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 - Board President
Therese has just stepped down from
Artistic Director for the Milwaukee Youth
Theatre after twenty years. She has
directed and written plays with children
for over 25 years. She also is an instructor
for the Schauer Arts Center in Hartford
where she recently directed
Alice in
Wonderland, Jr.
Other directing credits
include multiple comedic productions for
Fond du Lac Community Theatre, most
Addams Family the Musical, and
directing nine literature based shows for
Fond du Lac Home School Drama Troupe.

Brandon Herr- Artistic Director
Brandon joined MYT staff in 2011.  He is a
graduate of the University of Wisconsin-
Parkside in Kenosha, with a Bachelor's
Degree in Theater Arts. After graduation,
he worked at the American Players
Theatre in Spring Green as an Assistant
Company Manager. By day, he works at
the GLT center in Milwaukee as their
Events Coordinator. Brandon has been
head director for MYT's
A Midsummer
Night's Dream
, The Lion, The Witch, and
the Wardrobe
, and Charlotte's Web.

Brittany Curran – Educational Outreach
Brittany graduated in May 2014 from the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with a
BFA in Acting and a minor in Creative
Writing. Some of her past University
acting credits include the roles of: Oldie
Momma in
Gint, June in Marisol and
Cordelia in
King Lear. She also was the
understudy intern for Renaissance
Theaterworks’ production of the one-
woman show
The Belle of Amherst (Emily
Dickinson.) Brittany has been on the MYT
staff for four years directing and teaching
classes. She recently directed
and Still Life with Iris.

Greg Davis -Technical Director/Director
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 t
en years. Greg's theater work
highlight moments have been: working on:
Rent, Present Laughter, The Producers,
The Last Five Years, Anything Goes, and
The Mikado. His favorite Milwaukee Youth
Theatre productions have been
, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown,
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,
and Number the Stars.

Dan Tellez - Teaching Artist/Director
Dan is a recent graduate of the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Musical
Theater major. He has grown up doing
children's theater in his hometown of
Marinette. Dan is an actor who has
performed at the University and local
community theaters. He also dabbles with
technical aspects of theater such as
lighting and scenery painting. Dan has
worked as a free-lance choreographer for
several organizations, choreographing
from musicals to State show choirs. He
directed and choreographed
Disney's The
Little Mermaid Jr.
Fall of 2014. Dan
directed and choreographed
Mr. Popper's
and The Little Mermaid Jr., and
will be directing
Honk! Jr. this Fall.

Veronica Zahn – Stage Manager Mentor
Veronica is honored to be working with
MYT and with Milwaukee area youth to
professionally develop their stage
managing skills. She is a recent transplant
to Milwaukee. She has a BA in Theater
Arts from Bethel College, Indiana and has
an MFA in stage management from Wayne
State University in Detroit, MI. Other
Milwaukee companies she has worked with
include The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre,
Acacia Theatre Company, UWM Dance
Department and Windfall Theatre.
Veronica has vast experiences with
musicals, dance recitals, and Shakespeare

Eric Regal – Teaching Artist/Vocal
Eric is a graduate of Milwaukee Area
Technical College's music program and is
attending UW-Milwaukee for a degree in
Music Education. He was the music
director for  MYT's production of
The Little Mermaid Jr.,
the vocal
instructor for
Mr. Popper's Penguins, and
will be vocal instructor for
Honk! Jr. this
Fall.  Eric has helped to build sets and run
sound for past MYT productions.  He has
been performing and working with
multiple music ensemble groups for 8
years.  Currently, Eric teaches private
guitar and music lessons.

Jaclyn Bjornson - Costume Designer
Jaclyn is current costumer for Milwaukee
Youth Theatre's 2016 - 2017 Season. Past
designs include,
A Midsummer Night's
and Stuart Little. She also works
for First Stage, as the Head Costume Shop
Manager, and has designed for their Young
Company productions of
Maul of the Dead
Our Town.

Judy Swanson – Administrative and
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. Judy
enthusiastically jumps in wherever
needed, frequently lending a hand with
props and costumes. After seeing the
accomplishments her sons have made with
the organization, she remains committed
to Milwaukee Youth Theatre's future.