StageWorks Theatre Group, Inc. will bring together established and emerging artists to present dynamic cultural arts experiences. We are committed to both entertaining and promoting community involvement with social causes. With an emphasis on arts education and the incorporation of music therapy, we will help people of all ages to enrich themselves and share the joy of theatre with others.
From plays to musicals, dramas to classics, producing unique stage works while sharing the voices of new and experienced writers and innovative directors gives us the opportunity to advance our presentation in the performing arts.
We honor the future generation and give them the tools to succeed while fostering theatrical education, personal growth, empathy, and collaboration. These are just some of the magical stage works, which happen when you choose to participate in theatre.
The power of assembling to share a story reminds us that we are unified. The stage works of our community theatre are a vital source of fresh energy and perspective. A place where we accept differences while seeking common ground.
Jo Ann Ventor
Executive Director / Executive Producer
Running a non-profit is not new to me! I started a small theatre company in a lake community back in 2008. We started with a group of 5 and ended with over 40. After the success of that venture, I knew I had found my passion. Thereafter, I formed a more local theatre company called Buzz Theatre Productions. For years of having my own children performing in local productions and with different theatre companies, I took an opportunity to partner in the former Rhino Theatre Group, LLC. After 6 years of a flourishing and successful partnership and weathering the storm of COVID and surviving, I decided to figure out my legacy and wanted to get back to my roots. Theatre is my passion, especially children's theatre, and watching a child grow and develop a love of theatre gives me such joy and purpose. Another passion is unique subject and interesting content in theatre in both plays and musicals and specifically those which are not often produced. My vision to bring affordable and meaningful theatre to our community and to incorporate philanthropic endeavors is my focus and hopefully a lasting legacy which will reach many.