Thalian Association Community Theatre Announces New Artistic Director Bradford Brown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Susan Habas Thalian Association Community Theatre 910-251-1788                                                                                             Thalian Association Community Theatre Announces New Artistic Director Bradford Brown   WILMINGTON, NC –After an extensive national search, Thalian Association Community Theatre is pleased to announce that Bradford Brown will join the association as Artistic Director. Brown’s appointment follows the resignation of longtime Artistic Director Chandler Davis who stepped down in March but will assist in the transition as Artistic Consultant through the end of 2023. Bradford Brown has a BFA in musical theater from Syracuse University and an MFA in computer animation and special effects from the Academy of Art University. He’s worked in theater, film, television, and education, and founded theatre and media companies. “We were overwhelmed by the number of very qualified candidates who applied for this position,” said Susan Habas, Executive Director of Thalian Association. “It was important to find the right person to honor our mission as community theatre, continuing Chandler’s tradition of great production quality, as well as wonderful experiences for our volunteers and theatre family. Bradford’s diverse work history and skills, combined with his love for Thalian and local theatre ideally position him to lead our artistic vision.” “I’ve always loved my life in the arts and have been incredibly fortunate to have worked in so many disciplines,” said Bradford. “I am thrilled to be coming back to the theater as the Thalian Association Community Theatre’s Artistic Director. I’m eager to use all the tools I’ve gathered over the years to create incredible theater for the Wilmington community.” About Bradford Brown The arts have always been central to Bradford Brown’s life. Born and raised near Cleveland, Ohio, as a teen he performed in high school musicals, local television, and was recruited to sing in the Ohio Boys Choir, touring much of the United States and overseas. He attended Syracuse University with a concentration on musical theater direction. After graduation, Bradford moved to New York City where he founded the Off Broadway theatre company Ring of Fire Productions which combined film and computer animation with live actors on stage. He also continued his education by studying with legendary teachers Salem Ludwig (directing) and James Price (Meisner Technique). Bradford moved to Wilmington in the early 2000s and continued his theatre career directing several shows for the Thalian Association Community Theatre including Carousel, Pippin and The Pirates of Penzance. He continued his education with a Master of Computer Science from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he specialized in computer animation, film, and television special effects. His professional career in the film and television industry began as a set dresser on the show One Tree Hill. Set dressing and Prop Master credits include the films … » Continue Reading

Thalian Association Community Theatre Production Canceled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Susan Habas, Executive Director Thalian Association Community Theatre 910-251-1788 Thalian Association Community Theatre Production Canceled WILMINGTON, NC – Thalian Association Community Theatre is regretfully canceling, and rescheduling, the upcoming performances of Company, scheduled for Feb. 4 – 13 at Thalian Hall due to breakthrough COVID cases in those involved with the production. “Unfortunately we have no choice but to postpone these performances,” said Thalian Association Executive Director Susan Habas. “We were slated to open next Friday and are following CDC guidelines regarding quarantine and testing. We have rescheduled the production for August 5 – 14 at Kenan Hall at UNCW, and hope as many ticket holders as possible can join us then and there for a fabulous performance. We thank you for your patience and understanding.” Ticket holders will be able to call the Kenan Hall box office to transfer their tickets at a date to be announced soon, and anyone wanting a refund should call the Thalian Hall box office at 910.632.2285. Please call the Thalian Association at 910.251.1788 with any questions. Established in 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theatre and arts education. Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall and professionally manages the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington. The youth theatre program offers training and performance opportunities for children aged seven through high school seniors. In 2007, Thalian Association Community Theatre was designated North Carolina’s Official Community Theater by the state legislature. For more information, go to