The Sonoma Community Center is excited to announce the selection of Eric Jackson as the new Creative Programs Manager.  Eric will fill the position left vacant after the retirement of Margaret Hatcher, the long-time head and creative force behind the popular Fiber Arts Program, Dia de los Muertos Celebration and the eight years of Trashion Fashion.

Executive Director John Gurney said, “Eric Jackson, formerly of the Transcendence Theater Company, has accepted the position.  Not only does he bring creative and production experience but he really does know about the fiber arts including costume design.”

Eric has been the creator and director of many of Transcendence Theater Companies most vibrant shows: “The Ladies of Broadway” being the most recent hit plus all of the “Fantastical Family Night” shows to his credit since 2014 plus many more.

Eric has instructed students in the performing arts as well as guest-lectured at universities from Birmingham to Ann Arbor.  Eric is excited to begin a new role where he will be able to use his leadership and creative skills to develop new programing and continue building on the existing Fiber Arts program.

The much-beloved, long time creative force behind the Trashion Fashion show and popular Fiber Arts program, Margaret Hatcher tells us: “It has been a unique and profound honor to be a part of creative programming at the Center for the past ten years.  This is a very exciting transition. It will be wonderful to witness the energy Eric’s talents will bring to programming and events at the Center.

Eric will take the reins on Wednesday May 9.  For the very latest information about what’s happening in the Fiber Arts Program, to learn the dates for Eric’s Meet & Greet and to sign up for classes at the Community Center, go to