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directors and staff
Matt Dorter, Executive Director
Matt is a seasoned camp professional with over 15 years staff experience at both day and resident camps. Matt graduated New York University’s Tisch School Of The Arts with degrees in Theater and Applied Education and served as Company Manager of the New Acting Company in New York City before turning his focus to camps. Matt has toured with the National Theater for Children and has written, directed, and produced over 100 shows for children. Matt is a consultant on theatrical services for camps and is a presenter for the American Camp Association on theatrical best practices. Matt is thrilled to be a member of the Mainstages team and is passionate about the goal of using creativity to inspire social action and strengthen theatrical arts in the camping movement.
You can reach Matt at email@example.com.
Ryan Canuelle, Director of Education and Programming
Ryan’s love for theater, creation and imagination began at nine years old. Since that time he has been part of countless productions as an actor, director, designer and stage manager. While studying Acting at Syracuse University, Ryan began to combine theater and education as a head facilitator for the Artist’s Workshop, where he developed curriculum and facilitated programs for students with a range of physical and developmental disabilities. Ryan received his Master’s Degree in Educational Theater at New York University, where he collaborated with top Teaching Artists and Educational Leaders to create and administer creative curriculum for Educational institutions. Ryan honed his love of camp as a Theater Specialist and Supervisor at Camp Poyntelle Lewis Village, where he learned the intricacies of managing time at camp while reaching educational goals. Ryan is honored to use his experience and love for theater at Mainstages.
You can reach Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.