Our new  Executive Director

After an extensive search, Hubbard Hall is thrilled to welcome Erin Harrington as the new Executive Director, effective July 8, 2024. The Hiring Committee and the Board are confident that Erin’s management skills, collaborative style, and artistic innovation will lead Hubbard Hall into the exciting Next Act.

Erin is a North Country native hailing from neighboring Warren County. She received her Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Potsdam, Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Theatre and English concentrating on dramaturgy and creative writing and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She has extensive teaching and directing experience including the Saratoga Arts summer Youth theater program and guest lecturer on dramaturgy at SUNY Potsdam.

Erin has many years of experience in managing arts organizations, namely at The Depot Theatre in Westport, New York and most recently with Home Made Theater in Saratoga as Business Manager. In addition to her administrative and leadership roles, she is also an accomplished theater artist who led the creation of the Sensory Friendly Performance Program providing accommodations for patrons of all ages with sensory sensitivities. She directed “The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time,” which was named a top 10 non-equity production for the Capital Region by the Saratogian in 2022. She also received critical acclaim for the recent production of “The Humans.”

Erin explains, “As a passionate advocate for the transformative power of the arts, I am incredibly honored to join Hubbard Hall as its new Executive Director. I look forward to collaborating with this vibrant community to continue creating and celebrating exceptional art that inspires and brings us together.”

A heartfelt thanks to the Hiring Committee which consisted of myself and fellow Board Members Judy Pate, Don Boyd, Alyson Slack and Mark Pritchard and community members Terry Dansin and Sarah Ashton for their months of hard work and diligence. Also thank you to the Hubbard Hall staff and volunteers who took part in our community meet and greets with the finalists. It is this community spirit that makes Hubbard Hall such a special place.

Please welcome Erin Harrington to Hubbard Hall and let the Next Act begin!

Margaret Surowka – Chair and the Entire Hubbard Hall Board
Judy Pate – Treasurer, Alyson Slack – Secretary, Don Boyd – Vice Chair,
Alexina Jones, Nancy Krauss, Elyssa Macura, Andrew Pate, Alexandra Scoville, Ann Villet


Administrative and Artistic Associate 

Phone: 518.677.2495 – Ext.314
Email: katherine@hubbardhall.org

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.