The Hub Theatre Sets Cast, Creative Team for Leto Legend
The Hub Theatre ends Season 7 with the world premier production of company member Kristen LePine's play, LETO LEGEND, directed by Artistic Director, Helen Pafumi. Charlie (Valerie Fenton) is a full time mom, writer, and superhero. How does she do it all? And more importantly, is there a way for her to stop? The mythical and modern collide in the comedy about today's superwoman. Fenton is joined by Lolita Marie, Katie Nigsch, Katie Jeffries, Audrey Bertaux and Carolyn Kashner.
Kristen LePine - is a playwright, novelist, and teaching artist and has been developing LETO LEGEND at the Hub for the past 5 years. In addition to Leto Legend, LePine has also developed plays, Foolish Fire and Dire Wolves at the Hub. Foolish Fire took top honors at the 9th Annual Firehouse Theatre Festival of New American Plays, while Dire Wolves continued its development with a Workshop Production at Spooky Action Theatre in DC. Regionally, her works have been staged at Active Cultures, Firehouse 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.
LETO LEGEND is directed by Artistic Director Helen Pafumi. Since the Hub's inception, Helen has produced three world premier plays, multiple area premiers, an annual free staged reading series and commissioned original work from area artists. Her original plays have been produced by The Hub and been seen at the Kennedy Center's Page to Stage Festival. In addition to her role at The Hub, Helen works as an actor in many DC area theatres, including Folger Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Theatre J, Forum Theatre, Theatre Alliance, Rorschach Theatre, Keegan Theatre, Didactic Theatre, The Inkwell, the Source Festival, the Beckett Centenary Festival, Vpstart Crow, 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 teaches private 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. The Creative Team for LETO LEGEND includes: ROBBIE HAYES, JOHNATHAN ALEXANDER, DEB SIVIGNY, MATTHEW NIELSON, SUZANNE MALONEY, PATRICK LORD, CLIFF WILLIAMS and Stage Managed by KETA NEWBORN.