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Artistic Director

Suzan Co-Founded Renaissance Theaterworks in 1993. She is a past President of the Board and currently serves as Artistic Director. Suzan has over 20 years of experience as an actor, director, and producer in professional theater. Past directing projects for Renaissance Theaterworks include TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, THE SHAPE OF THINGS, BLACKBIRD, NEAT, THE ROAD TO MECCA and THE BELLE OF AMHERST. Suzan lives in Wauwatosa with her husband Jeff and son Matthew.

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Julie became Renaissance's Producing Director in 2001 having served on the Board of Directors since 1997. She received a BA in theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL. She became a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association in 1986 while working in New York City. Julie is the host of New Home Building Today. Julie performed in the Spring of 2015 as Masha in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE with Forward Theater Company in Madison, WI.

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Lisa Rasmussen

Development Director

Lisa started as Renaissance Theaterworks' Development Director with excitement in the summer of 2008. 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 Bachelor's of Arts degree in Theatre with minors in Art and Communication Arts from Cardinal Stritch University (CSU). Having been with the company in some capacity since 2013, Izetta recently took on the Marketing position in February 2017.  Having worked in marketing and development with Danceworks, Inc., and patron relations at The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Izetta is excited to bring her experience to Renaissance Theaterworks as the Marketing Director. In her free time and when opportunities arrive, Izetta enjoys performing around Milwaukee as an actor.

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Mallory Metoxen

Mallory is the Artistic Associate for Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) & holds degrees in Theater and Business from Cardinal Stritch University. For RTW, Mallory has directed THE UNDERSTUDY, ARABIAN NIGHTS and SURE THING and has directed at other organizations around Milwaukee including The Alchemist Theatre, InHerOwnRight Productions, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Milwaukee Metropolitan Voices and Splinter Group. In 2015, Mallory will also be adding Forward Theater Company, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Umbrella Group to that list. She continues to work on BR!NK - RTW’s play development series for Midwestern female playwrights that she spearheaded in 2013.

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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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Photo of Artistic Director Suzan Fete
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Photo of Artistic Director Suzan Fete
Photo of Administrative Manager Izetta Rees
Photo of Artistic Director Suzan Fete
Photo of Administrative Manager Izetta Rees