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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. She performed in The Three Sisters and The Two Gentleman of Verona, was member of the Calvin Theatre Company and the Calvin Alumni Theatre Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she won "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 worked locally with the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, The UnSeam'd Shakespeare Company, and the McKeesport Little Theater. She directed Hobnob's 2012 and 2013 performances of A Christmas Carol. Elizabeth earned a B.A. in Theatre and English from Calvin College.

Kenneth Smith (Managing Director), co-founder of hobnob theatre company, has performed in Othello, Julius Caesar, and Our Town; 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. 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