design, 1981)
Costume Designer at Franklin & Marshall College
WILLIAMS, Kelly (MFA Directing, 2001)
Gorilla Tango Comedy Theatre - performer; Training Center Director, Instructor, freelance grant writer
YOUNG, Bryan (MFA Youth Theatre)
Puppeteer, Choreographer, Sesame Street

In Memorium



LISA MATSUMOTO ( - 2007)
(MFA Youth Theatre, 1992)
Producer, Playwright, ‘Ohi‘a Productions, Honolulu