To reach The Hub administrative office please call 703.674.3177.
Helen Murray Pafumi - is the Artistic Director and co-founder of The Hub Theatre. Since the Hub's inception Helen has produced numerous world, U.S. and area premieres, produced an annual free staged reading series and commissioned original work from area artists. Her original plays have been produced by The Hub, Theatre Alliance, No Rules Theatre Company, Theatre Asylum and been seen at the Kennedy Center's Page to Stage Festival. In addition to her role at The Hub, Helen has worked as an actor in many DC area theatres, including Folger Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Theatre J, Forum Theatre, Theatre Alliance, Rorschach Theatre, Keegan Theatre, The Inkwell, the Source Festival, the Beckett Centenary Festival, and Madcap Players. She has appeared in numerous independent films and area commercials. Helen also does dialect coaching for George Mason University’s theatre program and privately teaches acting and public speaking. Helen holds a BA in Theatre from Virginia Tech. She has been nominated for a Helen Hayes Award in Outstanding New Play for her co-adaptation of Wonderful Life. She is the recipient of the Puffin Foundation Award and the Washington Canadian Partnership Award.
Matt Bassett - (Associate Artistic Director) Matt joined The Hub Theatre as a company member after appearing in 2011’s The Clockmaker and has since served as Casting Associate for The Hub, directed 2014’s Failure: A Love Story, assistant-directed 2012’s Big Love (2013 Helen Hayes nomination – Outstanding Direction for Kirsten Kelly) and directed many table and staged readings for new play development for The Hub. Local onstage appearances include Ford’s Theatre, Arts on the Horizon, The Bay Theatre, Lean & Hungry Theater, Washington Stage Guild and The Kennedy Center’s Theatre for Young Audiences on Tour as well as in staged readings and short films. Regional theatre appearances include Clarence Brown Theatre, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Lexington Children’s Theatre, People’s Branch Theatre and Virginia Shakespeare Festival. Matt’s DMV directing work includes Arts on the Horizon (with whom he’s created two original pieces for the very young with his wife, Tia Shearer), Montgomery College, Montgomery College‘s Summer Dinner Theatre, Compass Rose Theater, Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre and Imagination Stage’s Education Department. He serves as Theatre Chair for Metropolitan School of the Arts and on the faculties of Montgomery College, the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and Imagination Stage. Matt is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and is currently serving as a judge for the Helen Hayes Awards. Matt holds a BA in English from Tennessee Tech University and an MFA in Acting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He lives in Takoma Park, MD, with his wife, son and cat.
Suzanne Maloney - (Staff Dramaturg/Company Administrator) - For over 40 years, Suzanne has helped to create and lead theater productions for a wide variety of amateur, academic, and professional companies. She has directed plays in the area for over 20 years at companies around the DC area and designed props for productions at Signature Theater, The Hub Theatre, Synetic Theater, Theater Alliance, Source Theater, Scena Theater, and American Century Theater. Suzanne taught playwriting at George Mason University last year and continues her work with Mason playwriting students for the Ten Minute Play Festival entering its eighth year. Currently she works as a dramaturg for local and national playwrights as they develop new work for the stage and has served as production dramaturg for over 30 productions.