July 4, 2020

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.

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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.

More information and tickets can be found at www.thehubtheatre.org.

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

Date:
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Address:
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

Kristen LePine Performs at Intersection Arts Festival

Kristen LePineOn Saturday, March 2, Kristen LePine performed a monologue that she wrote for 360º of America: FORCE MAJEURE at the Intersections Arts Festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. The performance was followed by a discussion with wine.

Kristen LePine’s New Play at Kennedy Center Festival

On Monday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m., The Hub Theatre will present a staged reading of Kristen LePine’s latest play DIRE WOLVES as part of the Kennedy Center’s 11th Annual Page-to-Stage Festival.

Commissioned by The Hub Theatre, DIRE WOLVES examines how quick changes impact personal identity. Set in Evansville, Ind., six people are blindsided by the fierce pace of change and can either adapt and evolve, or face the possibility of extinction. The performance will be directed by Matt Bassett and feature JJ Area, Daniel Crane, Ilona Dulaski,Kristen Garaffo, Liz Manama, Tia Shearer and Chris Wilson.

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: Monday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Kennedy Center, Rehearsal Room #1
Cost: FREE

Kristen LePine’s New Play to be Staged at the HUB Theatre

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The HUB Theatre in Fairfax, Virginia will present a staged reading of Kristen LePine’s new play, “Dire Wolves,” on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the Greater Reston Arts Center. The reading starts at 7:30pm, admission is free, and the Center is located at 12001 Market Street, Reston, VA.

“Dire Wolves” was commissioned by the HUB Theatre, and examines how quick changes impact personal identity as six people must either adapt and evolve or face the possibility of extinction.

LePine holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing from Humboldt State University. Her works have been presented various venues, including Active Cultures, Inkwell, Pinky Swears Productions, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts.

More information about this event can be found at www.thehubtheatre.org/performances_staged.html

Kristen LePine named Resident Playwright

Kristen LePine has been named resident playwright and company member at the HUB Theatre in Fairfax, Virginia.  The HUB has commissioned Kristen to write a new play this spring.

Also, Pinky Swears Productions in Washington, DC recently presented an excerpt of Kristen’s play Leto Legend at their SWEAR IT! Smörgåsbord.

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Kristen LePine named resident playwright

Kristin LePine Receives Theater Honors

Kristen LePine’s original play, “Foolish Fire,” took top honors at the 2011 Firehouse Theatre’s Festival of New American Plays in Richmond, Va. LePine’s winning play explores the American identity and dream in a bleak, post-subprime mortgage crisis world.

LePine’s new play, “Laundry Blows,” will be presented at the 2011 Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival over Labor Day weekend.

Kristin LePine Receives Theater Honors

Kristen LePine’s original play, “Foolish Fire,” took top honors at the 2011 Firehouse Theatre’s Festival of New American Plays in Richmond, Va. LePine’s winning play explores the American identity and dream in a bleak, post-subprime mortgage crisis world.

LePine’s new play, “Laundry Blows,” will be presented at the 2011 Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival over Labor Day weekend.