I stopped by Church Hill Theatre yesterday to give Nina Sharp my well wishes as she moves on from her role as the theater’s Executive Manager to pursue other theatrical opportunities in the Baltimore area. August 18, 2017 was her last day.Nina has been involved with Church Hill Theatre since 2012 when she interned for the theatre’ summer childrens program, Green Room Gang. A year later she, along with Liz Clarke, both graduates of Washington College, were made Admin Assistants. She became the Executive Manager in 2015.
My first introduction to Nina was in my role as a journalist receiving information from her about upcoming productions. I met Nina for the first time when I was asked by Bonnie Hill, a member of the theatre’s board at the time, to take some photographs of the dress rehearsal of Wait Until Dark, a play Bonnie was directing in the fall of 2015.
Since then I have been volunteering at the theatre and our paths have crossed many times. Mostly it has been as one of the theatre’s photographers, but also as Stage Manager for The Games’ Afoot, Holmes for the Holidays, a play she also produced, and a fellow cast member in Witness for the Prosecution this past spring. I have always been impressed with her professionalism, her cheerful attitude and infectous smile.
I can only see good things coming for her as she leaves the MD Eastern Shore and moves to Baltimore. I am also happy to call her a friend and will be following her as her career progresses.
So to Nina Sharp, I do not say goodbye, but will say Fare Well until our paths cross again.
Hester Sachse, who holds a BA in Drama from Washington College, will be the theatre’s new Executive Manager. Sache has been a counselor and Assistant Director of the Playmakers’ Camp at the Garfield Center for the Arts in Chestertown. She has 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.
I have known Hester for a few years and am looking forward to working with her.