Hub Theatre Names Matt Bassett as new Artistic Director
May 23, 2018
FAIRFAX, VA— The Hub Theatre announced today that Matt Bassett, Hub’s former
Associate Artistic Director, will be stepping into the role of Artistic Director as they
move into their 11th season.
Bassett joined the Hub Company of Artists in 2011 and was named Associate Artistic
Director in 2014. In his time at The Hub, Bassett has been integral to season
selection, directing some of Hub’s most challenging work, Associate Producing the
New Play fest and Emerging Writers festival and acting as Hub’s Casting Director. His
official start date is July 1, 2018.
“The Hub was the first theatre in the Washington, DC area to hire me and has
remained an essential artistic home ever since. It has redefined my values in craft,
storytelling and connectivity in art. I am honored to take the reins from my dear friend
and valued collaborator, Helen Murray, and I look forward to continuing The Hub's
mission of telling bold, honest stories that connect our audiences to themselves and
each other. I am thrilled to work with the board to grow The Hub's dedication to new
plays, new artists and new directions, expanding our circle of story, art, and community.”
Matt Bassett served as Associate Artistic Director since 2014, directing DC-area
premieres of The Happiest Place on Earth, in a word, The Typographer’s Dream, Failure: A Love Story (6 HHA nominations) and many table and staged readings as part of The Hub’s new play development. Most recently, Bassett appeared as “Peter” in The Pavilion. Before joining the company, he appeared as “Pierre” in 2011’s The Clockmaker. Bassett’s DC-area directing work includes Arts on the Horizon, Flying V Theatre, The Catholic University of America, Montgomery College, Montgomery College‘s Summer Dinner Theatre, Compass Rose Theater, Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre and Imagination Stage’s Education Department. Local performance appearances include Ford’s Theatre, Arts on the Horizon, The Bay Theatre, Lean & Hungry Theater, Washington Stage Guild and short films/industrials. Bassett’s work as a playwright/creator has been seen at Flying V Theatre and Arts on the Horizon. Bassett 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. Training: MFA in Acting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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