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 - Artistic Director
Therese has been Artistic Director for the
Milwaukee Youth Theatre the past
nineteen 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
Peter Pan, Jr. Other
directing credits include multiple comedic
productions for Fond du Lac Community
Theatre, and classic childrens' literature
productions such as Secret Garden and
Best Christmas Pageant Ever for FDL Area
Home School Drama Troupe. Her proudest
play-writing accomplishments were when
she wrote and directed two original
Weather or Not and Home for
the Holidays
, at the Windhover Art Center
in FDL (renamed The Thelma). Therese is
currently directing
The Addam's Family for
FDL Community Theatre this Fall.

Brandon Herr- Artistic Associate Director
Brandon joined MYT staff in 2011 and has
been serving as Artistic Associate Director
for Milwaukee Youth Theatre since Fall of
2014. 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 Schauer Art Center in
Hartford 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 eight years. Greg's theater
work highlight moments have been:
working on:
Rent, Present Laughter, The
, The Last Five Years, Anything
, and The Mikado. His favorite
Milwaukee Youth Theatre productions
have been
Charlotte's Web, You're a Good
Man Charlie Brown
(Director), and The
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
. Greg
will be directing
Number the Stars in the
Fall of 2015.

Dan Tellez - Teaching Artist/Director
Dan is currently a Senior majoring in
Musical Theater at the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 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 will
be directing the musical
Mr. Popper's
in the Winter of 2016.

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.
and will also be the
vocal instructor for
Mr. Popper's Penguins
this Winter.  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 2015 - 2016 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.