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Lucinda Merry-Browne

Founder, Theater Advisor

Lucinda Merry-Browne has founded five theater ventures, and built each of them into successful programs under her guidance. For Compass Rose Theater, she founded the theater to be both an educational institution and a professional theater, combining both of her strongest areas of expertise. Blending her experience as a theater educator and a professional actor and director, she founded Compass Rose to create a teaching theater, rooted in education, but offering outstanding quality in its productions. Learn More


Barbara Webber

Executive Director

Compass Rose Theater, Annapolis’ longest-running professional theater company and nonprofit educational organization, announced Barbara Webber as its Executive Director. Webber is a long-time Annapolitan and public relations business owner with over 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, theater arts, and youth education. 


Webber previously held leadership positions in organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Adopt-A-Classroom, and Classcraft. Her company, Webber Professional Media Consulting, led communications campaigns for nonprofits, including, Artists Against Apartheid, the Hollywood Women’s Political Caucus, Greenpeace, women’s groups, children’s organizations, and represented many world leaders and causes. Her theater experience includes working with Colonial Players, Prince George’s Little Theater, Bowie Community Theater, Reston Community Theater, and North Beach Players. As head of a child abuse prevention program, she created and led educational performances throughout Maryland.  She has been active in community outreach, spearheading food bank efforts and other projects for families in need.