Posts Tagged ‘helen pafumi’


Wonderful Life is just around the corner!

November 16, 2011

Co-Adapted by
Helen Pafumi and Jason Lott
December 2 – 27 2011

The Hub kicks off the mainstage season just in time for the holidays with a world premiere and new take on a seasonal classic. Wonderful Life is based on It’s a Wonderful Life, produced and directed by Frank Capra. The Hub’s Artistic Director, Helen Pafumi, and talented actor and Hub favorite, Jason Lott (The Pavilion and Summer Cabaret), have co-adapted the classic to create a fun new version for the stage. Every holiday season, we follow George Bailey through highs and lows as he struggles to understand his own worth and ultimately finds that life is worth living. The Hub’s new telling features Jason Lott playing all the roles necessary to bring this Christmas tale to life. This exciting and demanding one-person show is sure to delight audiences of all ages this holiday season. Wonderful Life runs at the John Swayze Theatre from December 2 – 27, 2011.

December 2 – 27, 2011
Featuring:  Jason Lott, Director: Gregg Henry Scenic Designer: Brooke Robbins, Lighting Designer: Kyle Grant, Sound Designer: Thomas Sowers, Costume Designer: Maria Vetsch, Stage Manager: Sarah Conte

Tickets are available now by calling 703-674-3177 or visiting our box office webpage.


Marc Acito, Birds of a Feather Playwright Moderates Same-Sex Adoption Panel

June 22, 2011

Join us on June 24, 2011 – 4:00 pm EST
Booz Allen Hamilton
8283 Greensboro Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Free to the public. Registration is required.
To register visit:
A webcast will be available for remote participants.
The Hub Theatre sponsor, Booz Allen Hamilton, is sponsoring our upcoming world premiere of Marc Acito’s Birds of a Feather. The play recounts the true story of two male penguins in the Central Park zoo who partnered and raised a chick together – through adoption!

Booz Allen has invited Marc Acito to moderate a rich discussion about adoption featuring a panel of experts and it’s open to the community. You’ll hear about the process of adoption, listen to first-hand perspective from those who have gone through it, and learn what you might need to consider before starting the process.

This informative event will shed light on the process of adoption for same-sex (and opposite sex) couples and give you a better understanding what’s involved.

Marc Acito, Award-Winning Author, NPR Personality, and Birds of a Feather Playwright
Janice Goldwater, Executive Director, Adoptions Together, Inc.
Natalie Jackson, Booz Allen Total Rewards
Ellen Kahn, Family Project Director, Human Rights Campaign and Board President, Rainbow Families DC
Roberta Leftwich, Sr. Associate and Adoptive Parent
Valeree Moodee, Booz Allen Employment Practices
Additional Remarks:
Troy Kofroth, Vice President, Booz Allen and Adoptive Parent
Helen Pafumi, Founder and Artistic Director, The Hub Theatre
This event is free and open to the community; however, space is limited and registration is required. To register visit:


Read The Clockmaker feature on page 6 in this week’s Fairfax Connection

April 23, 2011

There is a great article by David Siegel in this week’s Fairfax Connection (page 6) that showcases about our upcoming production of THE CLOCKMAKER. The article includes an overview of the show, and quotes the director and cast members! Check it out!


Kirsten Kelly Provides Vision and Direction

April 15, 2011

Award-winning stage director, Kirsten Kelly brings her vision and insight to The Hub Theatre’s production of The Clockmaker.

Director, The ClockmakerKirsten is a film and theatre director and theatre educator who lives in New York city. Her film credits include: “Tokyo/Vermont Counterpoint” short film (Beyond The Machine concert, Lincoln Center); “Asparagus! (Stalking the American Life)” (award-winning feature documentary on the 2006-7 film festival circuit; DVD released May 2008); “Juilliard Electronic Ensemble: Beyond The Machine Mission Video”. She was the Production Manager for three National Geographic Explorer episodes, “Science of Babies,” “Ultimate Hippos,” and “Inside North Korea with Lisa Ling.” Her theatre directing credits include: Co-creator of “CPS! Shakespeare” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet, Chicago Shakespeare (adaptations with cast of Chicago Public HS students and teachers), the Washington D.C. premiere of Boy Gets Girl by Rebecca Gillman (Helen Hayes Nomination, Best Direction), the midwest/Chicago premiere of David Mamet’s Boston Marriage (After Dark Award, Best Director), and Savage Love/Tongues with the Juilliard Percussion Ensemble, Lincoln Center.

