Leeward CC alumni recognized with Po‘okela Awards

It’s been a great season for Leeward Theatre! Faculty, staff, students and alumni are not letting ongoing refurbishments and repairs to the building stop them. Not only has Leeward Theatre been recognized by Honolulu Star-Advertiser readers as the second best theatre in the state for live theatre three years in a row, but their exciting work has also brought home some Po‘okela Awards. 

Congratulations to Leeward CC alumni who received accolades for their hard work in dance, music and theatre. 

  • Excellence in Service Award: Marshall Kealalauae Cressy
  • Outstanding Ensemble in a Play: Marshall Cressy, Jordan Estioco, Vanessa Gloston and Kristen Labiano

About The Poʻokela Awards
The Poʻokela Awards have recognized excellence in local theater since 1984. Under the Poʻokela Awards adjudication process, a panel of three adjudicators selects honorees in twenty-three different theatre arts categories spanning producing, directing, performing, design, and technical theatre. Awards are given for excellence in each category. The adjudicators may also recognize excellence outside these categories through discretionary awards.

About The Hawaiʻi State Theatre Council
The Hawaiʻi State Theatre Council was created in 1970 and has been serving Hawaiʻi’s theatre community by promoting excellence in live theatre and facilitating theatre collaboration ever since. Participating theatres include All The World’s A Stage, Aloha Performing Arts Company, Chaminade University Performing Arts, Diamond Head Theatre, Hawaiian Mission Houses, Hawaiʻi Shakespeare Festival, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Kumu Kahua Theatre, Manoa Valley Theatre, Maui OnStage, Mid-Pacific Theatre Program, Palikū Theatre, PlayBuilders of Hawaiʻi Theatre Company, TAG - The Actors’ Group, The Leeward Theatre, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Windward Readers’ Theatre.

University of Hawai‘i Alumni