Company Staff

Sarah Marty

Producing Artistic Director

Sarah Marty (Producing Artistic Director) earned a Master’s Degree in Business from the Bolz Center for Arts Administration, an MS in Curriculum & Instruction, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree at UW-Madison. The 2008 winner of the Bartell Award for Excellence in the Arts, she teaches Arts Enterprise for the Wisconsin School of Business at UW-Madison and is a Professor of Arts Management at UW-Whitewater. Additional credits include Madison Early Music Festival, Forward Theater, Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio, Madison Opera, and Madison Theatre Guild. Producer credits include: Overture Center 10th Anniversary Celebration, 2013 and 2015 events with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, WPR Centennial Event, and UW Varsity Band Show.


Marja Barger

Production Associate

Marja Barger (Production Associate) has worked on every production for Four Seasons Theatre since its inception, working as director (RENT and Great Dames Songbook), props designer (My Fair Lady, A Little Night Music, RENT, and Les Misérables), assistant stage manager (The Last Five Years). As a staff member, she oversees program production and advertising. She has worked with Forward Theater (Collected Stories, Sons of the Prophet, Or) worked on the production team for the Dalai Lama at the Overture Center in 2013 and 2016, and for the last three UW Varsity Band Shows. Favorite roles with FST are The Spit Fire Grill (Hannah) and Follies (Phyllis).


Tamara Norden Brognano

Outreach Coordinator

Tamara Brognano (Outreach Coordinator) has performed with such groups as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the UW Varsity Band, Windfall Theatre, and the Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company. A singer and actress, favorite Four Seasons Theatre appearances include Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza, Amalia in She Loves Me, Sally in Follies, and Mother in Ragtime. A former member of the Four Seasons Theatre Advisory Council, Tamara served on the artistic committee for two seasons and has organized our community outreach programs since 2007. By day, Ms. Brognano is a technical writer with ETC.


Martie Barthel

Company Stage Manager

Martie Barthel (Company Stage Manager) is pleased to return to FST for her 4th season
 as Company Stage Manager. Favorite FST stage management credits include Spamalot, Assassins, Kiss Me, Kate! (Rehearsal SM) and A Little Night Music. Favorite non-FST Stage Management credits include The Mojo and The Sayso (Theatre LILA), The World We Make/ Change Your Mind, Change the World (Panel discussion with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama: 2013, 2016), UW Varsity Band Show (2015, 2016), American Kaleidoscope (Celebrating the Overture 10th Anniversary, 2014), Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Strollers Theatre), and HAIR (Strollers Theatre). Martie has been stage managing in the Madison area for over 17 years and is also Production Manager for Theatre LILA.


Brian Cowing

Artistic Associate

Brian Cowing (Artistic Associate) is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a degree in musical theater. He is an artistic associate for Four Seasons, where he directed Spamalot, Les Misérables, She Loves Me, and South Pacific. Brian also directed Children’s Theater of Madison’s 50th anniversary production of The Wizard of Oz. Teaching credits include CTM’s Summer Stage, Kristin Chenoweth’s Broadway Bootcamp, and Music Theatre at Tianjin Conservatory. As an actor, Brian was dance captain/ensemble on the national tour of Annie.