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Executive Director Deena Dray

Deena Dray, Executive Director

As Executive Director, a position held since September 1995, Deena is directly responsible for Diamond Head Theatre’s management and direction. She is supported by a 15-member staff and a 40-member Board and interacts regularly with hundreds of volunteers, cast members, and community members. Formerly, Deena was program director in human services, and held marketing, business development and finance positions at First Hawaiian Bank.

Deena holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts and has taken graduate business courses in marketing and management at the University of Hawaii and the University of Colorado. She is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders in the Arts and is a fellow of PONO, a Leadership Program sponsored by the Hawaii Community Foundation.

Artistic Director John Rampage

John Rampage, Artistic Director

John Rampage is a performer, actor, choreographer, and director who has served as Diamond Head Theatre’s Artistic Director since 1995. He is the creative mastermind behind all of the theatre’s productions and programs, overseeing the curation of two or more shows each season and selects directors, musical directors, and set designers.

His relationship with the theatre began in 1975 where he performed as Tommy Gilas in the 1975 production of Music Man. In the 1980s, Rampage danced and sang his way across the U.S. and Europe and returned in 1991 as choreographer of Evita. More than 120 productions have been shared with the community under his oversight including the Hawaii premieres of Crazy For You, Titanic, The Full Monty, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and the world premiere of the original musical, You Somebody. He also serves as director of the Diamond Head Theatre Shooting Stars Program, training the future stars of DHT, Hawaii and Broadway.

A 47-time Po‘okela Award winner for excellence in the theatre, John is also the recipient of the Hawaii State Theatre Council 2006 Pierre Bowman Award.


Belinda Lucas
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Jared Paakaula
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Mary Calantoc
Director of Special Projects
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Krysta Matsuno
Individual & Corporate Gifts Manager
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Candy Duncga
Costume Shop Manager
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Brenda Chee
Costume Assistant
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Madison Gholston
Costume Production Associate
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Andrea Yoo
Costume Shop Assistant
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Dawn Oshima
Technical Director
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Vincent Green
Assistant Technical Director
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Emily Lane
Facilities Coordinator
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Randy Tandal
Production Assistant
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Colin Miwa

Trevor Bracher

Mike Ching

Elisia Flores

Matthew Pennaz

Gabe Lee

Rick Chong

Board Members

Cathy Camp
Sidney C. L. Char
Rick Ching
Daniel Chun
Jennifer Diesman
Susan Eichor
Uson Y. Ewart
Dennis Francis
Kay Hampton
Randy Harris
Todd Iacovelli
Mariko Lyons
John Magauran, M.D.
David Okabe
Laurence Paxton
Nigel Pentland
Richard M. Rand
Paul M. Saito
Kelly Sanders
Dean Shigemura
Jennifer Tanabe
Travis Tanaka
Sharen Wago
Indru Watumull
Carolyn A. Berry Wilson
Wendell J. Wo
Mark Wong
Vernon Wong