The HUB Theatre - A dynamic circle of story, art, and community.

Patrick CalhounPatrick Calhoun - is a Washington, DC based composer and sound designer,  and is honored to be a Hub Theatre company member. Previous Hub credits include Failure: A Love Story, A Man, His Wife, and His Hat and How I Paid For College. Patrick has worked with companies in the region including Shakespeare Theatre, Folger Theatre, Center Stage, Theatre J, Roundhouse Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Anacostia Playhouse, No Rules Theatre Company, The Arts Collective at HCC, The National Gallery of Art, Dance Exchange and others. For the 2012-2013 season he received the William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at The Kennedy Center in Sound Design. Patrick completed graduate school at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and prior to that, his Bachelors at Greensboro College, North Carolina. Additionally, he has worked with Philadelphia Theatre Company, Barrington Stage Company, Triad Stage, Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Utah Festival  Opera, Theatre West Virginia and JHE Production Group, among others. For more information visit

Jennifer CarlsonJennifer 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."

Michael Kevin DarnellMichael Kevin Darnell has appeared repeatedly at The Hub, namely in Failure: A Love Story (Helen Hayes Nominations for Outstanding Ensemble) and Big Love. He has performed at Spooky Action Theater: The Wedding Dress, Optimism! or Voltaire's Candide (Helen Hayes Award nominated for Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Play); Constellation Theatre Company: Metamorphoses; MetroStage: Savage in Limbo, The Sand Storm: Stories from the Front. New York credits include TheatreRats: Romeo and Juliet; Bohemian Archaeology: Beyond Therapy; Spring Theatreworks: Arden: The Lamentable Tragedie of a DUMBO Real Estate Mogul. Readings: The Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Kennedy Center, Theater Alliance, The Hub Theatre. Television: HBO’s The Wire. Michael has a BFA in Acting from SUNY Purchase—Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film.

Sarah DouglasSarah Douglas is an actress, teaching artist, and therapeutic theatre facilitator.  She received her MFA from The American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre School’s Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.  In New York City, she was a lead artist and the Artistic Producer of The Mud/Bone Collective theatre company, and developed Impossible Country, a performance project that focused on the under-told stories of an asylum seekers currently living in New York City. Her credits include: The Public Theatre, Walkerspace, Studio 54, The Ontological theatre, The Vineyard Theatre, University Settlement, Studio 889, and Theatre Trouve.  Following her move to the DC area, Sarah appeared at The Hub Theatre and Theatre J.

Maggie ErwinMaggie Erwin - Maggie couldn't be happier to be a part of this amazing Hub family! She was recently seen in She Kills Monsters at Rorschach Theatre. Other DC credits include Abominable and Failure: A Love Story at The Hub Theatre, Sunny and Licorice at Arts on the Horizon,  Edgar and Annabel with Studio 2nd Stage, Aquarium at Imagination Stage, GO, DOG. GO! at NextStop Theatre Company, A Frontier: As Told By the Frontier with the Source Festival DC, New Play Festival at Young Playwrights' Theatre and The Pirate Laureate of Port Town at Flying V Theatre. Next up, Maggie’s in Bad Jews with the Studio Theatre, Rapture, Blister, Burn at Roundhouse Theatre and The Wizard of Oz with Adventure Theatre. Maggie is a recipient of Boston University's Award for Theatrical Collaboration and interned with the Australian Theatre for Young People in Sydney, Australia. Maggie is a graduate of Boston University and holds a BFA in Acting/Theatre Arts. Love always to her partner in this world, Doug.

James FlanaganJames 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 GaraffoKristen 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.

Robbie HayesRobbie Hayes - Robbie was the scenic designer for The Hub’s productions of Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave,  The Pavilion, Summer Nights Cabaret, and Birds of a Feather. Robbie served as the Technical Director for the Theater and Performance Studies Program and the Davis Performing Arts Center. He has
been the Lighting Designer for The Race, Wisconsin Death Trip, Trees and Ghosts, Big Love, Eurydice, Gospel at Colonus, The Skin of our Teeth, Dream  Boy, Right as Rain, Sleep, and Dr. Korczak and the Children. He has been the Scenic Designer for Anansi, Stuff  Happens, and Dr. Korczak and the
Children. DC Design credits include scenery for References to Salvador  Dali Make Me Hot, This Storm is What We call Progress, and The Skin of Our Teeth (Rorschach Theatre where he is a company member), As American As, Neglect, Getting Out with Journeymen Theater, Scenes from the Big Picture and lightingfor The Drunkard (Solas Nua), and Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake) with Catalyst. Chicago area designs include work with Light Opera Works, Northlight Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble,  orchlight Music Theatre, Teatro Vista, A Red Orchid Theatre, Empire Theatre, and many others.

Kristen LePineKristen LePine - is a playwright, novelist, and teaching artist. She is proud to call the Hub Theatre her artistic home, and has developed three plays at the Hub: Foolish Fire, Leto Legend, and Dire Wolves. Foolish Fire took top honors at the 9th Annual Firehouse Theatre Festival of New American Plays. Dire Wolves continued its development with a Workshop Production at Spooky Action Theatre in DC. Kristen is currently working on a new play commission for Theatre J. Cracked Pots will be presented in the 2015 Theatre J Locally Grown Festival.  Regionally, her works have been staged at Active Cultures, Firehouse Theatre, the Hub Theatre, Inkwell, Georgia College and State University, Pinky Swear Productions, The Pittsburgh New Works Festival, Spooky Action Theatre, the Source Theatre Festival, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. She is the former coordinator and producer of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s local playwriting forum, PlayGround. She is also the author of two fantasy fiction novels to be published by Zoozil Media, which specializes in educational books for reluctant elementary and middle school readers. Kristen holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Humboldt State University, and she currently teaches Playwriting, Dramatic Literature and Introduction to Theatre at the University of Mary Washington.