For The Hub Theatre’s production of The Clockmaker by Stephen Massicotte and directed by Kirsten Kelly  runs at The Hub from April 29 – May 22. Tickets are now on sale at


Meet the Cast! Here’s Helen Pafumi!

April 13, 2011

Frieda in The Hub Theatre's production of THE CLOCKMAKERHelen Pafumi co-founded The Hub Theatre in April of 2008. In addition to her work at The Hub, Helen works 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 Beckett Centenary Festival, Vpstart Crow, Madcap Players, and Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre. She has also appeared in numerous independent films and area commercials. In addition Helen works as a freelance graphic designer, does dialect coaching for George Mason University’s theatre program and has choreographed for Bouncing Ball productions. She has taught acting and/or dance for Five Star Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Northern Virginia Center for Dance and Theatre and the Reston Community Center. Helen holds a BA in Theatre from Virginia Tech.

For The Hub Theatre’s production of The Clockmaker, Helen will play the role of Frieda. The Clockmaker by Stephen Massicotte and directed by Kirsten Kelly  runs at The Hub from April 29 – May 22. Tickets are now on sale at


The Clock is Ticking! Rehearsals Start Tonight!

March 29, 2011

The first night of rehearsals is here! Everyone is a little nervous, and excited beyond belief!

Tonight, the cast will meet for the first time, hear the concept for the show from the director, and listen while the design team shares their vision for the production. Break a leg, team! We can’t wait to see the magic you create!

The Clockmaker
By Stephen C. Massicotte

Tom Story (Heinrich)
Matt Bassett (Pierre)
Helen Pafumi (Frieda)
Andrés Talero (Adolphus) 

Creative Team
Kirsten Kelly (Director)
Dan Conway (Set Design)
Joel Moritz (Lighting Design)
Maria Vetsch (Costume Design)
Matthew Nielson (Sound Design)

To get you in the mood for the show, check out our new Clockmaker promo.


great music at The Hub open house this Sat!

July 13, 2010

Hello Friends of The Hub!

I think you all should know it’s supposed to RAIN this Saturday afternoon.

I know what you’re thinking, because I’ve been thinking the same thing: “Great!  This is my chance to see 3-D toy-vampires learn Kung-Fu from Jackie Chan, while battling alien foes from the late 80’s…awesome.”

OR you could do this:

This Saturday from 11-3PM The Hub Theatre is hosting an open house  to celebrate the “warming” of our new theatrical home. The schedule of events for the afternoon includes a line-up of phenomenal local music, and fun for the whole family–FOR FREE— indoors.

Starting at 11:30AM indie chanteuse Kate Starr takes the stage. Kate’s glowing reviews are endless, but I particularly like this one: “Kate Starr’s the most expressive female rock singer I’ve heard in a long while. She ranks up there with Tori Amos, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and even the perfect pop voice of Karen Carpenter.”  – Producer, Lance Brenner. You can check out Kate’s music on her Myspace page.

Then at 12:45PM a pop-acoustic duo with the best belligerent, but not, band name ever, is up: The Don’t Call Us Sweethearts, are comprised of Ammar Malik and Lindsay Stovall from Fairfax, VA.  Checkout their music on their Myspace page.

Finally to round out the afternoon starting at 2:00PM we have Crys Matthews. Crys’ fusion of soulful folk and blues will be a fantastic way to slow down and close out the day. You can find out more about Crys at her website.

In addition to this wealth of phenomenal local talent there will also be face painting, and stories for the young’uns. As well as all  the information you could want about The Hub’s upcoming season: How you can be involved, how to purchase subscriptions, the reading series, as well as how to sign your budding young artist up for The Hub Theatre Holiday camp/show A Happy, Merry what? penned by The Hub’s own Helen Pafumi.

While you’re visiting don’t forget to purchase tickets to our evening performance of Summer Nights, a cabaret featuring  Donna Migliaccio, Gia Mora, Erin Driscoll and Jason Lott, singing your favorite standards and show tunes.

You can join us for ALL the festivities at:
The John Swayze Theatre
The New School of Northern, Va
9431 Silver King Court
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

More information available at:

See you there!