Hunter has been performing since age four, and he began acting at 909 Main Street during the 2004 Summer Youth Workshop. Born and raised in Central Georgia, he grew up running around many of the stages in our area, and it instilled a burning passion for the arts that has come full circle today. Hunter began directing during his time at Houston County High School and was nominated to the Board of Governors at Perry Players his senior year, when he made his directing debut at 909 Main Street. He continued to direct the summer and Christmas musicals over the following years during his time at Kennesaw State University, where he studied Political Science and practiced more in both acting and theatre design. During the fall of 2016, the Board of Governors voted Hunter in as Perry Players first Artistic Director since the theatre’s erection over thirty five years earlier.
When Hunter isn’t at the theatre, you can find him at Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel, where he has found another home in serving the families of Middle Georgia. He is also studying to become a Funeral Director in one of only two Mortuary Schools in Georgia and plans on ministering to families in our area for years to come.
He has been hard at work over the past season and is excited to have stepped into this role. Hunter plans on building off of the legacy our founders of Perry Players started in making our theatre a hub of the theatre arts in Central Georgia. He thanks and credits Carol Strandburg, one the theatre’s prominent founders and familiar directors over the years, as a mentor and dear friend in making Perry Players what it is today and can be tomorrow. He hopes to see you at the theatre soon!