Matt Bassett - Since relocating to the DC area from his native Tennessee in 2010, Matt has appeared locally with The Bay Theatre (Wit – Jason), as Pierre in The Clockmaker at The Hub, with Washington Stage Guild (Magic – Rev. Cyril Smith) and The Kennedy Center’s Theatre for Young Audiences on Tour (Knuffle Bunny – Dad understudy). He has assistant-directed for Roundhouse Theatre (A Wrinkle in Time) and is currently directing and devising an original theatre piece for 0-5-year-olds with his lovely wife, actor Tia Shearer, to premiere in 2012 with Alexandria-based company Arts on the Horizon. Regional performance credits include The Clarence Brown Theatre, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Lexington Children’s Theatre, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, People’s Branch Theatre and Tennessee Stage Company. Regional directing credits include a dream once lost, a world premiere collaboration with Tia Shearer that opened at the 2007 Philly Fringe and Matt and Ben, a Tennessee premiere with People’s Branch Theatre. Matt is currently a teaching artist with The National Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts in Washington, DC and Compass Rose Studio Theatre in Annapolis, MD. He lives in Takoma Park, MD, with his aforementioned lovely wife and feline jazz legend Charlie Parker.
Jennifer Carlson - Jenn is grateful to be a part of the Hub Theatre family. A graduate of Norwich University: the Military College of Vermont, she has worked as a stage manager, producer, production manager, and assistant director on over 60 productions for a dozen different companies in the DC metro area. Her theatrical achievements include: company member at Forum Theatre, Audience Services Director for WSC Avant Bard, 2008 League of Washington Theaters "Offie" recipient and the Carlton Berry Award for Contribution to the Dramatic Arts. None of this would have been possible without the support of her husband, Eddie, and daughters, Moira Paz and Ariadne."
James Flanagan - James is honored to be a company member at The Hub. Stage credits include productions at Woolly Mammoth, Theatre J, Studio Theatre, Rep Stage, Everyman Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Taffety Punk's Bootleg Shakespeare, Longacre Lea Productions, Quotidian Theatre, Perseverance Theatre Alaska, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Chesapeake Shakespeare Co., Maryland Shakespeare Festival, VSA Arts, The Kennedy Center TYA, and others. He received his training at Towson University.
Kristen Egermeier - Born, raised, and trained in Los Angeles, Kristen then carved out her professional career in Washington, D.C. before moving to Philadelphia. A few favorite productions from Philadelphia, D.C and L.A. include Our Town, Neighborhood 3, Marriage, Merry, Happy…What?, A Thousand Cranes, We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Stinky Cheese Man, Mad Breed, Rashomon, 1984, and Twelfth Night. Kristen holds a B.A. in Theatre from California State University, Northridge with an emphasis in Acting and Costume Design. Look for her next in Season Two in the web series, My Ruined Life.
Danny Gavigan - Danny studied theatre as a Linehan Artist Scholar at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County and began his acting career on stage in Washington, DC. He has appeared at La Jolla Playhouse, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Baltimore’s Centerstage, Studio Theatre in DC, Signature Theatre in Virginia, Round House Theatre in Maryland, Maryland Shakespeare Festival, Ireland’s Everyman Palace Theatre, and Town Hall Theatre in Galway. He's performed with the sketch comedy group Crisislab at Comix comedy club in New York. Screen credits include The Broken Continent, Dog (Best Overall TV Show LA iTV Fest, Best Drama NYTVFest), Boxing Day (Best Foreign Feature Black Swamp Intl), and an episode of America's Most Wanted. www.dannygavigan.com
Kristen Garaffo - Kristen Garaffo is an actor and singer in Washington DC, and is so happy to call the Hub her artistic home. She was last seen at the Hub as Olympia in Big Love, and as Sadako in A Thousand Cranes. Other DC credits include Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Adventure Theatre), A Christmas Caro l (Fords Theatre), Who's Your Baghdaddy, or How I Started the Iraq War (New Musical Foundation), You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (No Rules Theatre Company), Suburban Motel (1st Stage), Orestes, A Tragic Romp (Folger Theatre), and The Winters Tale (Wandering Souls). Kristen holds a BFA in musical theatre from the Boston Conservatory. www.KristenGaraffo.com
Kristen LePine - holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Humboldt State University. Her works have been presented at Active Cultures, The Hub Theatre, George State College and University, Inkwell, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts, Plays-in-Progress Theatre, The Pittsburgh New Works Festival, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. She formerly coordinated PlayGround, Woolly Mammoth's resident playwriting forum. Currently, Kristen teaches English and Theatre at Lord Fairfax Community College and the University of Mary Washington. She has been commissioned twice by The Hub for Foolish Fire (Ignus Fatuus) and Leto Legend. Foolish Fire recently took top honors at the Firehouse New American Play Festival.
