David C. Johnston

Artistic Director
Artistic Director of MAPA since 1992, David has more than 30 years experience directing professional, educational and children’s theatre productions. He taught theatre workshops and has been an acting coach and directing consultant for the last 25 years. In addition, he worked as an acting instructor at the University of Oregon and Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. Read more…

Carolyn King Wright

Executive Director
A long-time teaching artist, Carolyn began working for MAPA as a drama specialist for the Voices program in 1998. Prior to moving to Maui in 1991, Carolyn performed in and directed shows for Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program in the San Francisco Bay Area as a founding member of the troupe. Read more…

Hoku Pavao

Assistant Artistic Director
Hoku Pavao Jones is a graduate of Baldwin High School and the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City. Recently Hoku has taken on a new and important role in the organization as MAPA’s Assistant Artistic Director. Read more…

Kathleen Schulz

Head Costumier & Teaching Artist
Kathleen Schulz has studied modern dance with Martha Graham in New York, jazz with Roland Dupree in Los Angeles and ballet with Nico Cerese in Los Angeles. She has taught dance and performed nationwide. Read more…

Larysa Joy

Communications & Outreach Manager

Board of Directors

Dr. Virginia Cantorna

Vice President
Marion Haller

Mason Williams

Linda Howlett

Members At Large
Kathy Collins
Dick Doran
Barry Kawakami
Kevin McCord
Lisa Mosbarger
Kristina Shugars
David Spee
Michael Tibbott
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