Vanessa Hofer (Patron Care Director, Artistic Associate), a South Dakota native, arrived in Lancaster after working in the Chicago theatre scene, at Goodman Theatre, Two Birds Casting and Sideshow Theatre Company. Vanessa earned her degree in theatre and writing from Goshen College. In addition to her labors in the Windy City, she started a children's theatre program in her rural hometown, worked in community engagement at the Fulton Theatre and founded a successful writing business, VM Writing Services, LLC. Vanessa enjoys traveling and feels fortunate to have explored the world internationally.

Vanessa is thrilled to be engaged in her roles as PRiMA's Patron Care Director and Artistic Associate. In our mission to invigorate lives through fresh theatrical experiences, the Patron Care Director leads in serving our community with the relationships, resources and opportunities to have the best PRiMA experience. 

As Artistic Associate, Vanessa is a part of the producing team, furthering the artistic vision of the organization, as well as working in a variety of production leadership capacities.

Vanessa loves the way PRiMA creates bold, fresh theatre that makes Lancaster a more vibrant place to live. She is excited to be an active part of the PRiMA family and encourages others in the community to join the experience.

  • Email: vanessa@primatheatre.org