Blainor McGough, Founder & Executive Director
Blainor McGough is co-founder and executive director of Mayo Street Arts. Blainor is a puppeteer, musician, and artist who worked in a number of nonprofit settings and in the fisheries of Maine and Alaska before starting Mayo Street Arts with husband Brian and two boys Rigel and Cirrus.
Ian Bannon, Program Manager
Ian Bannon has been longtime supporter, volunteer, and performer here at Mayo Street Arts. He most recently served as the Managing Director of Celebration Barn Theater in South Paris, ME, where he honed his skills in arts administration. Ian has performed and taught puppetry in all sixteen of Maine’s counties (and beyond!) as a member of Freeport-based Figures of Speech Theatre, since 2005. His current community-based artistic endeavors focus on fostering intergenerational creative exchanges between students and residents of nearby retirement communities.
Vanessa Marcoux, Advancement & Communications Manager
Vanessa Marcoux’s love for music, art, and community brought her to Mayo Street Arts in June 2019, where she currently enacts fundraising initiatives and oversees communications. Prior to joining MSA, she has worked at the Harvard Art Museums and other arts organizations in Boston, New Mexico, and Martha’s Vineyard. In addition to working at MSA, Vanessa can be found knitting, reading, drinking coffee, and exploring the beautiful coast of Maine.
David Worobec, Event Staff
Dave Worobec supports MSA’s events by running the box office, lighting, sound, and set up, but you are likely to recognize him as Portland’s premier expert and practitioner of the art of miniature theater. A classically-trained Opera singer and a talented pianist, Dave is the founder and principal artist of Tophat Productions, where he delivering visually-stunning renditions of popular stage shows on a micro scale. Everything, including dialogue, stage movements, and musical numbers are performed live, in real time. Dave graduated from The Boston Conservatory of Music in 2011 with a degree in vocal performance with Opera emphasis in the studio of Victor Jannett.