Staff

2022 - 2023 Season

Celebrating 30 years of Theater By Women For Everyone!

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, Neat, Top Girls, The Road To Mecca and most recently The How and the Why, touring Neat to South Africa in 2013 and finishing as a finalist twice with Lucky Numbers and All Of The Everything in the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, 2015 and 2019. She is especially honored to have received Milwaukee Magazine’s 2022 BETTY Award in the Groundbreaker category. Suzan lives happily in Wauwatosa with her husband, Jeff.

Lisa Rasmussen
Managing Director

This season kicks off Lisa's fifteenth season at RTW which means she's been here for half of its life! Lisa started as RTW’s’ development director in 2008. In December 2017, Lisa was promoted to the position of Managing Director. Since then, she has overseen 13 full productions, four BRINK New Play Festivals and the move to this beautiful performance space (the most accessible theatre in town.)  Lisa received her BA in Theater and Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University in 2003. Lisa loves living in Bay View with husband Jake, daughter Anna and puppy Bjorn. Happy 30th anniversary to you, dear reader, and the whole RTW community. Thank you for making this magic possible.

Jayne Regan Pink
Artistic Associate

Born in London, Jayne studied at the Royal Ballet School. Hailed as one of the finest dramatic dancers of her generation, she serves on the faculty of the Milwaukee Ballet where her partner, Michael Pink, is the artistic director. Jayne has traveled internationally as a ballet coach and worked as a dialect coach, choreographer, and movement director. Her local credits include Happy Days and Neat (RTW); Matilda, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Elephant and Piggie, and Urinetown (First Stage Children’s Theater); and Happy Now, The Norman Conquests, and A Christmas Carol (Milwaukee Rep). When her son, Max Pink, was cast in Russian Transport (RTW 2018), she became more involved with the theater and served on the board of directors.

Sarah Kriger Hwang
Marketing Director

Sarah Kriger Hwang returns to Renaissance Theaterworks after a 10-year hiatus. Sarah first served as RTW’s Marketing Director from 2003-2012. She is a Milwaukee native and a Graduate of Nicolet High School. She then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications from Indiana University-Bloomington and a Master of Arts - Business from the Bolz Center for Arts Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Sarah has spent her career in theater marketing and marketing research having worked at Skylight Opera Theatre (now Skylight Music Theatre), Court Theatre at the University of Chicago, C&R Research (Chicago) and, of course, Renaissance Theaterworks.  

Sarah is a board trustee of the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and also serves on the Society’s CEO Advisory Committee for Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Sarah is also the lead vocalist for a local band “Squirrel!”, a laid-back and somewhat ridiculous group of musicians who play a variety of rock genres.

Mallory Metoxen
Interim Marketing Manager

Mallory is back as Renaissance Theaterworks’ Interim Marketing Manager and was formerly RTW’s Artistic Associate and Director of New Play Development for 6 years where she launched Br!NK; a play development festival for Midwestern women playwrights. Mallory is a director dedicated to nurturing new works, reinvigorating classics with a feminist lens, and demolishing the gender parity gap in the theatre industry. She is currently Associate Artistic Director for Seven Devils New Play Foundry and runs and facilitates CLUSTERF**K with The COOP.

Select directing credits: All of the Everything, Lucky Numbers (Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival), Sex with Strangers, The Understudy (Renaissance Theaterworks), The Effect of Gamma Rays… (Splinter Group), Fefu and Her Friends, The Thanksgiving Play (The Theatre School), These Shining Lives (Umbrella Group), and new works at the arc theatre, Forward Theater, Milwaukee Chamber Theater, Milwaukee Metropolitan Voices, Renaissance Theaterworks, and Seven Devils New Play Foundry. MFA in Directing from The Theatre School at DePaul University. MalloryMetoxen.com

Bailey Wegner
Production Manager

Bailey joined Renaissance Theaterworks in the summer of 2017. Her production and stage manager credits with RTW include The Cake, Belonging, Actually, The Roommate, Annie Jump And The Library Of Heaven, and Photograph 51, as well as four BRINK New Play Festivals. Assistant stage manager credits include Happy Days, Top Girls, and Russian Transport. Bailey has also worked with Milwaukee Chamber Theater, Wild Space Dance, and Kohl's Wild Theater.

 

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. She joined RTW in 2018 and is proud to serve this mission alongside such a dedicated team. She loves exploring Milwaukee with her family.

Ryan Rehak
Community Engagement Manager

Ryan is a graduate of Carroll University with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre & Arts Management, While on staff at the playbill publisher Footlights he founded the Footlights People's Choice Awards. For RTW, Ryan works with the Fran Bauers Young Critics Project, community partners, and local organizations to develop special events. He has a variety of performance and directing credits, and served as the associate managing director of Waukesha Civic Theatre. In 2014, he founded Outskirts Theatre and is the artistic director. Currently, he hosts a weekly sobriety and mental health podcast called better-ish, and lives with his husband, Brayden, and their cat, Burt Reynolds.

Ky Peters
Administrative Assistant

Ky Peters loves being a member of the RTW team. They are a graduate of Carroll University, with a BA degrees in Musical Theater, Music, and Arts Management. Ky has served in many artistic capacities; from actor to stage manager, director to props designer, public relations to audience member, Ky loves every aspect of theater and the arts at large. They are honored to bring their passion for equality, equity, and social change through art, as well as color-coordinated schedules, to RTW. Ky also currently works as Props Master at Shorewood High School and is a stage manager at Kohl’s Wild Theatre, so please, say hi when you see them out and about, and enjoy the show!

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.