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At about 3 p.m., hours before the show begins, Lara Plocha, the Imperial Theatre's executive director, is bringing a case of water backstage for the performers and crew. Curtis Jockell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/06/met_20115.shtml
Metro
Funding plan is proposed

...money specifically intended for arts groups to The Community Foundation, which would pass it along to the groups. Lara Plocha, executive director of the Imperial Theatre, presented Augusta commissioners with a request to fund the alliance's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/10/met_103916.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Imperial has film festivals for everyone

...foreign series and an independent series with a Southern twist will be held Fridays and Saturdays through August, said Lara Plocha, the Imperial Theatre's executive director. "We want to have it open during the summer," she said of the theater...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/16/mov_456145.shtml
Movies
New rules will allow more vendors, music

...event is organization, not just overregulation," said Lara Plocha, committee chairwoman for Main Street Augusta's Street...Augusta office at (706) 722-8000. Street Team leader Lara Plocha will hold a First Friday question-and-answer session...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/20/met_3945.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Imperial Theatre recovering after tough times

...doesn't and what to do next. Music will play a big part, said Board President Ed Presnell. Since the dismissal of Lara Plocha as executive director in early 2007, the Imperial has been in flux. Charles Scavullo was named interim executive director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/04/met_186112.shtml
Metro
Everyone's a winner at Southern Fried event

...2005, truly came into its own this year. Entries and interest were way up, and Imperial Theatre Executive Director Lara Plocha was so encouraged that she already is planning for bigger and better next year. Although just having a self-produced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/22/art_48548.shtml
Arts | Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School
Festival's founder thinks it can put film spotlight on Augusta

...they tend to turn to Savannah, Columbia, Atlanta and Aiken. Therefore, when Imperial Theatre Executive Director Lara Plocha says she'd like to make the Southern Fried Flicks Film Festival - a showcase of Southern independent movies that she...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/04/ent_111100.shtml
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Imperial Theatre is struggling

...two months the board has discovered a slew of irregularities in the financial books, which led to Executive Director Lara Plocha's firing last month. Contrary to what Mrs. Plocha had told them, board President Paul Brewer said Wednesday, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/05/17/met_128854.shtml
Metro
Arts in trouble, alliance claims

...adequate level or risk losing some of the events and groups that make a significant economic impact on the community. Lara Plocha, who spoke on behalf of the Augusta Arts Alliance, and Brenda Durant, the executive director of the Greater Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/17/met_104827.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Flood of entries brings longer film festival

...from two to five days after receiving 146 submissions this year, which is 130 more than were entered last year, said Lara Plocha, the executive director of the Imperial. "We are overwhelmed with the amount of submissions and the positive response...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/05/mov_39839.shtml
Movies | Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School