Children's Theatre of Charlotte Names Hannah Grannemann New Executive Director

Children's Theatre of Charlotte Names Hannah Grannemann New Executive Director

Hannah Grannemann has been named Children's Theatre of Charlotte's Executive Director. She will begin her role in July. She is currently the Managing Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill.

"Joining the dedicated staff and working with the committed Board of Directors of CTC is an honor," Grannemann said. "I'm delighted to be a part of the theater community in Charlotte, a city well known for its support of the arts and arts education. CTC is well positioned to grow in its already meaningful impact in the Charlotte community, and I'm thrilled that I will be a part of the next phase of its illustrious history."

A search committee - co-led by Jami Farris, CTC's 2013-15 Board Chair, and HR Committee Chair Marcus Rafiee - examined more than 300 applications during a process that began in January. The committee was comprised of board members Cynthia Bush, Ashley Joseph, Scott Sutton, Emeritus member Cynthia Lank and director/actor/theatre educator Dennis Delamar.

"We are excited for Hannah to lead Children's Theatre into its next chapter," Farris said. "She has a proven track record at PlayMakers Rep but also is viewed as a rising star on the national scene. The search generated applicants from all over the country, as well as internationally. We are fortunate to keep someone with Hannah's talents in North Carolina."

Grannemann is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, with an MBA from Yale School of Management and a MFA in Theatre Management from Yale School of Drama. She has served as Managing Director of PlayMakers since 2008 and has been a lecturer with UNC's Department of Dramatic Art since 2012. She was previously the Associate Managing Director of Yale Repertory Theatre.

"The results of the Children's Theatre's search proves what we at ASC have known for many years: that (CTC) is the leading children's theatre in the United States," said Robert Bush, Arts & Science Council's President. "Being able to get Hannah to take this position brings a new level of theatre knowledge and expertise to this fine institution."

Children's Theatre of Charlotte is a national leader among theatres for young audiences, serving nearly 300,000 young people and families annually with professional productions and innovative education initiatives.

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