Zak Stowe - President

Zak began volunteering with StageQ as their Technical Director in 2016 before being elected President in 2018. Zak also serves as StageQ's Marketing Director, Graphic Designer, Webmaster, and Interim-Production Manager. Aside from these responsibilities, Zak is also an award-winning lighting designer having previously worked with numerous theatre companies in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He also recently directed StageQ's productions of "Southern Baptist Sissies" and "Dog Sees God" He previously served as Technical Director for State Street Theatre Company, Lighting Specialist for Full Compass Systems, and Lighting Supervisor for the Overture Center. Zak also serves as the Vice-President of the Bartell Theatre Foundation Board of Directors, and spends weekends touring with Tora!Tora!Tora! as an airshow pyrotechnician. StageQ has quickly become a home and Zak feels so lucky to be a part of this family of artists and community supporters. Welcome to our family.

Mike Webber - Treasurer 

I have the privilege of serving as Treasurer of StageQ! The fact that there is a local theater company like StageQ is one of the special things about living in Madison, and I am passionate about its efforts to work toward a more inclusive and loving community. I appreciate that the company provides a respite for segments of the population that are often-times marginalized, and StageQ is an organization that helps everyone celebrate the diversity and talent of the local LBGTQ+ community. I have enormous respect for the hard work and talent necessary to put on the shows that we do, and our productions evoke thoughts and feelings in me that I don’t get anywhere else. I am grateful to our volunteers, donors, sponsors, audiences, community partners, and everyone else who helps make StageQ the exceptional organization that it is!

Ryan Main-Luu - At Large

Ryan is a recent addition to the Madison community from Southern California. While driving through the midwest he made a goal to be more involved in the queer community and focus his efforts back into his passion of meaningful live theater. StageQ is the perfect combination of these two things. Ryan received a certificate in Technical Theater and Design from PCPA Theaterfest on the central coast of California and has been working professionally at large scale venues such as Overture Center in Front-of-House operations since. He is excited to keep meeting new people and experience new things here in Madison. Let the adventure continue!

Interested in joining our board? Email for information. We'd love to have you!

James Van Abel - At Large

Bio coming soon!


Brian Belz, Bookkeeper 

Andie Algar, Artistic & Outreach Committee Member 

Kelly Sauvage Angel, Artistic & Outreach Committee Member

T Banks, Artistic & Outreach Committee Member 
Donnovan Moen, Artistic & Outreach Committee Member 

Shawn Padley, Artistic & Outreach Committee Member

Garrett Tusler, Artistic & Outreach Committee Member
Dennis Yadon, Artistic & Outreach Committee Member


Interested in serving on a committee? We have openings on our Fundraising and Operations committees as well as our Artistic & Outreach committee. Email for more information. We'd love to have you!


StageQ is a proud resident of the Bartell Community Theatre.

StageQ, Inc

113 E Mifflin St

Madison, WI 53703

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