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About Us

The Hampstead family began its mission 31 years ago. 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.

Board of Directors

Katherine Preston – Board Chair
Michael Phillips – Board Treasurer
Daniel Matmor – Board Member
Greg Lewis – Board Member
Dr. Shirley Steinberg – Advisory Board Member
Alan Singer – Advisory Board Member
Rev. William F. Hansen II – Advisory Board Member


Michael Phillips – Artistic Director
Katherine Preston – Executive Director
David Preston – Managing Director
Jay Pastucha – Production Manager
Anna Lynn Robbins – Company Manager
Deirdre Manning – Grant Writer
Amanda Pawlik – Educational Director
Jennifer Diaz – Resident Marketing/Publicity Director
Austen Elizabeth Edwards – Resident Technical Manager
Sandy Burt – Scenic Artist
Costume Shop Manager – Katherine Preston
Costume Technician – Jackie Buck