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Thursday, June 22, 2017 This Week's Paper
TLT taps Serface as Managing Artistic Director

As reported here weeks ago but is now official Chris Serface is now the Managing Artistic Director at Tacoma Little Theatre.

Serface attended Weber State University in Ogden, Utah as part of their Theatre and Education programs. During that time he also began working in the business world for Hollywood Entertainment where he spent seven years as a district supervisor in Arizona, California, and Washington.

He has worked with many theatres across the country as an actor, technician, director, manager, educator and musician. Serface serves on the Boards of The American Association of Community Theatres and The Washington State Community Theatre Association. He is currently the director of Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s education program, which has thrived under his guidance.

Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s Managing Artistic Director, Jon Douglas Rake, says, “Chris has been a great asset to the TMP family, and we are sorry to see him leave. With Chris’ energy and creativity, TMP’s education department has grown into one of the largest theatre education programs in the Puget Sound. We wish him the best in his new position at TLT.”

“We are very fortunate to have a leader like Chris Serface taking the helm,” says George McClure, TLT’s Board President. “He brings a breadth of experience with him, both on and off stage. With Chris as Managing Artistic Director, TLT will continue to enhance the Tacoma theatre scene.”

Tacoma Little Theatre is the oldest operating community theatre west of the Mississippi. According to Serface, “TLT is so close to its 100th anniversary that when this opportunity became available, I knew that I had to be a part of it. Simply put, big things are going to happen at Tacoma Little Theatre.”

He will officially take his place as the new Managing Artistic Director on May 1.