Matt Dorter

Matt Dorter, Executive Director

Matt is a seasoned camp and theater professional with over 20 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.

Matt has toured with the National Theater for Children and has written, directed, and produced over 150 shows for children. Matt is a consultant on theatrical services for summer camps and is a presenter for the American Camp Association on theatrical best practices.

Matt is proud to be a founding member of the mainstages team and is passionate about the goal of using creativity to inspire social action and strengthen theatrical arts in the youth movement.

Robert Tarushka

Robert "Bob" Tarushka, Director of Performances

As Director of Performances, Bob has personally visited hundreds of camps where he writes, produces, and performs original shows and workshops. Bob received a double major in English Literature and Theater at The University of New Hampshire and has previous experience on staff at Second Stage Theatre, Dixon Place, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, Shrunken Shakespeare Company, Underling Productions, and more.

Taylor Ann Krahn

Taylor Ann Spencer, Program Manager

Taylor Ann is a NYC-based theater artist and children's theater director. After graduating from Hope College with a BFA in theater and creative writing, she toured with Missoula Children's Theatre for a year before moving to New York City. Taylor Ann was the Supervisor for mainstages Theater Camp Long Island in it's inaugural summer in 2018.

Eva Casey

Eva Casey, Marketing and Engagement Strategist

In her role as Marketing and Engagement Specialist, Eva focuses on social media, digital content creation, and brand management. Since March 2020 she has been helping innovate mainstages' virtual offerings - with a pivotal role in the creation of our new digital products. Previously, in Eva's role as Program and Performance Coordinator, she managed a wide variety of projects for the company. She has also been a Teaching Artist and Performer with mainstages since 2018. Currently, Eva performs and teaches for our remote programs and performances, specializing in anything for younger audiences that requires a fun character or puppet.

Jessica Ashleigh Pomeroy

Jessica Ashleigh Pomeroy, Program Coordinator

Jessica Ashleigh Pomeroy is an NYC­ based director, producer, performer and teaching artist. She holds a BFA in Dramatic Arts with a Concentration in Directing from The New School for Drama. Jessica grew up in Connecticut, where she first discovered her love of theatre, a love that only grew as she got older, and that she is passionate about sharing with young people. Jessica looks to bring professional ­level performance training to young performers, and seeks to do just that through her training and experience as a singer, actor and director.