Shirley Serotsky - Shirley Serotsky is the Director of Literary and Public Programs at Theater J, where she directed the 2011 production of The Moscows of Nantucket; Mikveh (which received two Helen Hayes Nominations for Best Actress); and The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall (which received a 2009 Helen Hayes Nomination for Best New Play); and where she serves as staff dramaturg. She works as a freelance director in the Washington, DC area and beyond, and is particularly interested in the development of new work. Recent directing credits include: Birds of A Feather (The Hub Theatre) Juno and the Paycock (Washington Shakespeare Company); a staged reading of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo for the National New Play Network at Arena Stage; This is Not a Timebomb (The Source Festival of New Work); a staged reading of Clementine and the Cyber Ducks (Inkwell Inkubator Festival); Picnic at Hanging Rock (Catholic University); Five Flights and Two Rooms (Theater Alliance); Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake) and We Are Not These Hands (Catalyst Theater); References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (Rorschach Theater, for which she received a 2007 Helen Hayes nomination for outstanding direction of a resident play); Sovereignty (The Humana Festival of New Plays); As American As and After Darwin (Journeymen Theater); Steel Magnolias (The Ice House); Powerhouse (2008 CapFringe Festival; Cautionary Tales for Adults and the Many Adventures of Trixie Tickles (2007 CapFringe); LUNCH (2007 New York Musical Theater Festival & 2006 CapFringe), Titus! The Musical. (2009 Capfringe and Source Theatre); The Winter’s Tale (Sonnet Repertory); The Superfriends of Flushing, Queens (Columbia University); Starlet for Sale (Expanded Arts). Training: BFA, North Carolina School of the Arts. Shirley is a Company Member of the Hub Theatre in Northern Virginia. She was a member of the 2002 Designer/Director Workshop with Ming Cho Lee and the 2003 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.
Maggie Ulmer - Co-Founder - has worked in education and public service through the arts in professional and volunteer capacities for the past ten years. She has taught theatre at a local community center, acted in regional professional and community theatres, and coordinated special projects /new works development for Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theater Programs. Maggie has employed her artistic vision in her work as an independent filmmaker. She has edited industrial films and internal marketing tools for Kaiser Permanente. She also created a documentary for the Bethany Women's Shelter in Washington, D.C.
Maria Vetsch - Maria Vetsch began costuming shows upon graduating from California State University, Long Beach, CA in 1990 with a degree in Clothing and Textile Design. Her career started with costuming entertainment shows for the Walt Disney Company in Anaheim, CA. While working for Disney, she taught Costume History at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA. Maria also costumed for Irvine Valley College Theatrefaire for Children and the Brea Theatre League. Her husband’s career brought her to VA where she began costuming for Fairfax County’s Westfield High School Theatre Program. She both designed and taught costume production, setup and maintenance for numerous plays from 2002 until 2010. Maria has also costumed shows for the Keegan Theatre. She currently creates award winning dance costumes in northern Virginia. She has designed costumes for The Hub Theatre since its premiere show of Trunks in 2008.
David Zimmerman - DC Theatre credits include Big Love and Merry, Happy...What? (The Hub Theatre), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Brave Spirits Theatre), Cyrano de Bergerac and Comedy of Errors (Folger Theatre), and Women Beware Women (Constellation Theatre). David was also a troupe member in the 2009 Rough, Rude, and Boisterous tour for The American Shakespeare Center where he was seen in Romeo and Juliet, Alls Well That Ends Well, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, and A Christmas Carol. David got his BA in English Literature from Liberty University.