Matthew M. NielsonMatthew M. Nielson has been working with The Hub every season since its inaugural production. He is a composer, sound designer, audio engineer, writer and producer for film, television, theatre, radio and video games. Originally from the Washington, DC Area, he has designed sound, composed and engineered for numerous theatre companies of all sizes including Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, Ford's Theatre the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Geographic Society, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Wolf Trap Farm Park, the Folger Shakespeare Library, Studio Theatre, Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company, Signature Theatre and Round House Theatre where he was the Resident Sound Designer for five years. Nielson has won several awards for his theatre work, including four Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Sound Design and a League of Cincinnati Theatres nomination. He has been instrumental in shaping the course of theatrical sound design in the DC theatre community. Nielson wrote, directed, recorded, designed and scored the popular radio drama Troublesome Gap with his audio-theatre troop The Audible Group. Nielson has scored, designed and mixed many films, television shows, web series, local and national commercials, and network branding packages. His work in film has garnered several nominations and awards.

Sasha OlinickSasha Olinick is a proud Hub Theatre company member seen in Abominable and A Man, His Wife, and His Hat. Other DC area credits include: Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, Round House Theatre, Studio Theatre, Theater J, MetroStage, Rep Stage, Forum Theatre, Imagination Stage, WSC Avant Bard and the Maryland Shakespeare Company. Regional Credits include Trinity Rep Company, Merry Go Round Playhouse, American Shakespeare Center, Vermont Stage and Ocean State Lyric Opera. Sasha’s Film and Television Credits include Enemy of The Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story, VEEP. He holds an MFA in acting from The Trinity Rep Conservatory and teaches acting at Montgomery College, the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art and through the Educational Theatre Company.

Will Pommerening - Will is proud to join Hub as a Company Member after the great experiences he had as stage manager for Act A Lady, Carried Away On The Crest Of A Wave, and Abominable.  He has also stage managed the 5 Little Monkeys and Big NateNational Tours for Adventure Theatre MTC.  Will graduated from Elon University with a BA in Design and Production.  When he is not calling a show, Will teaches preschool in Arlington County and plays Ukulele (often at the same time).

Tia Shearer Tia Shearer - Tia Shearer is an actor, a playwright, a teacher at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, and a creator of "baby theatre" (with her husband and favorite collaborator, Matt Bassett) at Arts on the Horizon. She is also a company member of Flying V Theatre, and moonlights as an Audience Designer, inviting audience members to interact with the world of a show before they even enter the theatre space. She is a graduate of NYU's Gallatin School for Individualized Studies, which is what makes her so adept at putting all of her favorite things together.

Jenna SokolowskiJenna Sokolowski couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of The Hub family. She was previously seen in The Typographer’s Dream, Act a Lady and John & Beatrice. Other regional credits include Arena Stage: The Shoplifters; Woolly Mammoth: Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Civilization, Antebellum, She Stoops to Comedy; Signature Theatre: Title of Show, (2006 Helen Hayes Award), Allegro. Olney Theatre: The Sound of Music, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella; Metro Stage: Savage in Limbo; Everyman Theatre: Pygmalion, Candida; Round House Theatre: Eurydice; Studio Theatre: Grey Gardens, Ivanov, Prometheus Bound; Folger Theatre: The Clandestine Marriage; The Shakespeare Theatre: The Rivals. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University.

Chris Stinson Chris Stinson - Chris is a proud company member and so happy to be part of The Hub Theatre family. He has appeared in The Hub's productions  of Abominable  (Sam),  Failure: A Love Story (John N.), and A Man, His Wife and His Hat (Golem).   Other DC area credits include: Pen (Washington Stage Guild); The Iceman Cometh  (Quotidian  Theatre); A Clockwork Orange (Scena Theatre); We Tiresias (Forum Theatre) *Best Local Play: Washington City Paper '13*; Parfumerie (1st Stage); To Kill a Mockingbird (The Theatre Lab) and several readings at The Hub Theatre's Play Fest, and the Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage Festival. Film/TV: Dinner with the Alchemist; Roommates (Arizona In'tl FF); The Closet (DC 48-Hour FF); Southern Fried Homicide (Investigation Discovery) and House of Cards. Chris is a graduate of Penn State University.

Maria Vetsch - Maria began costuming shows upon graduating from California State University, Long Beach, CA in 1990 with a degree in Clothing and Textile Design. Her career began with costuming entertainment shows for both stage and film 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 designed and taught costume production, setup and maintenance for numerous shows from 2002 until 2010 for the Fairfax County Public School Theatre Program. Maria has also costumed shows for the Keegan Theatre. She has designed costumes for The Hub Theatre since its premiere show of Trunks in 2008.

David ZimmermanDavid 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), andWomen 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, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, and A Christmas Carol. David got his BA in English Literature from Liberty University.