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Ready. Set. Purchase and Renovate! The Mass Music & Arts Society (MMAS) is thrilled to announce the purchase of 888 South Main St, Mansfield, Massachusetts. This future home of the MMAS Arts Center at Great Woods will feature a 250-seat theater, education classrooms, rehearsal and meeting space, and a beautiful lobby that will be the new home of the Morini Art Gallery. A VIP roof terrace will provide spectacular views of the Norton Reservoir and a catering kitchen and community rooms are available for rent for conferences, meetings and events. The new center will be handicapped accessible and will also More info…

Andy Card Jr.’s Letter

Dear Community Neighbor, Something special is happening in Mansfield. Having grown up in southeastern Massachusetts, my wife Kathleene and I continue to celebrate the remarkable successes in the region. Even though we now live in southeastern New Hampshire, we pay close attention to our old stomping grounds and the sources of pride. In 2015, we discovered the MMAS Blackbox Theater and Morini Art Gallery in Mansfield. We bought tickets to a play, were greeted by enthusiastic patrons, performers and a very impressive Executive Director, Ken Butler. We also watched a most enjoyable production of Steel Magnolia’s. After the performance, I More info…

Dori Bryan Ployer Bio

Dori Bryan Ployer, MMAS Artistic Director and Director of Education, is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory, Cambridge College, and Emerson College and is currently pursuing her doctorate in education through Lesley University. Dori has directed and choreographed throughout Southeastern Massachusetts including Bay Colony Productions, The Buckley Performing Arts Center, and Dean College. Some of Dori’s credits include: Spring Awakening, Godspell, Chicago, Rent, Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Producers. Dori is an adjudicator for the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild (METG) and a respondent for The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). Most recently Dori was invited to become a board member on the Holbrook Cultural Council. Dori has been nationally recognized for her work as an educator, director, and choreographer. More info…

Bobby Zupkofska Bio

Bobby Zupkofska is a graduate of Suffolk University’s Theatre Program (Class of 2015), Bobby spent his undergrad years becoming a “jack of all trades” and took classes in Theatre Education, Stage Management, Arts Administration, Design, Dramaturgy, Directing, Playwriting, and Performing. While at Suffolk, Bobby was featured in main stage productions, as well as directing and writing his own show: The Normal Election. Recently, Bobby performed with Bridgewater State University’s Family Performing Arts Center in Once Upon A Mattress, Shrek: The Musical, and Beauty and the Beast. Bobby also teaches with Drama Kids International and is the Assistant Director/Stage Manager for Arts for Teens in Bridgewater. More info…

Chelsea Cavagnaro Bio

Chelsea Cavagnaro received her Bachelor of Arts from Dean College where her studies included acting, playwriting, stage management, and musical theater. Before college, Chelsea spent nine years at the Capachione School of Performing Arts taking classes, performing in shows, and teaching musical theater classes to pre-school and grade school age children. Chelsea is looking forward to meeting her students and having another fantastic year learning and growing together! More info…