Staff

Dana Schultes

Executive Producer Dana Schultes (dana [at] stagewest.org) has worked with Stage West in various capacities for over twenty years, but officially joined the staff in 2004 as Development Director. She has been instrumental in more than quadrupling the company's budget since that time, especially in the areas of individual donations and grants. Dana initiated and oversaw many of Stage West's signature programs including the Festival of the Kid, Neighborhood Play Contest, Summer Conservatory and Southwest Playwriting Competition.

Mark Shum

Mark Shum (mark [at] stagewest.org), our Managing Director, is a familiar face to Stage West audiences from his many appearances here, including Wait Until DarkThe Explorers Club, Beyond Therapy, Orlando, The Taming of the Shrew, Thank You, Jeeves, Arms and the Man, and The 39 Steps.  But he also has extensive business experience. He served as Subscriptions Manager and Bookkeeper at Dallas’s Theatre Three, and then spent four years as Business Manager for Plano Repertory Theatre.

Jen Schultes

Marketing Director Jen Schultes (jen [at] stagewest.org) has worn many hats over the years: graphic designer, user experience designer, marketer, strategist, website builder, artist, teacher, volunteer, and rabble rouser. At Stage West, she wears all of those hats simultaneously; it is a very tall stack. She holds an MFA from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and a BFA from University of Texas at Austin.

Garret Storms

Garret Storms is our Associate Producer. He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. His directorial credits at Stage West include  The Naughty List (Moonrise Initiative), HirLike a Billion LikesDeerThe NetherJacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (2015), Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, International Falls and Orlando as well as producing and directing Stage West's annual New Play Readings Festival.

Suzi McLaughlin

Suzi has been associated with Stage West from its beginning. She has served as actress, choreographer, board operator, costume assistant, and daytime box office, and now works in marketing, information, and website editing. She has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas, and is an avid student of Irish step dance. Her Stage West appearances have included

Tonya Wilson-Brown

Tonya is in charge of Stage West’s youth engagement programs Neighborhood Play Contest and Festival of the Kid, and other in-school outreach. Tonya joined the theatre in 2012 as a Grant Writer and has worked for the organization in several capacities including Education Director and Volunteer Coordinator. Tonya loves engaging youth in theatre and helping kids of all ages find their unique voice. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Nonprofit Management with a focus on Grant Writing and Community Engagement.

Tiffany Cromwell

Tiffany (tiffany [at] stagewest.org), our Rentals/Company Manager, first worked with Stage West as Assistant Stage Manager for Ann. Since joining Stage West, she has stage managed most of our productions, including our recent productions of October Playlets and The Children. She graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a BFA in Design and Technology.

Sarah Ann Cordell

Sarah has worked onstage, backstage, and in the box office in several local theaters, including Granbury Opera House, Theatre Three, Dallas Children's Theater, and Hip Pocket Theater. She is happy to be working in a theater again after taking time away to care for her family.

Bryan Stevenson

Bryan holds a BFA in Theatre from Texas Wesleyan University and an MFA in Design from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He has designed at many local theatre companies including Shakespeare in the Park, Stage West (including Holmes and Watson, An Octoroon, The Aliens and Bootycandy), Jubilee and Circle. Nationally Bryan designs for the Boy Scouts of America National Conferences and Shows. Bryan is an active participant in the United States Institute of Theatre Technology, where he has served on panels on lighting and scenic design.

Allen Dean

Allen is currently an Instructional Associate at Tarrant County College Northwest Campus and has been working professionally in the DFW theatre community for the past seven years as theatrical technician. In that time, he has worked with many theatre companies in the area including Jubilee Theatre, Lyric Stage, Stage West, Amphibian Stage, WaterTower Theatre, and many more. He received Bachelor of Arts from Texas Wesleyan University in 2013.  He is now Stage West's Master Carpenter.

Arturo Limon

Arturo Limon is a 4th generation Texan born in El Paso Texas in 1965. He has made his home in beautiful Fort Worth since 1985, first working at City Park Cafe on Forest Park as a dish washer. He worked his way up to head cook, after many years moved on to Bellagios on Bluebonnet Circle and then to Ciao Italian Restaurant, Ruffinos, and Fortunas on Camp Bowie. He is at long last the head chef at Stage West. He also love movies, live theater, and food of course.

Jennie Lynn Godfrey

Jennie Godfrey, Education Coordinator, leads the way in coordinating classes and summer educational programming at the theatre. She joined the Stage West family in 2012 as Stage Manager for Festival of the Kid. Over the years, she directed the original, multilingual touring show “A Kite’s Tale,” directed for FOTK, taught summer camps/conservatory classes, and served in the cafe.

Nick Burns

Nick is proud to helm Stage West’s Box Office team. He’s been working theatre box offices way longer than he wants to admit, but says, “y’all are in good hands.” Reach him at boxoffice [at] stagewest.org