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