Steve Lloyd has the ability to carefully plan Theatre Seasons that offer a wide variety of entertainment. Every aspect is carefully considered and properly placed in perspective. Steven does not just do traditional plays and musicals. His selections are well thought through to be sure that HART is and will remain "one of the best!"
Steve Lloyd's love of theatre and his brilliant organizational skills has taken a small local community playhouse and turned it into a respected theatrical organization. In 1995 through a Capital Campaign fund raising program, Steven started plans for the MAIN STAGE which were brought to reality in 1997. Later the FEICHTER STUDIO was developed where smaller more cutting edge shows could be presented. The FEICHTER STUDIO is also where the Actors / Directors pick the shows, their creative crews and are responsible for all aspects of the productions. In 2016, the picture was completed with the opening of THE FANGMEYER THEATRE AND THE HARMONS' DEN. With his dedication and constant attention throughout the growth and development program, STEVE LLOYD led the way to this successful venue, bringing to this community the most watched and talked about operation of its kind in Western North Carolina.
27 YEARS OF THEATRICAL BRILLIANCE AND MORE TO COME!
The new Fangmeyer Theatre and Harmons' Den at HART. Opened 2016.
A few years go by and
STEVE LLOYD enters the scene. Steven was in town hosting a visiting Artists Program for the State of North Carolina developed for Haywood Community College. Having fallen in love with Waynesville and knowing his program was ending, Steven approached the Community Theatre with a radical proposal. He presented his resume and stated in a letter, "If you hire me I will ask that you pay me $10,000 the first year. If I do not increase this operation by that amount or more, I expect not to be paid." Now stop the show! This is where STEVE LLOYD and the "love affair" with Waynesville, North Carolina and the THEATRE as we know it today begins! (1989-90)
The year was 1985, when a group of citizens met, including Rex and Libba Feitcher and started HART. The idea came after the Haywood Arts Council presented a few shows including "South Pacific," "Anything Goes" and "Oklahoma." The initial group then decided to start a Community Theatre. At that point they voted Rex Feitcher, Chairman of the Board, Janina Shoemaker was Managing Director, Jim Cinque and Paula McElroy were brought in for their professional talents and the Strand Theatre on Main Street, where the early productions had taken place, was chosen as the site for future productions as well.
CONGRATULATIONS STEVE LLOYD.
Now that the FANGMEYER THEATRE has opened, what's next? Well, since December, KIDS AT HART, a new division for young performers, has been selling out all their shows!
We thought you were going to rest! REST? No rest for this man, as his mind never stops creating those theatrical moments we now expect with each opening!
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