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-two years and currently serves
as Advisory Director. She has directed and
written plays with children for over 30
years. She also is an instructor and
director for the Schauer Arts & Activities
Center in Hartford where she most recently
Madagascar Jr. Other directing
credits include many comedic productions
for Fond du Lac Community Theatre, most
Addam's Family the Musical and
The Dixie Swim Club. Therese has also
been instrumental in starting several home
school acting groups and a Community
Theatre in Oshkosh.

Greg Davis –
Technical Supervisor
/ Director
Greg has worked backstage or behind the
scenes all over the Milwaukee Area
Chamber Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre,
Boulevard Theatre and First Stage. He has
been Tech Supervisor for the Milwaukee
Youth Theatre for the past 15 years. Greg
has directed several MYT productions his
biggest one being
Number the Stars. He
recently directed
Peter and Wendy this
past Spring.

Maria Beilke –
Director / Instructor

This is Maria's second season with MYT.  
She is a Sophomore in Theater Education
at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  
Maria was introduced to MYT through her
peer mentor and past MYT staff member
Maureen O'Hara.  Maria directed
Hundred Dresses
this last Spring and is
currently Advisory Director for our Fall
production of
Aladdin. She attended
Arrowhead High School in Hartland
Wisconsin and participated in AHS
Broadway Co., the Drama Department and

Haley Neuens –
Director / Instructor

Haley is a sophomore at University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She started working
for MYT last season through the guidance
of her Advisory Director, Maria Beilke.   
She assisted our production crew by being
the head painter for our 2019 Spring show
The Hundred Dresses.  Haley is trying her
hand as Show Director for the first time
ever by directing our Fall show

Andrew Grey –
Scenic Assistant / Instructor

Andrew is a theater facilitator, director and
playwright. His is pursuing his BA in
Theatre Practices at University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Andrew is currently
a Student Artist in Residence at Lutheran
Manor in Wauwatosa where he works with
residents to create theater experiences that
they can participate in. Previously he
worked as an Assistant Speech Coach at
Washington High School and Central
Middle School.

Nikki Maritch –
Costume Designer

Nikki joined the MYT staff in 2018. 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
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 two
years ago. 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.  
Julia will be trying her hand at directing
our Winter Show
MYT's Adventures in
Radio Sound

Judy Swanson –
Administrative Assistant /
er 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.