Posted by Bruce Miller
Great things are happening at the downtown Barksdale/Theatre IV office. Our beloved Sara Heifetz has come back to us to resume some of her former duties. She returns to Richmond after “a wonderful four years of personal and professional growth in the Big Apple.”
She’s come home, in part, “to grow something quite different, but hopefully no less of a contribution to the Richmond theatre scene.” Sara and her partner Carlos, a sound designer and audio engineer, are expecting their first “joyous bundle of stinky diapers and overdramatic tantrums” in mid-January, and they couldn’t be more thrilled—“nothing short of miraculous!”
Sara’s mother has been seriously ill for quite some time in Richmond, and Sara and Carlos have been traveling back and forth between NYC and Richmond every month. When they got the good news they decided to relocate to be closer to the family they both have here, and to give Grandma Heifetz “the healing energy only a grandchild can provide.”
If you ask why she moved back, Sara will unfailingly reply with a gigantic and slightly mischievous grin, “Cuz I got knocked up!” She is quite deliberate in refusing to allow me to stand on ceremony. Spunky sense of humor aside, the couple says this is a “perfectly timed blessing.”
It’s a blessing for us too, to have the ebullient Ms. Heifetz back in the office, looking lovelier than ever, by the way. She’ll be crunching numbers with a smile, assisting our new Operations Manager, Lucas Hall. Lucas took John Gotschalk’s place when John left a couple weeks ago to serve his stint as Mr. Mom so that his amazing wife, Alex, could return to her job as an architect. Sara is filling Lucas’s old position.
Welcome Sara! We can’t believe it’s been four years since you left. We’re thrilled to have you back on the team!