Executive and Artistic Director
Phone: 518.677.2495 – Ext.313
David Andrew Snider has more than 25 years of experience as a director, educator, producer and administrator. Currently the Executive & Artistic Director of the Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education in Cambridge, NY, he has launched several new artistic and education programs on the campus of Hubbard Hall while also greatly expanding the company’s outreach to the community. David has led the Board of Directors through a new strategic planning process aimed at growing the company’s staff, fundraising, marketing and administrative systems to better support its mission delivery over the next two years while increasing the company’s annual budget by 25% in his first year. Prior to Hubbard Hall, David served as the Director of Artistic Programming at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, DC from 2012-2014, and as the Producing Artistic Director and CEO of Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) from 2005-2012. Under his leadership, YPT was awarded commissions from the White House, the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Institution while establishing a resident company and an advisory panel of nationally recognized playwrights. From 2010-2012, David received the Meyer Foundation’s $100,000 Exponent Award for visionary leadership of a nonprofit, the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and the Hands On Greater DC Cares’ Essence of Leadership Award. David is a Directing Fellow of the Drama League of New York, a past President of the League of Washington Theatres, a member of Leadership Greater Washington and a National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Fellow. David received his MFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and his BA in English Literature/Russian language from Dickinson College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. David is currently a Lecturer in the Arts Administration program at Skidmore College and resides in the village of Cambridge, NY, with his wife and children.
Administrative and Artistic Associate
Phone: 518.677.2495 – Ext.314
Katherine Danforth – Katherine was introduced to Hubbard Hall during a high school field trip, where she and her fellow students were allowed a glimpse into the 2013 production of Macbeth. That summer, Katherine joined Hubbard Hall’s summer Shakespeare troupe, led by Jeannine Haas, as they toured Twelfth Night. Other theatrical credits at the Hall include Othello, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Farming Plays Project (2017), the 2019 revival of A Box of Monkeys, the 2019 Fellowship Playwriting Festival, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Our Stories (2021). Katherine has directed the Youth Theatre, Teen Theatre, and CCS Drama Club productions of James and the Giant Peach Jr, Spoon River Anthology, And Then There Were None, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, Bugsy Malone, Little Women, and Into the Woods. She treasures the hours spent sharing the magic of Hubbard Hall with students and community members, just as the artists inspired her so many years before.