The MythMasters tell Tales From Greek Mythology with a theatrical mix of comedy and drama, diologue and mime, and masks and puppetry. Orginally the work of David Zucker and Richard McElvain, YAMA's famed Shakespeare Guyz who also like to prove how MathsAmazing!, the current MythMasters are actors Doran Hamm and Matt Tibbs.
Doran Hamm is an Actor, Theater Educator, and Clown from Brattleboro Vermont. Born and Raised in Southern Vermont he earned his BA in Theater and Arts Management from the Massachusetts College Of Liberla Arts (MCLA), in North Adams Massachusetts. While not touring with YA, Doran is busy on the Faculty of (NEYT) The New England Youth Theater. He also tours with the Vermont Suitcase Company, and spends his summers training at Celebration Barn in Paris, Maine. He has toured educational theater and clowned throughout the world from Italy to Russia.
Matt is the Associate Education Director and Teaching Artist at Trinity Rep. A Tony Award-winning theater in Providence RI. He heads the Project Discovery Program and leads workshops and residencies at schools around the state of Rhode Island stressing the importance of theater in the classroom and beyond. Before his current endeavors, he could be found working in Austin bringing accessible performances to people in underserved communities. He was also an Americorps Volunteer, working to get young folks re-engaged in their education.
Matt graduated from MCLA where he studied Acting and Arts Management, as well as generally being awesome (if not modest). He has been a part of numerous stage and film productions but also enjoys relaxing with a good muffin and a solid bout of improv; not necessarily in that order. Matt boasts an international background gained by growing up in several countries and is excited to be part of the MythMasters family.
The actors were AMAZING! They did such a fabulous job. The kids were engaged the entire time. Dory and Matt are wonderful storytellers! I am so glad that I got to see this program. The teachers told me this is their favorite enrichment program!
Just wanted to take a second to say the performance today was amazing! Your actors were incredible–their energy was infectious and the kids enjoyed every minute. I would highly recommend this performance. Your company has two very talented gentleman.
The actors were awesome! They gave such an incredible performance! Our students have been known to be a ‘tough crowd’ but at the conclusion of the performance, they gave Mythmasters a standing ovation!! Totally student initiated! And I received so many thank-yous from teachers and staff — the show had ‘something for everyone’ and all participants left with smiles on their faces. It truly was a ‘grand slam’ and such a nice way to end our school year on a high note! Thank you!!
The performance today was outstanding–several teachers and students told me it was the best enrichment program we’ve had in the past few years. Please thank the actors for a great job. They were beyond easy to work with, and handled the kids beautifully.
'It would be an honor if you could come again so that the upcoming seventh graders could witness the enthusiastic performance that is “MythMasters.”'
'Thank you so much for coming to my school and performing Greek myths. When I watched them they were incredible and had so much life to them!'
'That was one of the best presentations I’ve ever seen. It was comical, it connected to what we were learning and it was just a great show.'
'I learned a lot more by visually experiencing the myths.'
'I enjoyed how you merged comedy and Greek Mythology together. The performance created understanding while also letting us enjoy the show.'
'I not only learned a lot, I laughed a lot!'
'MythMasters were GREAT — Grade 7 loved them.'
'The performers were perfect for middle school–good use of appropriate humor.'