Milwaukee Youth Theatre
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Milwaukee Youth Theatre
P.O. Box 510075
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Physical Address
Lincoln Center of the Arts
820 E. Knapp St.
Milwaukee, WI. 53202



Therese Burazin – Advisory Director
Therese has stepped down from Artistic
Director for the Milwaukee Youth Theatre
after twenty years and currently serves as
Advisory Director. She has directed and
written plays with children for over 25
years. She also is an instructor and
director for the Schauer Arts & Activities
Center in Hartford where she most
recently directed
Willy Wonka and the
Chocolate Factory, Jr.
Other directing
credits include many comedic productions
for Fond du Lac Community Theatre, most
Addam's Family the Musical and
Harvey. Therese has also been
instrumental in starting several home
school acting groups.

Bob Sagadin – Board President
Bob is a founding member of the
Milwaukee Youth Theatre. He was the
Props Production Manager for the Racine
Symphony Orchestra from 1979-2015. He
recently retired as Scenic Designer and
Technical Director from the Performing
Arts Department at the Prairie School in
Racine, Wisconsin 1987-2014. There he
taught students stagecraft, lighting,
television and film production.

Greg Davis – Technical
Greg has worked backstage or behind the
scenes all over the Milwaukee Area
including: Chamber Theatre, Skylight
Music Theatre, Boulevard Theatre and
First Stage. He has been Tech Supervisor
for MYT for 12 years. Greg has directed
several MYT productions his biggest one
Number the Stars. He will be
Peter and Wendy next Spring.

Nikki Maritch – Costume Designer
Nikki is excited to join MYT staff for this
2018-2019 Season. Her previous design
credits include:
A Piece of My Heart,
Coraline with Milwaukee Chamber
Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival 2017,
Zie Magic Flute, The Little Mermaid and
Vaudeville. Nikki is a proud alumnus of
University of Milwaukee's Professional
Theatre training Program.

Julia Kendl – Lighting Designer
Julia joined the MYT production team past
Season. She is a graduate of UW-
Milwaukee with a BFA in Technical
Production Theater. She graduated with a
specialty in lighting. She has been
designing and hanging lights for shows the
past three years. Julia finds working for
MYT extremely rewarding in the fact that
she is able to mentor enthusiastic young
theater technicians and has the
opportunity to work with MYT colleagues.

Judy Swanson – Administrative Assistant
/ Volunteer Coordinator
Judy has been working as the
Administrative Assistant since 2011, with,
her involvement stretching several years
earlier, when her sons participated in
MYT's productions. This participation led
to her volunteering in a variety of ways
and becoming a Board Member. Her
administrative duties include
communication with parents, school
groups and the public.

Carl Swanson – Finance Manager
Carl is a Milwaukee writer and editor. He
first became involved at MYT as a parent
volunteer with all three of his children
performing in our productions. Last year
he stepped into the role of Finance
Manager where he works with our creative
team to set show budgets and makes sure
that resources are properly allocated.