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.  At NextStop he has directed Singing in the Rain, East of Eden, The Wedding Singer, Boeing Boeing, Catch Me If You Can, City of Angels, Deathtrap, The Secret Garden, Gutenberg! The Musical, Miss Electricity, Into the Woods, The 39 Steps, Caroline, or Change, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Metamorphoses. His other 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 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 Theatre from the College of William and Mary. In 2009, Evan was named as an International Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. 


Managing Director 

Abigail Fine was born and raised in Fairfax County. She has ten years of experience at professional arts organizations and seven years in nonprofit management. Most recently, she served as Director of Development for Fairfax Library Foundation, supporting Fairfax County Public Library. Prior to that, she served as Executive Director of Bowen McCauley Dance, and worked at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Arena Stage and Maryland Shakespeare Festival. Abigail is a freelance director, with directing credits at NextStop Theatre Company, Keegan Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and others. She has assistant directed with companies such as Studio Theatre, Folger Theatre and Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Abigail holds an MBA from George Mason University and bachelors degrees in theatre and economics from the University of South Carolina. She teaches management at George Mason and recently published her debut novel. 


Deputy Managing Director

Megan Behm is a professional director and arts administrator who grew up in Fairfax County. At NextStop she has directed the award-winning 45 Plays for 45 Presidents and Pride and Prejudice, as well as performing in A Man for All Seasons. Megan has also worked at The Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company, Constellation Theatre Company, Olney Theatre Center, the Folger Theatre, The Welders, Mosaic Theater Company, Avant Bard Theatre, Forum Theatre, and the American Shakespeare Center. Megan is a proud graduate of the College of William and Mary. 


Co-Technical Director

Kristin Hessenauer is a self-proclaimed Theatrical Polymath with over a decade working as a professional theatre artist operating in every aspect the field has provided; onstage, offstage and in design capacities. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University for Theatre Studies with a minor in Electronic Media and Film. Her technical resume includes everything from large scale musicals to assisting in the development of new work. Some of her favorite productions that she has worked on have been Promenade: Baltimore, Young Jean Lee’s Lear, Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  


Co-Technical Director

Chris Foote is a professional scenic technician that grew up in Fairfax County. Since receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in Scenic Design or the stage, he has worked extensively around the Washington DC area as well as nationally. His work has been featured onstage with Theatre Alliance, Constellation Theatre, Artscentic, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Synetic Theater, Gala Hispanic Theatre, Signature Theatre, Rorschach Theatre Company, Prologue Theatre, Hub Theatre, and The Kennedy Center among others. He is also an Honorary Member of the Experimental Theatre company DOG STUFF based out of New York City.


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.



Audience Services Manager

Laura Moody is a technical jack-of-all-trades, having worked as a Stage Manager, Light and Soundboard Operator, and Costumer for a number of local theatres, including 2nd Flight Productions, Aurora Studio Theatre, Dominion Stage, Elden Street Players, Leesburg Theatre Company, Little Theater of Alexandria, Reston Community Players, Taking Flight Theatre Company, and Vp Start Crow Productions. She has also acted in several productions in area theatres. Having found a second home at NextStop from the very beginning, Laura is committed to continuing to strengthen her bonds to the community while also growing personally and professionally at NextStop.