New executive manager at Church Hill Theatre
CHURCH HILL — The Church Hill Theatre board of directors recently announced that Hester Sachse will become the executive manager of Church Hill Theatre, a non-profit arts and education organization, on Aug. 18.
She will replace Nina Sharp, who will be pursuing other theatrical opportunities in the Baltimore area.
Hester Sachse holds a Bachelor of Arts in drama from Washington College, where she concentrated on all aspects of stage production.
For her senior thesis, Sachse directed William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” After graduation, she was active as a counselor and assistant director of the Playmakers’ Camp at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre.
Sachse also served as a programming assistant for the Prince Theatre Foundation, gaining expertise in program development, running workshops, coordination with other institutions and the day to day management of a non-profit arts organization.
Church Hill Theatre’s final productions of the 2017 season will be the drama “Doubt: a Parable,” running from Sept. 8 to 24 and “Carrie the Musical,” a collaborative show with Chesapeake College running from Oct. 27 to Nov. 12.
As always, these productions will require actors, musicians, stage crew and front of the house volunteers. Hester invites CHT members and potential volunteers to stop by the office, located across the street from the theatre, meet her, and learn more about CHT’s ongoing activities. The office is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
For additional information, call the office at 410-556-6003 or visit the website www.churchhillthe atre.org.
Hester Sachse, center, incoming executive manager for Church Hill Theatre, stands with outgoing Executive Manager Nina Sharp, right, and current Administrative Assistant Liz Clarke, left.