John Rampage & Deena Dray

After an extensive nationwide search, Diamond Head Theatre’s Board of Directors has selected Trevor Tamashiro as its new Executive Director to replace Deena Dray, who recently retired after a 28-year career.

Prior to joining DHT, his career in New York City included these positions: Chief Advancement Officer of The Diller-Quaile School of Music, a nonprofit community music school in New York City; Deputy Director of the Saratoga International Theater Institute; and Deputy/Program Director for The Drama League of New York.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Trevor performed in community theatre productions throughout Honolulu. After graduating from Punahou School, Tamashiro attended University of Miami, where he earned a degree in Theatre Arts. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Nonprofit Management from Columbia University.

“Trevor brings a wealth of experience working for a variety of arts organizations in New York City and we’re delighted to be a part of his homecoming as he returns to lead the theatre where he performed as a youth,” says DHT Board President Colin Miwa. “We’re excited about his plans and ambitions for our newly opened theater and continued campaign to improve our campus. He’s going to set the stage for welcoming a new generation to the performing arts.”

His goals for the new position include the redevelopment of the Theatrical Arts Building to welcome more students and to continue to usher in a post-pandemic era where the theatre can serve as a community gathering place and center for performing arts that welcomes all ages and all walks of life around a shared passion for performance.

Tamashiro is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

Read more about Trevor in Pacific Business News.