HOBT Staff

Steve Ackerman

Steve Ackerman

Studio Innovator

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Steve Ackerman is a playwright and puppet artist who focuses on quick, crude, high-energy art making. He has his BFA in Acting from East Carolina University and MFA in Playwriting from Southern Illinois University. Previous projects include Action Sequence, Kaboom, and Cartooon!. 

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Claire Curran

Interim Associate Director

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Claire Curran is a writer and movement artist of Swedish and Irish descent. Claire brings her background in climate justice organizing and experience Co-Directing a modern dance company to design and implement art-based experiences that build the world we want to live in. Claire is honored to lead and support HOBT's staff team in a time of transformation towards a vibrant cooperative future.

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Elina Kotlyar

Experience Innovator

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Elina joined the MayDay Team in 2017. She brings the combined backgrounds of arts administration and stage management. Elina loves the outdoors: gardening, swimming, biking, kayaking, traveling the world. She has been excited to be engaged in the groundbreaking work of MayDay re-imagining with MayDay Council.

We're hiring!

Join HOBT's collaborative staff team as we create engaging arts experiences that inspire creativity, connection, and equity in our communities. HOBT is hiring for two part-time roles: a Bookkeeper and a Communications & Program Innovator. Learn more and apply here!

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