Carol Devendorf

In a  moment of either sublime inspiration or divine insanity- Carol founded MPAC in 1991. She has degrees in music and theatre from Westminster College and Columbia University, has taught music and drama in public and private schools for more years than she'd care to remember. In opening MPAC she has endeavored to provide "the arts for all ages" by offering a safe, creative, unique environment for the study and performance of performing and visual arts.

Founder, Stage Director, Music Director, Script Adaptor, Performing Arts Instructor, Piano & Voice Instructor

Jade Ansell

Jade has been a part of MPAC since fall 2000. She joined as a student in ballet and music classes at age 8 and has been here ever since. She started teaching improv in high school and now teaches both on her own and alongside Carol for all of the non-private performing arts classes held at MPAC, as well as stage directing workshops, "Boar's Head", and some Full Circle productions. Since graduating high school in 2010, she has been involved (even just minimally) in nearly every aspect of putting on a show both on and offstage. Though she primarily directs or assistant directs, she has also choreographed, designed and painted sets, assisted in costumes, run lights, and is the main force behind the Holiday Spectaculars. Having grown up under the teachings of Carol and other past staff members of MPAC, Jade strives to provide to her students the same guidance and lessons she herself learned here as a child while nurturing their love of performance and theatre the way Carol, Julie, and others did for her all those years ago.

Stage Director, Choreographer, Holiday Spectacular Runner, Playwright, Lighting Tech, Sound Design, Performing Arts Instructor

Julie Wenck

Julie been involved with the Milford Performing Arts Center since 1998 as a singer/actor and continues to do so to this day. In October 2005, Julie quit her job as a Mortgage Teller to join MPAC as the new Program Administrator when the company moved to its current location on Main Street. In June 2007, she expanded out to be tech director for the annual spring show, and in 2008 became the stage manager for "The Boars Head Feast & Festival". In spring 2018, she made her debut as a stage director with Full Circle's "You Can't Take It With You". When not busy with those duties, Julie is also the visual arts teacher for the February, April and summer workshops, and teaches art class on Tuesday afternoons.

Program Administrator, Tech Director, Stage Director, Boar's Head Stage Manager, Visual Arts Instructor

Mark Prokes

One day in late 2016, Mark stumbled off the street and into an audition at MPAC. After somehow landing the lead that time, he's continued working with the Center as an actor in many Full Circle productions and as the director and coordinator of the MPAC+ program. Having received a degree in Theatre Arts from Emmanuel College, during the course of which he directed his first show, Vaclav Havel's "The Memorandum", he has gone on to work as an actor and director all over Massachusetts. MPAC+ sprung out of a pet project of Mark's in 2017, expanding from their production of "Assassins", evolving into a way to bring more experimental theatre to the community. Mark continues to helm the program and tries to push the boundaries of what can be done at the center.

Stage Director

Gloria Dewar

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Stage Director, Playwright, Choreographer

Diane McCarthy

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Full Circle Stage Manager

Chelsea Daniels

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Performing Arts Instructor, Vocal Director

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