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 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.
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.
Jack Golden is an award winning designer who has worked throughout the upper midwest and east coast. He has designed at venues including, Bristol Valley Theatre, Annapolis Shakespeare Company, Nextstop Theatre Company, Ozark Actors Theatre, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, Thelma Theatre, Theatre B, and Dakota Stage. He has designed at educational venues including North Dakota State University, Bismarck State College, and The Hill School.
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.
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.
Lauren Magnussen obtained a Bachelor of Arts from The College of William and Mary and is a professional writer, researcher, and editor. Currently working on web design and marketing/press materials for NextStop, Lauren is thrilled to be using her skills and passion for this beloved, long-running institution in Northern Virginia theatre. Her dramatic credits include directing Louise Bryant’s The Game, writing plays for the stage, and working as the theatre columnist for Around Reston Magazine. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree at George Mason University.