The Plaza Theatre appoints new Executive Director

Darve Smith

The Plaza Theatre appoints new Executive Director


WHARTON, TEXAS – The Plaza Theatre is thrilled to announce their new executive director. Darve Smith will be assuming this role, continuing to build on The Plaza Theatre’s rich legacy in the Wharton area. 

The Plaza Theatre’s iconic performance space serves as a hub for community events including plays, concerts, and special events with a mission of building stronger communities through the performing arts. 

Darve Smith saw the opening for executive director and recognized an exciting opportunity. “I couldn’t pass up the chance to put my career in theatre to use in Wharton at The Plaza Theatre,” said Smith. 

According to Henri-Ann Nortman, Board President of the Plaza Board of Directors, “We are thrilled to bring Darve aboard. His passion for theatre is going to serve this community and continue the traditions we’ve put into place.”

Smith has a long history in theatre, both teaching and directing. Smith also has a background in technology which will benefit the ever-evolving Plaza Theatre.

In his new position as executive director at The Plaza Theatre, Smith will be responsible for engaging community, membership, donors, staff, and volunteers in promoting and delivering community theater experiences to patrons while ensuring financial stability.

The Plaza Theatre looks forward to seeing the progress Smith makes at the helm of the theater. More information can be found at


About The Plaza Theatre

The Plaza Theatre is a community theatre found in Wharton’s Monterey Square. The 501(c)3 non-profit organization serves as a venue for live performances including plays, concerts, and special events that bring in audiences throughout the region.

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