Mr. Kanekoa, who has acted in the Kauai premiere of the Legend of Ko'olau, has had numerous roles on stage and in the award- winning film The Haumana. He’s a Masters Of Fine Arts graduate in drama from the University of Southern California. He’s a former Maui resident who now lives in Los Angeles.
DIRECTOR EMERITUS Monte Scott Perez
Monte Scott Perez has been the director at full performances at the Waimea Historic Theatre on Kauai, the Hawaii Theatre in Honolulu and the East West Players David Henry Hwang Theatre in Los Angeles — all to standing ovation audiences. Mr. Perez is an actor who has toured nationally with the late Jack Krugman (Odd Couple, Quincy).
Actor Ocean Kaowili
Mr. Kaowili has acted as King Kalakaua in the film “Princess Ka'iulani” and is a member of the legendary Hawaiian music group “Sons of Hawaii” with Eddie Kamae.
Original Director Keo Woolford
The late Mr. Woolford was the director of the original production of Legend of Ko'olau at the McCoy Theatre at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Nov. 9, 2013. He has directed “Three Year Swim Club,” David Henry Hwang Theatre in Los Angeles Spring 2012, reprised East-West Players Theatre Fall 2012. Actor/writer in one-man play “I- Land” at the Hawaii Theatre. Actor in “The King And I” at the London Palladium, replacing actor Jason Scott Lee. He is the director of the award-winning feature film, “The Haumana” that has premiered in Los Angeles in 2013.
Writer Gary T. Kubota
Mr. Kubota was a crew member aboard the double-hulled sailing canoe Hokule'a through Micronesia in 2007 and is the author of “To Honor Mau: Voyage of the Hokule'a through Micronesia,” written in English, Hawaiian and Satawalese and selected to be in the Hawaiian language library Ulukau.org. He has produced two “Hawaii Specials” on prime time on Hawaii Public Television and has received several recognitions nationally from groups, including the National Press Club and NNA. He has worked at several daily newspapers as a writer and continues to work as a journalist in Honolulu, while keeping his residence on Maui. For five years, he worked as the editor and business manager of the weekly Lahaina News on Maui. Besides being a playwright, he’s a poet and songwriter.