May 29, 2023

LePine’s Play to Premiere at Hub Theatre

LETO LEGEND by Kristen LePine, adjunct in the Department of Theatre and Dance, premieres at the Hub Theatre in Fairfax, Va., from July 10 to Aug. 2.


LETO LEGEND is a comedy about contemporary and mythical super heroines. In the contemporary world, Charlie is a single ‘lacrosse’ mom striving to balance new found success as a comic book creator with the demands of parenthood. In the mythical universe, Leto, a Titan goddess and mother to Artemis and Apollo, also deals with the dual demands of work and family. The play tackles how to navigate a work, artistic and family life and deal with interior and exterior judgement.

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Also this summer, LePine’s works can be seen in the New York Fringe Festival, Capital Fringe Festival, and the One-Minute Play Festival.

LePine’s Newest Play Being Staged at Theatre J in Washington, D.C.

Kristen LePine, adjunct professor in UMW’s Department of Theatre & Dance, will have her newest play Cracked Pots staged at Theatre J in Washington, D.C. on Monday, April 13 at 8 p.m.

Cracked Pots examines mental illness and treatment through three interconnected stories that span over 100 years. In 1887, journalist Nellie Bly fakes insanity to investigate the treatment of women being kept in a lunatic asylum. Sixty years later, her story finds its way into the hands of a twelve year old girl, Kit, whose brother has been abandoned in a mental health institution. In the present, Katherine has to face her fears and prejudice about mental illness in order to help her grandson.

LePine has an MFA in Dramatic Writing and has had her plays presented, developed and commissioned by Active Cultures, the Hub Theatre, Inkwell, Intersections Art Festival, the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, Roundhouse Theatre’s First One-Minute Play Festival, Primary Stages, The Source Theatre Festival, Spooky Action Theatre, Studio Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. She is a company member at the Hub Theatre, and her play Leto Legend will have its premiere production at the Hub in the summer of 2015.

A free event, presented as part of the 2015 Locally Grown: Community Supported Art Festival

Time: 8-10 p.m.
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Spooky Action Theatre to Produce Kristen LePine’s Play

Spooky Action Theatre in Washington, D.C. will present a Workshop Production of Kristen LePine’s play Dire Wolves.

The yet unproven presence of dire wolves rears its head in Evansville, Indiana, as six characters heed the call and face ancient fears within, in an interwoven play that encourages us to confront our wild nature or forever live in the realm of tamed comfort. Dire Wolves was commissioned by the Hub Theatre. This performance will be directed by Kristy Simmons.

Kristen teaches in the UMW Department of Theatre and Dance and has an MFA in Dramatic Writing.

The Details
What: Dire Wolves by Kristen LePine
When: Saturday, September 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 22 at 3 p.m.
Where: Spooky Action Theatre Company, 1810 16th St NW; Washington, D.C. 20009
Cost: FREE