PHOTOS BY JAMES GARRETT / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
August 9, 2017
Diamond Head Theatre was the big winner with 25 awards across 13 categories as the Hawaii State Theatre Council held its 2017 Po‘okela Awards ceremony Monday at the Ko‘olau Golf Club in Kaneohe.
Manoa Valley Theatre was second with 18 awards in 14 categories. The University of Hawaii-Manoa theater program was third with 17 awards in 14 categories. The Actors’ Group had 16 awards in seven categories.
Chaminade University, the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, Kumu Kahua Theatre, Leeward Community College, Paliku Theatre and PlayBuilders of Hawai‘i Theater Company also received awards for excellence.