Christopher Patrinos is an Assistant Professor of Lighting at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance. Prior to joining the University of Hawaiʻi Christopher served as an Assistant Professor of Performing Arts at Chaminade University of Honolulu and Theatre Technical Director at the esteemed Punahou School. In addition, Christopher served as Theatre Manager at the Leeward Theatre; Technical Director at the Richard T. Mamiya Theatre; Director of Audio Visual at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center; and Production Manager at the Hawaiʻi Theatre Center.
Christopher is an award-winning director, designer, and performer. His production management credits include national touring productions of River Dance, Stomp, Shaolin Warriors, Lion King, Slava Snow Show, and A Prairie Home Companion. Christopher’s commercial and corporate production credits include the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Climate Change Conference featuring Vice President Al Gore, Nike Corporation, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, the American Geophysical Union, Asian Development Bank, and the Professional Convention Management Association. His theatre credits include stage management, technical direction, and production design for Jim Nabors, PBS Television, Tau Dance Theatre, Page Dance Academy, the Ron Bright Foundation, ʻIolani School, Castle Performing Arts Center, and Farrington High School.
Christopher has an MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Historical Studies from Chaminade University of Honolulu. He would not be where he is today without the support of his family. When Christopher is not in the theatre he is a proud volleyball dad and a staunch supporter of UH Athletics. Go Bows!