Blythe Kelsey as Ursula

Three HOT Staffers Win Po’okela Awards

The Hawaii State Theatre Council’s Po`okela Awards are presented to recognize and acknowledge excellence in local theater. Honorees were announced on Monday, August 7th, at the Ko’olau Golf Club during the Awards Ceremony.

HOT Staffers took home three 2017 Po‘okela Awards in three separate categories for their work with local theater companies.

* HOT Education Coordinator Blythe Kelsey received an award for Featured Female in a Musical for her role of Ursula in “The Little Mermaid” at Diamond Head Theatre

* HOT Director of Artistic Administration Barett Hoover was presented with an award for Sound Design & Engineering for his work in sound on “UchinaAloha” at the Kumu Kahua Theatre

* And HOT Production Coordinator Jordan Sasaki was awarded Ensemble Performance in a Play for her role of Lysander in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with Hawaii Shakespeare Festival

Three cheers for the marvelously talented staff of HOT

View all 2017 Po’okela Award recipients.