David 'dstew' Stewart
Production Manager - Disney Parks Live Entertainment. Produced works at Disney include: 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).