Dana Schultes

Executive Producer Dana Schultes (dana [at] 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], 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] 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  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. He has directed The Moors at Theatre Three and Bright Half Life at WaterTower Theatre.

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 Stage West's Grant Writer.  She is also an actress with Linda McAlister Talent, and has been seen in many commercials and print ads, most recently for Kaplan College, Cooks Children's Hospital, Boy Scouts of America, and Envision Healthcare. Some of her favorite stage work includes playing Lisa in Private Eyes, and Jenny in Death of A Salesman. Tonya graduated from the University of North Texas, where she studied Non-Profit Organizational Management with a focus on Grant Writing. 

Tiffany Cromwell

Tiffany (tiffany [at], our Company Manager, first worked with Stage West as Assistant Stage Manager for Ann. She graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a BFA in Design and Technology. She recently served as the Assistant Stage Manager at PCPA for several productions including Cinderella, The Pirates of Penzance and Richard III as well as Stage Manager for Much Ado About Nothing.

Beth Bando Bontley

Beth has honed her skills over the decades in all areas of theater. She has acted in NYC and in Boston, where she established her first acting studio. Locally she has performed with Echo, Theater 3, Circle, Runway and Artisan Theaters. She has taught at TCU, TCC, STAGE, Dallas Summer Musicals, Dallas Children’s Theater and Kids Who Care. Beth earned her BA in Speech and Drama at Trinity University; completed the two year conservatory at Circle in the Square in NYC; earned her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.

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.

Karry Liu

While born in Oakland, California, Karry Liu has been raised in DFW for pretty much her entire life and is a true Texan. She graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in Journalism, Public Relations and New Media and a minor in NonProfit Studies. She enjoys creating designs, capturing moments via photography and telling stories through writing, all of which revolves around her interests in marketing, public relations and social media.

Karlee Perego

Karlee made her set design debut for Stage West with A Doll’s House Part 2. She has been designing around the DFW area since receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Texas in 2017. Some of her other credits include The Wizard of Oz (CYT), Treasure Island, Romeo and Juliet (both Outcry Theatre),Taming of the Shrew (Junior Players), The Merry Wives of Windsor (University of North Texas), and The Diver’s Wife (University of North Texas).

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.