Dedicated to promoting the work of women onstage and off, at all points in their careers, Renaissance Theaterworks welcomes recent graduate from UW-Milwaukee as Production Manager
Milwaukee, Wis. (October 16, 2017) – Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) announces the addition of Bailey Wegner to the staff as the company’s new Production Manager. Wegner shares, “I’m thrilled to be joining on as Production Manager and to soak in the camaraderie the company models so well. I look forward to being a part of the magic each artist puts forth to bring a production to life.”
Wegner is a recent graduate of UW-Milwaukee’s Theatre Department, and joins the RTW staff with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre, with a Stage Management focus. Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Suzan Fete shares, “Renaissance Theaterworks is dedicated to promoting the work of women theater artists both onstage and off, at all point in their careers. As with many other professional women theater artists in Milwaukee, we are humbled to provide this opportunity to Bailey. She is bright, engaging and a talented young woman. We are so lucky to get her.” Wegner says, “I never expected to be honored with this opportunity so early in my career. My skills as a theatre maker will be greatly elevated by the passionate and brilliant women already at Renaissance, and by the many talented artists our company teams with.”
Wegner served as RTW’s Stage Manager for the Fourth Annual Br!NK New Play Festival in September 2017 and will be Stage Managing RTW’s 2nd Annual Groundworks production of BLISS (OR EMILY POST IS DEAD!) by Jami Brandli in December 2017. In addition to Stage Management work at UW-Milwaukee and with RTW, Wegner has also worked with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre as Stage Manager for their Young Playwrights Festival and Assistant Stage Manager for THE FEW.
Wegner is training with Producing Director, Julie Swenson before Swenson’s departure in December. “We are grateful for this unique opportunity to work with Julie through this transition,” said Fete. “Welcome, welcome to Bailey, the newest member of the Renaissance Theaterworks’ team!”
About Renaissance Theaterworks
Founded in 1993, the mission of Renaissance Theaterworks is to create moving theater that connects with our shared sense of being human. We are dedicated to promoting the work of women onstage and off. Celebrating 25 years, RTW is Milwaukee’s only professional women-found, women-run theatre company devoted to narrowing the gender parity gap in the arts. Located in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, RTW produces intimate and moving theater in The Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center. More information at www.r-t-w.com
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