Charles Esser, Emeritus
Charles is a poet, playwright, actor, photographer, and philosopher; he is a student of the human condition. He derives his inspiration from experiences, the people, and places that surround him, and the thoughts and emotions that come from interaction. He has absorbed influences and worked in many artistic disciplines. Along his journey from the Baltimore/Washington corridor, to the ‘quiet corner’ of Connecticut, to a ranch in Parker County, Texas, to McKinney, and many points in-between, he has pumped gas, swung a pick and shovel, and managed an independent book store. He has scrubbed pots and pans and written a cookbook; worked in an ice cream factory, on injection molding and in computer manufacturing. He has progressed from stage hand to director, to the lead in a play by Shakespeare, and from film acting to seeing his own works performed live on stage.
Charles was a beloved member of The Cove from the very beginning. He supported every artist, every show, lighting exhibits, being present throughout shows, and taking care of the facility. Charles and his wife Karen moved to Florida in October 2022, and are missed.