mainstages is happy to present our 2016 summer Teaching Artists and Theater Directors!

Marco Agnolucci
Marco Agnolucci- Camp Jacobson
Marco is a trilingual New York actor, filmmaker, and screenwriter.  He studied and traveled abroad before returning to New York to pursue acting, film, and theater. Marco also enjoys doing stand-up comedy. He is happy to be a part of the Mainstages team and to teach drama at Camp Jacobson.


Ezra Brain

Ezra Brain- Camp Livingston
Ezra is currently studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was born in Kansas City and is a dual citizen of both the US and the UK. He hopes to teach theatre arts in high schools across the country.



Mary Kate Coleman mainstages Teaching Artist

Mary Kate Coleman- Harbor Hills Day Camp
Mary Kate has her BA in Theatre from Mount St. Mary's University and her MA in Theatre Studies from Montclair State University. She has lived in New Jersey for most of her life and has been in theatre just as long both onstage and off. Mary Kate hopes to be able to show all kids how much fun it is to create on the stage.


Marie Davis mainstages Teaching Artist
Marie Davis- Twelve Trails Day Camp
Marie currently teaches dance at a variety of middle schools in the New York City area via Manhattan Youth. Marie is also featured in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival print campaign. It is Marie's goal as an instructor, to awaken a sense of creativity and discipline in her students through dance.


Megan Felix mainstages artist
Megan Felix- JCH Bensonhurst Staten Island
Megan graduated from Delaware State Univeristy as a journalism major. Coming from a big city like New York and moving to a little town in Delaware was a life changing experience, but im time she was able to grow as an artist and actress with all the positivity she discovered in the new space. In the future she hopes to open studios, community theaters and business all geared toward excellence and growth of young children.


Emily Emma Michelle Griffith mainstages Teaching Artist
Emily Michelle GriffithEmma Kaufmann Camp
Emily is from Ann Arbor, MI and began performing at the age of 11 at performing arts camps in Southeastern Michigan. She fell in love with theater and pursued it ardently, recently graduating with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Oakland University. It has been a dream of Emily's to develop young artists in a fun and educational setting. She believes exploration of creativity and imagination is key to every child's success.


Pat Hitt

Pat Hitt- Beber Camp
Pat is a professional photographer and community theatre director near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It's amazing how much the two fields have in common! Pat hopes to use his knowledge and experience to help children gain a better understanding of themselves and their roles in the world.



Brittany Hughes mainstages artist
Brittany Hughes- Camp Kehila
Brittany has a Bachelor's Degree in The Arts with an Emphasis in Theater from Hunter College in June and holds an Associates Degree in Arts and English from Suffolk Community College. Raised on Long Island, Brittany has been involved in many of productions and has worked both on stage and backstage. Brittany intends to educate young people in theater and provide them an authentic theater production experience.


Clara Kundin mainstages Teaching Artist
Clara Kundin- JCH Bensonhurst Brooklyn
Clara Kundin received her B.A. in theater from St. Olaf College and continued her studies at the École Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Clara is a company member with The Ume Group and Galli Children's Theater and has performed at the Guthrie Theater, and the Cherry Lane Studio. She is a proud teaching artist who works in both French and English and strives to create unity in the world through the arts.

Jessica Mazo

Jessica Mazo- JCC Manhattan Day Camp
Jessica is currently Vice President of the New York State Theater Education Association and a drama teacher in Brooklyn. She grew up right outside of NYC and spent most of her youth doing children's theatre. Jessica is extremely passionate about making sure that all students, no matter what, receive quality arts education to develop their 21st century skills.


Joshua Mckinney mainstages Teaching Artist
Joshua Mckinney- Twelve Trails Day Camp
Joshua McKinney holds a Masters of Fine Arts in musical theatre from SDSU.  He has been a professional theatrician for the past decade working in multiple capacities all over the world. Joshua is currently the managing director at New Perspectives Theatre Company, Artistic Director of Genesis Theatrical Enterprises, and the Resident Director at Clinton School for Artists and Writers.


Terrence Mosley mainstages Teaching Artist
Terrence Mosley- James and Rachel Levinson Day Camp
Terrence is currently a John Wells Directing Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. He grew up in the Midwest and studied acting at Syracuse University. Terrence wants to plant an appreciation for ensemble in his campers.


Robert Rancano mainstages Teaching Artist
Robert Rancano- Tamarack Camps
Robert graduated from UC Irvine with a Bachelor's Degree in Drama. Born and raised in California, he was always motivated by the power of theater for both performance and growth. Robert hopes to use theater as a vehicle for positive change in the lives of young and old alike.


Luci Samp mainstages Teaching Artist
Luci Samp- Camp Gan Israel Piscataway and Camp AllSport
Luci received her BA in Theatre from the College of William and Mary.  She loves a cappella music and learned how to beatbox in college.  She plans to continue her pursuit of acting professionally as well directing and teaching theatre to children.


Tylie Shider
Tylie Shider- Harbor Hills Day Camp
Tylie will attend NYU Tisch School of the Arts (MFA) in the fall. He studied theater-arts at Delaware State University (BA) where he was awarded the Drama Desk award for student playwright. He is ambitious about creating opportunities for student and professional artists to exercise their gifts in theater, film, and television.


Sarah Spangenberg

Sarah Spangenberg- Twelve Trails Day Camp
Sarah is so excited to be back for her second summer on the mainstages team! Sarah has spent the last few years as a teaching artist in Philadelphia. She spent the last year teaching Pre- K, Musical Theatre, and is involved heavily in Jewish education. Sarah graduated with a BFA in Theatre Arts from The University of the Arts. She looks forward to teaching theatre classes in the "Create Neighborhood" at Camp Twelve Trails.


Robert Tarushka

Robert Tarushka- JCC Manhattan Day Camp
Born, raised, and educated in the New Hampshire wilderness, Robert has been working with mainstages for several years as a teaching artist and director.



Holly Tatem mainstages teaching artist
Holly Tatem- Pinemere Camp
Holly is a recent graduate from Florida Atlantic University where she earned her BFA in theatre performance.She was able to gain directing and teaching experiences in South Florida and grew passionate about sharing her love of theatre with kids. Holly hopes to continue to use theatre and art to create positive change in the world.


Elin Waring mainstages Teaching Artist
Elin Waring- URJ Camp Coleman
Elin Waring is a student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she plans to receive her BFA in Theater Education. In North Carolina, where she grew up, she cultivated a love of all aspects of theater. She would like to share that love with all of her future students and help them on their own journeys.
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