The Hot Springs Village Players are made up of  people who bring many talents to our productions. Sometimes gratitude is overlooked in the frenzy after the bows of the last performance are taken. This is the place to let you know how much you are needed and appreciated by us. There can be only one recipient per month, but rest assured that one day you'll find yourself in the spotlight!

Herman Dobscha 

Herm was raised in Pittsburgh but spent many summers in Canada, on the Trent River. Many years later he moved to Plano, Texas.  In 1988 he met his wife to be, Jo-Ann, on the golf course. They were married that year. 

They fell in love with Hot Springs Village in 1990, and built their home here in 1993.  Most of their time was spent on golf tournaments until they discovered "The Village Players". Herm auditioned for the chorus in "South Pacific" in 2000. That part only lasted a few weeks because the lead dropped out and Herm became "Captain Bracket". He stepped into that role like it was written for him. Although not trained in the theater, he can accurately portray any variety of characters, quickly after reading the script.  He especially loves playing the villain and sinister characters such as Jonathon in "Arsenic and Old Lace" and the terrifying but charming monster in "Young Frankenstein".  

It has been 20 years now and more than 38 shows. Some of the favorite comedy shows were, "The Odd Couple" (Oscar, of course), "Whose Wives Are They Anyway?", "Fox on the Fairway", and "Senior Follies".  

When not in front of the curtain his is stage manager, putting on mics on fellow actors, moving sets, grip work, or anything else he is needed for. He has served as Vice President and President. He is currently on the Board of Directors as a Member at Large. In 2016 he was awarded "Player of the Year".  

Although still working in the health care business, he will always be ready

for his next part on stage!