Susan Habas

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.

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.

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Susan Habas
Executive Director

Chandler Davis
Artistic Director

Samantha Herrick
Community Arts Center Director

Lance Howell
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Thalian Association
Box 1111
Wilmington, NC 28402
910-251-1788

Red Barn Studio Theatre
1122 S. 3rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28402
910-251-1788

Thalian Hall Box Office
310 Chestnut St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-632-2285

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Our heartfelt thanks to the generous organizations who supported the Thalian Association Community Theatre with grant awards for our 2016-2017 season.  These funds provide much-needed support for our productions, programs and operating expenses.

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