Meet The Team
David 'dstew' Stewart
Production Manager - Disney Live Entertainment. Produced works at Disney include: WDW 50th Anniversary, DJ’s Ready, Set, Party Time! (Hollywood Studios), Wonderful World of Animation (Hollywood Studios) Joyful! (Epcot), National Association of Black Journalists (Miami). Prior to working for Disney, David worked for the Guthrie Theater as Director of Production, University of Texas at Austin, University of Wisconsin – Madison. He had the honor of being the Stage Manager for His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. AEA stage manager for Madison Repertory Theatre, Studio Arena Theatre, St. Louis MUNY, Kansas City Starlight Outdoor Musicals, The Little Theatre on the Square and Vienna Austria’s English Theatre.
In addition, Stewart was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Achievement award from Webster University. He currently serves as the Chair for the People of Color Network at USITT, sits on their board of directors, as well as co-founder of the highly successful Gateway Program. He has two nationally published articles on diversity in theater production, is the technical editor for two theater management books, and holds a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Sarah Lozoff (SDC) is the resident intimacy director for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She's a certified intimacy director (Intimacy Directors and Coordinators), an accomplished movement director and choreographer, and is currently bridging the gap between intimacy direction and the world of concert dance through working with the artists of RudduR Dance on Witness.
In addition to her extensive performance background, Sarah has a rich history with both social justice work, and informed consent based birth work. She's a second generation activist who's well versed in current EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion) practices and currently sits on the EDI committee for USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology).
Bear Bellinger is an actor, performer, writer, advocate, and facilitator based out of Chicago, Illinois. As a performer, he has had the opportunity to work with Teatro Vista, Court Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Paramount Theatre, The Inconvenience, Timeline Theatre, and Chicago Children’s Theatre, among others.
He is currently an elected member of Actors’ Equity Association’s national council. And, his writing has been featured in Vox, Rescripted, Windy City Times, Stage and Candor, and others with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion in the arts and in the world at-large. Through his writing, he has worked as an anti-racist facilitator, educator, organizer, panelist, and guest lecturer. #BLM
Kate Coltun is a curator, theatre maker and creative manager centering equity in all areas of her professional output. Kate spent many years in many roles with Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, finishing her tenure there as the associate production manager of the Mark Taper Forum. Subsequently she relocated to Denver to join the team at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts as their Production Manager. Her projects have included collaborations with El Teatro Campesino, the world premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s ARCHDUKE, David Byrne’s THEATRE OF THE MIND, Sting’s musical THE LAST SHIP, and the virtual reality experience CARNE Y ARENA created by Alejandro Iñárritu. Her Covid-19 hustles have included anti-racism training and periodic facilitation, curating the literary magazine Big Witch Energy, and volunteering in local animal shelters. In addition to her work with Production on Deck, Kate is currently supporting the economic rebound and reemployment efforts in the state of Colorado with their Department of Labor and Employment.
A stage and production manager for concert, theatre and film, Sheldon P. Lane is a 40 year veteran in the entertainment industry having once served as Co-Chair of Seattle Repertory Theatre's Diversity Initiative. His regional theatre credits include Chicago Theatre Co., Arizona Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Fountain Theatre, Santa Barbara Theatre Co., & 8 seasons as production manager of Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. His stage management career also includes 2 seasons at Boitsov Classical Ballet in Chicago, and 13 years with Universal Studios Hollywood as well as dozens more concerts, music festivals, & special events. His stage management highlights include The Gospel At Colonus, Fraternity, A Raisin In The Sun, CROWNS & Two Trains Running at ERT, Sojourn at Ararat, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, & Miss Julie at the Fountain Theatre and Miss Julie, Magical Musical Tour, & DOUBT at Santa Barbara Theatre Co, where he also served as the originating production stage manager for Leonard Berstein’s Peter Pan. His corporate work has led him to stage manage concert tours for ICE CUBE, Heavy D & Da Boys, Too Short & The Red Hot Chili Peppers.