Renaissance Theaterworks Co-Founder and Artistic Director

Suzan Fete
Co-founder and artistic director

A graduate of University of Illinois, Suzan co-founded Renaissance Theaterworks in 1993. Favorite Renaissance Theaterworks projects include: directing TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, THE SHAPE OF THINGS, BLACKBIRD and THE ROAD TO MECCA, touring NEAT to Port Elizabeth South Africa in 2013 and finishing as a finalist with LUCKY NUMBERS in the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, 2015.

She is especially proud that RTW won the prestigious 50/50 in 2020 International Applause Award for the 2015-16 season. The Applause Award is given to theaters in recognition of their commitment to women playwrights. Suzan lives happily in Wauwatosa with her husband Jeff.

We recognize Suzan as an RTW Top Girl because of her go-getting "how hard can it be" attitude, embracing all the wonderful challenges and changes over the last 25 years. For her generous soul, her contagious laugh and her dedication and artistic leadership. Thank you for all you've done and continue to do for Renaissance Theaterworks! #RTW25 #MilwaukeeTheater#TopGirl