Following an extensive national search The Colonial Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of Brenna Nicely as our new Executive Director. Having worked in several capacities at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, most recently as the Education & Engagement Director, Brenna has an avid appreciation for the arts and believes in the power of cultural enrichment. Through her decade of nonprofit experience she has also developed a keen sense of the importance of inclusion and community engagement. In a short period of time Brenna has demonstrated a deep understanding of The Colonial’s vision and mission. Brenna’s diverse experience and fresh enthusiasm should serve us well as we continue to implement our strategic plan and its goals. Toward that end, Brenna will be focused both on the historic preservation of our beautiful theater and ensuring that we provide our audience with a safe and comfortable state of the art performance venue. Please help us welcome her to The Colonial and to our community when she takes the helm in August.  As we welcome Brenna we want to again thank Christine Kelly Etter for her dedication and commitment to The Colonial over the last four years. Christine has been a bright light and her contributions have been many. We wish her and her husband all the best as they start their new family.