Staff
Vickie van Wagner has been the Costume Coordinator at Punahou for over 20 years.  She has costumed over 40 department shows including The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, Playing for Time, The King and I,  Into the Woods, Les Miserables and many works of Shakespeare.  She is also responsible for costuming over 20 Senior Variety shows (each involving over 300 students) and 8 Dance School recitals (with over 400 characters).
Morgan Lane-Tanner (Assistant Costume Coordinator) began her career in costumes working as a stitcher at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Soon after, she moved to West Palm Beach Florida where she worked as Costume Shop Manager and Assistant Designer at Florida Stage. After two seasons at Florida Stage she moved to Oahu to begin working as a resident costume designer for the Honolulu Theater for Youth (HTY).  There she designed costumes and puppets for Musubi Man, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Maui's Kite to name a few. Morgan received Po'okela awards in costume design for Diamond Head Theater's production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Ohia's production of The Princess and the Iso Peanut.  Morgan is currently pursuing a MFA in Youth Theater with an emphasis in puppetry at the University of Hawaii, with plans to graduate in 2012.

Gayln Kong Akaka has worked professionally as a singer, actor, and clinical social worker in Honolulu as well as New York City.  2010-2011 marks her 3rd year as Production Coordinator/Costume Assistant.  She loves Theatre and being a part of the backstage creative process.
They call me Travis Flazer, Assistant Technical Director.  Word on the street is that I was born right here in Hawaii.  I graduated from Kamehameha Schools.  While there I participated in a wealth of extracurricular activities, including Speech and debate and Theatre.  I was State Champion in Duo Interpetration and went on to compete in the National Championship in St. Louis, Mo.  My feats in Theatre include the Minstrel in the neo-gothick extravaganza Trudi and the Minstrel.  I was tech support for many shows including Godspell, Talk Story, Pippin, Into the Woods and the Crucible.  What lies in the future?  I know not.  But I hope to end up on the West Coast studying writing, Theatre and Art.
Brian Gilhooly is currently the Technical Director of Dillingham Hall Theatre. He started doing Theatre as a student in Castle High School's Theatre Program studying with Ron Bright and Lloyd Riford. Later he pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Drama with an emphasis on Technical Theatre at The University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Over the years he has worked with many Theatre groups in Hawaii including, Starving Artists Productions, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Kaimuki Performing Arts Center, Leeward Community College, and Windward Community College.  His Love of Theatre ultimately drew him towards educational Theatre. He worked for 10 years as Technical Director of the Princess Ruth Ke'elikolani Theatre before bringing his 20 years of experience to Punahou.



Tony Young
has been performing for over 25 years now.  He considers himself a “Bright Kid”, having been introduced to the Theatre world by Ron Bright.  His performing efforts have taken him to Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Italy, and Japan.  One of his most memorable experiences was being auditioned and cast in a movie by Sidney Poitier himself. He has performed locally with Diamond Head Theatre, Manoa Valley Theatre, Hawaii Opera Theatre, and is a founding member of All The World’s A Stage Theatre Company. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from the University of Hawaii, and recently completed an intensive Musical Theatre Performance training with the Collaborative Arts Project, CAP21, in New York City.  Tony considers the opportunity to share his passion for the Performing Arts as a Faculty member at Punahou simply amazing.


Paul D. Palmore has acted, directed, designed lights, sets, costumes, sound  and composed music for over 150 productions for Manoa Valley Theatre, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Ohi'a Productions, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Diamond Head Theatre, University of Michigan, Silliman University, Philippines, Kamehameha Schools and Punahou School, where he is currently Director of Theatre.  Palmore has been teaching Theatre since 1973, and has been responsible for establishing Theatre departments in two different schools before coming to Punahou.



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