Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Lyric Theatre Board of Directors is pleased to announce that JohnLoesser, currently the Executive Director of The Lyric Theatre, will become the Artistic Director. Mr. Loesser’s 16 years of oversight and guidance has transformed The Lyric into a vibrant performing arts center for the Treasure Coast. As Artistic Director, John will focus on the artistic programming as well as fundraising and public relations.

The Lyric Board of Directors is proud to announce that Kia Fontaine has been named Executive Director effective April 1, 2015. Ms. Fontaine, who is currently the Assistant Executive Director, has been with The Lyric for seven years and is responsible for all day-to-day operations and general management of The Lyric. Prior to coming to The Lyric, Kia served as the Historic Preservation Officer and as a Deputy City Clerk for the City of Fort Pierce. Ms. Fontaine has been a resident of the Treasure Coast for all of her life and is passionate about performing arts.

“I can’t think of a better person in the performing arts world to assume command of The Lyric” said John Loesser. “In my entire career, I have never known anyone that I could have recommended that would put The Lyric in better hands than Kia, and I look forward to working with her for many years to come.”

Board President Ethel Christin stated “I, and the rest of the Board of Directors, have complete confidence in Kia Fontaine as our new Executive Director and believe the future of The Lyric will be in great shape under Kia’s leadership. We are pleased that John will be able to concentrate his time on the areas he is most interested in.”
John Loesser, Kia Fontaine
Photo Credit: Thomas Winter