Susan Habas, Executive Director (TA)

Susan Habas is the Executive Director of the Thalian Association Community Theatre. The community theatre association is tasked by the City of Wilmington to provide management of the Hannah Block Historic USO Community Arts Center and its programs. Susan is a native Wilmingtonian who brings a successful retail management, sales and marketing background to her duties with the Thalian Association Community Theatre. She is known for her dramatic impact on business growth, customer loyalty and brand recognition during a long retail management career with Hilda Godwin’s and The Julia.

Susan Habas

In addition to managing daily business operations Susan was in charge of special events and promotions. She produced a weekly fashion show at the Pilot House in historic downtown Wilmington for 15 years and hosted many non- profit events that raised thousands of dollars throughout her career.

As an account executive with Valpak, Susan was ranked one of the top twelve sales people in the South. She combines innovative business techniques with traditional community outreach and nets results in any industry.

She enjoys life in Wilmington with her husband, Michael, and two dogs, Chaz (Havanese) and Minnie (Pomeranian).

120 S. Second Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


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Phone: 910.341.7860
Fax: 910.341.7862  


Our Hours of Operation: 

Mon-Thurs: 9am-9pm;   Fri: 9am-5pm  &  Sat: 9am-1pm

 We observe the City of Wilmington's Holiday Closing Schedule.

Our Management

The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is managed by the staff of the The Thalian Association, the Official Community Theater of North Carolina.

The Thalian Association is a non-profit, membership organization founded in 1788 to provide arts education and bring the excitement of the performing arts to Wilmington. The organization has its offices and holds auditions at the Community Arts Center.  The Center also hosts the Thalian Children's Theater classes and performances.

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Parking Information



Patrons of the HBHUSO/Community Arts Center can park in the surface lot conveniently located next to the building.

Parking Rates:

- Hourly: $1.25
- Daily: $7.00
- Monthly: $50.00


Paid parking is enforced 24/7 unless otherwise noted.  Visit the City of Wilmington's website for more information about downtown Wilmington parking.