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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.

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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.

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Izetta Rees

Director of Marketing & PR

Izetta holds a BA in Theater with Minors is Art and Communication Arts from Cardinal Stritch University. She's been a part of Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) for over 5 years, having been promoted to Marketing & PR Director in Spring of 2017. Previous professional experience includes Marketing & Development with Danceworks, Inc. as well as Box Office work with the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, Izetta is a local actor and the Costume Designer for UW-Rock County’s Theatre Department. She lives happily in Mukwonago with her supportive husband, Trevor.

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Dana Dossett

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.

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Mallory Metoxen

Mallory is a freelance director dedicated to working with playwrights, developing new works, and narrowing the gender parity gap in theatre. She spearheaded and continues to run, refine, and expand Br!NK; RTW’s play development series for Midwestern woman playwrights. She holds degrees in Theater and Business from Cardinal Stritch University. Mallory has directed a number of plays for Renaissance Theaterworks and other local companies. In Fall of 2018, she will begin pursuing an MFA in Directing at DePaul University.

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Bailey joined the Renaissance Theaterworks team as Production Manager following her role as Stage Manager for the 2017 Br!NK New Play Festival last fall. She has worked with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre as a Stage Manager for Young Playwright’s Festival, and an Assistant Stage Manager for THE FEW.  Her University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee credits include TRANSLATIONS, DIDO & AENEAS, and DAMN YANKEES.  In addition, she has also completed a practicum with Theatre Bonn, Germany.  She has a BFA in Theatre from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

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Marti Gobel

Resident Teaching Artist

Marti Gobel serves as the Resident Teacher Artist and Education Program Designer for RTW.  A local actor, director and arts educator, Marti is dedicated to the use of arts integration as a means to support social growth and healing.   In August 2015, Marti completed Kennedy Center Training focusing on Effective Residency and Lesson Planning.  Marti's unique approach to teaching full body expression and learning has been experience by students and teachers alike, both nationally and internationally.  Past performances with RTW include THE PERSIANS, CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY, NEAT (U.S. and South Africa) and numerous staged readings.  Most recently Marti directed THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL.  Marti actively engages in public speaking and advocacy campaigns to promote diversity in the arts.

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DOG, THE BUnny

Chief Therapy Officer

Dog Peter Hunsdorfer joined the RTW team in 2014, after his theatrical debut in Artistic Associate, Mallory Metoxen's production of 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. Some of his favorite past-times are, "dropping raisins" in the office, chewing chords, licking salt off of shoes, hiding in tiny spaces, playing scarf game for visitors, eating carrots, and binky-ing in the "forbidden" RTW Room of Requirement. When not hopping about the office, Dog can be found in his "office" laying in mermaid pose inside his purple tube. In addition to his duties as Chief Therapy Officer, Dog is currently working on launching his own instagram page. #DogTheBunny

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