Susan Habas, Executive Director (TA)

Since 2011, Susan Habas has been the Executive Director of Thalian Association Community Theatre. While providing management over the Hannah Block Historic USO Community Arts Center and its programs, Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five Main Stage Thalian Hall productions and five Youth Theatre productions annually. Susan is a native Wilmingtonian, with a successful sales, business growth, and customer loyalty background during a long retail management career with Hilda Godwin’s and The Julia. Locally, Susan is known for the weekly fashion show produced at the Pilot House in historic downtown Wilmington for 15 years and leading variety of fundraisers for local non-profits. Susan Habas photo for website
Working with the TACT Board of Directors, Susan has grown the Youth Theatre program to include TACT Academy and a community outreach program that serves the Community Boys & Girls Club, Brigade Boys & Girls Club, the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington and New Hanover County Schools. She also negotiated over $100,000 per year in trade sponsorships, founded the ARTfall Exhibition at the HBHUSO/CAC, established beneficial collaborations with the area non-profit organizations and developed a diverse fundraising program. Special events have included shows at the Blockade Runner, Mad Boar, and the most successful fundraiser in TACT history A Little Night Magic. Other historic firsts include staging productions at the Red Barn Studio theatre from 2013 – 2017 and in July 2017 collaborating with the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA to present the Tony Award winning play Mr. Roberts on the fantail of the Battleship. Susan loves her life in Wilmington, her husband Michael, working with TACT and her two Havanese, Gabby and Chaz.



Address:
120 S. Second Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

       

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Phone/Fax:
Phone: 910.341.7860
Fax: 910.341.7862  

 


Our Hours of Operation: 

Mon-Thurs: 9am-9pm;   Fri: 9am-5pm  &  Sat: 9am-1pm

 We observe the City of Wilmington's Holiday Closing Schedule.

Our Management

The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is managed by the staff of the The Thalian Association, the Official Community Theater of North Carolina.

The Thalian Association is a non-profit, membership organization founded in 1788 to provide arts education and bring the excitement of the performing arts to Wilmington. The organization has its offices and holds auditions at the Community Arts Center.  The Center also hosts the Thalian Children's Theater classes and performances.


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Parking Information

 

   

Patrons of the HBHUSO/Community Arts Center can park in the surface lot conveniently located next to the building.


Parking Rates:

- Hourly: $1.25
- Daily: $7.00
- Monthly: $50.00

 

Paid parking is enforced 24/7 unless otherwise noted.  Visit the City of Wilmington's website for more information about downtown Wilmington parking.