Hatcher came to Kentucky from Sonora, Mexico, as a young child. She had been known as Ogarita Honrodez, but her name was changed sometime after she was orphaned and raised by an African American woman in Louisville, KY. In 1887, as a teenager, she made her stage debut as a reader. Hatcher went on to appear in a number of plays, including her own play, Lizette. An article in the New York Age newspaper predicted that she would go far in her acting career, but her name soon disappeared from the records. For more see A History of African American Theatre, by E. Hill.