Our Staff

Suzan Fete
Artistic Director

A graduate of University of Illinois, Suzan co-founded Renaissance Theaterworks in 1993. Favorite Renaissance Theaterworks projects include: directing TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, THE SHAPE OF THINGS, BLACKBIRD and THE ROAD TO MECCA, touring NEAT to Port Elizabeth South Africa in 2013 and finishing as a finalist with LUCKY NUMBERS in the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, 2015.  She is especially proud that RTW won the prestigious 50/50 in 2020 International Applause Award for the 2015-16 season. The Applause Award is given to theaters in recognition of their commitment to women playwrights. Suzan lives happily in Wauwatosa with her husband Jeff.

Lisa Rasmussen
Managing Director

Lisa started as Renaissance Theaterworks' Development Director with excitement in the summer of 2008. In December 2017, Lisa was promoted to the position of Managing Director. Recent experience includes stage management for ComedySportz-Milwaukee and more than five years in marketing. Lisa received her BA in Theater and Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University in 2003.  Lisa is a member of The Association of Fundraising Professionals.  She loves living in Bay View with husband Jake and daughter Anna.

Lucia Lozano
Marketing & PR Director

Lucia grew up in Colombia, where she received her degree in Communications and worked as film editor, creative writer, branding strategist and graphic designer at an advertising agency, and marketing director at a corporation. Soon after moving to Milwaukee twenty years ago, Lucia started a Marketing Communications firm specialized in nonprofits. She was First Stage’s Community Engagement Manager for four years right before joining Renaissance Theaterworks, and she’s excited to continue her involvement with theater as the newest member of the Renaissance team. Lucia is also a fine artist and photographer and, besides theater, she enjoys hiking, Latin dance, foreign films, and dining with friends.

Bailey Wegner
Production Manager

Bailey joined Renaissance Theaterworks in the summer of 2017. Her Stage Manager credits include PHOTOGRAPH 51, ANNIE JUMP AND THE LIBRARY OF HEAVEN as well as  three Br!NK New Play Festivals with RTW,  and Young Playwrights Festival 2017 with Milwaukee Chamber Theater. Assistant Stage Manager credits include RUSSIAN TRANSPORT and TOP GIRLS (RTW) and THE FEW (MCT). Bailey has also enjoyed Stage Managing for Kohl's Wild Theater and Interim Production Managing with MCT.  She has  completed a practicum with Theatre Bonn, Germany and holds a BFA in Theatre from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Dana Dossett
Development Manager

Dana holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from Drake University and a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Prior to joining RTW in January 2018, Dana served as the Grants and Communications Coordinator for The Women's Center in Waukesha. She loves exploring Milwaukee with her husband, Corey, and son, Micah.

Alea McHatten
Education Coordinator

Alea joined Renaissance Theaterworks in fall of 2019 as their first Education Coordinator. As a Black, gender-queer womxn Alea learned about disparities early on, and with it, the importance of voice. They began their arts career as a poet, and later a thespian, at age twelve. Discovering themselves and their craft, and true dignity in community, led them to become an educator, organizer, and advocate. Alea’s professional motto is: to break a glass ceiling, you’ve got to bring a hammer. 

Dog, The Bunny
Chief Therapy Officer

Dog Peter Hunsdorfer joined the Renaissance Theaterworks' team in 2014, after his theatrical debut in THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS with Splinter Group. Dog prides himself in being an expert stress reliever and professional fur-shedder. His hobbies include chewing cords, licking salt off of shoes, hiding in tiny spaces, and eating carrots. When not hopping about the office, Dog can be found in his "office" laying inside his purple tube.