Producing Artistic Director

Evan Hoffmann is a professional actor and director who has worked extensively in the DC area, as well as nationally and internationally.  His local professional credits include work with Signature Theatre, Ford’s Theater, American Century Theatre, Roundhouse Theatre, Imagination Stage, Olney Theatre Center, Centerstage in Baltimore, Encore Stage and Studios, and Toby’s Dinner Theatre, among others.  Evan toured with the American Shakespeare Center Repertory Company, performing the title role in Henry V.

Evan graduated from Herndon High School and, in 2000, was the first recipient of the award for outstanding actor in a musical at the inaugural Washington, DC Area Cappie Awards.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Theater from the College of William and Mary.  In 2009, Evan was named as an International Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. Evan lives in Sterling, VA, with his wife and two sons.


Managing Director 

Matthew joined Elden Street Players in 2012 and is responsible for strategic leadership of all non-artistic initiatives. Prior to joining ESP/NextStop, Matthew held financial management positions at Choice Hotels International and Citi, and Sales and Marketing at The Walt Disney Company.

Matthew received his BS (magna cum laude) in Hospitality Management from Boston University. Thompson has also appeared in musical theater, choral productions, and voice-over at NextStop, around the DC area, as well as nationally. 



Technical Director

Jack is a young theatre artist who has designed, painted, and built scenery at venues all over the country. He has designed scenery for Thelma Theatre (DC), Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre (MA), Thunder Bay Theatre (MI), Theatre B (ND), and Dakota Stage (ND). Jack held other scenic production positions with American Players Theatre (WI), Greenbrier Valley Theatre (WV), Ozark Actors Theatre (MO), and The Fargo/Moorhead Opera (ND). He holds a BFA in Theatre Arts (Design/Tech Emphasis) from North Dakota State University and would like to thank mentors Dean Bellin and Tiffany Fier. 


Education Coordinator

Jaclyn Young has a passion for the arts, and has been working professionally in Theatre Education since 2004. She studied Theatre at the College of William and Mary, and has been fortunate to work in the education departments of many theatres including Round House Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre, Imagination Stage, Civic Theatre of Allentown, and Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre. Jaclyn is a proud FCPS Theatre teacher.


Lead House Manager

Laura Moody is a technical jack-of-all-trades, having worked as a costumer, light and soundboard operator, and stage manager for a number of local theaters, including 2nd Flight Productions, Aurora Studio Theater, Dominion Stage, Little Theater of Alexandria, Leesburg Theatre Company, Reston Community Players, Taking Flight Theatre Company, and Vp Start Crow Productions, among others.  Laura holds a certificate in Theatre from Northern Virginia Community College and plans to pursue a B.F.A. in stage management.