Production Staff Elizabeth Smith (Artistic Director), co-founder of hobnob theatre company, and studied theatrical performance and directing at Calvin College, where she was able to study performances on London and Stratford-upon-Avon stages, and where she was awarded "Best Director" for her direction of Jonathan Reynold's farce, Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, Part 2, or How We Got America's Most Wanted and The New York Post. . She has recently performed in The Taming of the Shrew (Kate) and A Woman of No Importance (Mrs. Arbuthnot) with hobnob theatre company. She has worked locally with the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, The UnSeam'd Shakespeare Company, the McKeesport Little Theater, and directed at the Butler Little Theatre, directing The Compleat Works of Shaekspeare (Abridged). She has also directed all five of hobnob's performances of A Christmas Carol on the Succop Theatre stage. Elizabeth earned a B.A. in Theatre and English from Calvin College.
Kenneth Smith (Managing Director), co-founder of hobnob theatre company, has performed recently in hobnob theatre's productions of The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio), A Midsummer NIght's Dream (Oberon). He has worked as performer with Saltworks and Latshaw Productions in Pittsburgh, and Sight and Sound in Lancaster, PA. He has worked as musical director for musicals at several colleges and community theatre groups. He directed hobnob's 2013 production of Shakespeare's The Tempest and 2014 production of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance, and the 2015 production of Oscar Wilde's Lady WIndermere's Fan. His original one-act play "Peace and Quiet" was selected for a staged reading at the 2012 Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Kenneth holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts.
Board Members Delia Bianchin, General Counsel for Penn United Technologies
Neil Convery, District Office Manager for PA House of Representatives
Henry Marquiss, Senior Vice President of Finance at PNC Bank
Rob Bianchin, President and CEO of Cabot Guns
Jim Lilley, Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania