Meet Our Staff

Jeff Seabaugh (Director, Smoke on the Mountain) is an arts administrator, actor, director, playwright, and educator. Originally from Fairfield, California he spent his formative years in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  For the last five years he has been a theatre teacher at the Urban Institute of Mathematics in New York City.  He previously taught theatre at Henry Hudson JHS 125 in the Bronx.  He has also worked with theatre students at Dobbs Ferry Middle/High School, Bard College, and the Riverdale Country Day School.  He is the author of the play, In My Dreams, and the one man shows, How to Make an American Family (Midtown International Theatre Festival) and We Crazy, Right? (New York International Fringe Festival.)  Some of his favorite directing experiences have been at Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick, Maine where Jeff directed, All Shook Up, Carousel, Bye Bye Birdie, The Trip to Bountiful, Driving Miss Daisy, Singin’ In The Rain, Seussical, Oliver, and The Music Man.  Jeff was a founding member of NativeAliens Theatre Collective, a former New York City theatre company dedicated to producing plays to give voice to the causes of marginalized communities. For NativeAliens Jeff directed Pillow Talk, Vieux Carre, A Loss of Color, The Velocity of Light, Swing Out Bernadette, and Southern Reckonings.  For eleven years, he served as the General Manager of  Jeff holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Memphis and a M.S. Ed in Educational Theatre from The City College of New York.

Sarah Hashem (Camp Director) is thrilled to be working with the Hackma-Campers again! In the past, she has music directed the Hackmatack’s Children’s Camp, and worked as a costumer and counselor for Camp Centerstage! As a woodwind musician, Sarah has performed in orchestra pits for: The Rochester Opera House, Hackmatack Playhouse, Prescott Park Arts Festival, Biddeford City Theater, Stages Youth Theater, Seacoast Repertory Theater, the University of Southern Maine, and various middle and high schools. In fifth grade, she found a passion for theater while performing in her church’s Christmas play, and later carried on to study music education at USM, where she had the opportunity to study woodwind instruments, piano, and voice (classical and musical theater). Sarah currently teaches K-2nd general music in Saco, Maine, and is looking forward to a Summer of theater, music, and fun!


Tucker Whelan (Camp Counselor) is a graduate from Marshwood High School and an incoming freshman at Husson University studying film. He has been performing on the Seacoast for the past nine years in both High School, and professional productions Including Beauty and the Beast, Seussical and Mary Poppins at Prescott Park Arts Festival; Little shop of horrors, Matilda, Mary Poppins, Newsies, The Little Mermaid, and James and the Giant Peach at MHS. Tucker graduated a high honors student, played on MHS varsity tennis team, a 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and recently won the Voice’s of Hope film festival with his short film: BEHIND THE MASK. He’s more than thrilled to be working again with the campers this year and can’t wait to put on an amazing show!

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