About Us

The Hampstead family began its mission back in 1983. Hampstead Stage Company got its name from our founders: Daniel Matmor, Michael Phillips, and Katherine and Gordon Preston, who came to America from Hampstead, England to pursue their dreams. Since its inception, our company has grown into one of the largest educational touring companies in the nation. Performing over two thousand shows a year in all 48 contiguous states; we have played for about twenty-one million audience members.

Our interactive educational tours run year-round and are performed by two professional actors, each playing multiple roles. Our scripts are original adaptations, based directly on literary classics, and include children and adults from the audience. The plays last one hour, with a question and answer session following the performance. We travel to your space and bring our own realistic sets and costumes, designed using extensive historical research, which are flexible enough to fit into any assembly/performance space.

Please call our office at 1-800-619-5302 for more details or to schedule a performance in your area. We prefer to confirm performance dates over the phone, so that we can discuss the various options available for us to come to your school or venue.

Take a brief virtual tour of Hampstead’s History HERE.


Board of Directors

Katherine Preston – Board Chair

Dave Preston – Board Treasurer

Alex Jacobs – Board Vice President

Karen L. Schacht – Board Secretary

Brian Paul Stewart – Board Member

Guo Fan – Board Member

Staff

Daniel Matmor – Founding Member

Michael Phillips – Executive Director/Founding Member

Katherine Preston – Costume Shop Manager/Founding Member

Jay Pastucha – Artistic Director

Anna Lynn Robbins – Company Manager

Amanda Pawlik – Educational Director

Deirdre Manning – Grant Writer

Sandy Burt – Scenic Artist

Kraig Kelsey – Booking Coordinator