Our Mission: FUSE Theatre creates meaningful theatre experiences to expand personal perspectives and connect communities in order to foster civic engagement.

Stacey Ardelean - Fuse Theatre Artistic Director

Stacey Ardelean, Founding Artistic Director

Stacey is the founding Artistic Director of Fuse Theatre. Her work includes theatre for social justice projects with local partners and creating collaborative performative experiences in and with the community.  Prior to founding Fuse Theatre in 2015, she served as the elementary drama teacher for a Bay Area private school for seventeen years.  Stacey also currently serves as the Board Chair of AATE, American Alliance for Theatre and Education.   

Board of Directors

Rick Freedman, Founding Board Member

Rick has over 30 years in hi-tech marketing and management.  He is an avid lover of theatre and music, starting with frequent visits to Broadway as a child.  Rick is thrilled to support Fuse Theatre and serves as a member of the board providing marketing, IT and management direction.

Rick Freedman, Fuse Theatre Board Member

Joanne Schultz, Founding Board Member

Dr. Joanne Schultz is a licensed CPA and served as Vice President of Administrative Services at Merced College and Dean of Business Services for Ohlone College.  She has been a long-time patron and supporter of the arts in her community and currently serves as Treasurer for Fuse Theatre.

Terry Sturtevant, Board Member

Terry is a native Californian, loves the Theater, and has over 20 years experience in Human Resources at JP Morgan and IBM. Since her college days as an English major at UCLA , Terry has been a passionate theater goer. She believes in supporting local and regional theaters .

Terry Sturtevant - Fuse Theatre Director
Matthew Jower-Ho

Matthew W. Jower-Ho, Board Member

Matt has worked a plethora of shows on stage and backstage for theatre companies in Atlanta, San Francisco and New York. Some of Matthews stage management credits include, Atlanta: Jekyll & Hyde (Atlanta Lyric), “Baby That Is Rock ‘N Roll, The Lieber Stoller Era”, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow: The music of Harold Arlen” (Theatrical Outfit), San Francisco: “Nan and the Lower Body” (TheatreWorks | Silicon Valley) “Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure” & “Fifty Million Frenchmen” (42nd St. Moon) “Grease”, “Hairspray” & “Sound of Music” (Broadway By the Bay), New York: “Kedagawan” (NY Fringe Festival), National Tours: “Wizard of Oz”, “Hairspray” USA and Japan Engagement (Networks Presentations) “Evita” (Theater League), Matthew also worked as a Stage & Production Manager for Celebrity Cruises. He is a graduate from UC Santa Barbara in Stage Management. 


Fuse Theatre welcomes and appreciates any and all donations to support the development of our projects.

Fuse Theatre is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

You too can join our list of donors:

Individual Contributors

Dynamite ($1,000 and above)

  • Rick Freedman
  • Joanne and Robert Schultz
  • Dan Slanker

Explosion ($500-999)

  • Robert Ardelean
  • Kay and Jack Bray

Fireworks ($250-499)

  • Judi McDowell
  • Dave McCallum
  • Phil Bigelow
  • Jim and Terry Sturtevant

Fuse ($100-249)

  • Anonymous
  • Victor Ardelean
  • Kay Bray
  • Mayrin Bunyadidi
  • Mark and Carol DeZutti
  • Troy Gobel
  • Kelly Power
  • Tim Schultz
  • Anita and John Younan
  • Diana Reddy

Flame ($50-99)

  • Ben Schultz
  • Deborah Grubbs
  • J. Casey Lane
  • Rachel Prouty Simpson
  • Judy Wilbur
  • Pat Black
  • Mariette Bacon
  • Meredith Hagedorn
  • AnneMarie Kuczora

Spark ($25-49)

  • Maria Segal
  • Alison Madden

Flicker ($15-24)

  • Anonymous

Corporate, Foundation and Government Gifts

Foundations and Corporate donors sponsor productions, support project development and community partnership programs.  Sponsors may receive heightened visibility or recognition at events and enjoy other community benefits.

Dynamite ($1,000 and above)

  • Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission (grant)
  • Theatre Bay Area (grant)
  • San Mateo County Arts Commission
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation Donor Circle
  • California Arts Council

Explosion ($500-999)

  • Arthur Murray Dance Centers

Fireworks ($250-499)

  • Peninsula Yacht Club

Fuse ($100-249)

Flame ($50-99)

  • Talk of Broadway Restaurant, Redwood City
  • Yokohama Restaurant, Redwood City

Spark ($25-49)

Flicker ($15-24)

Donations may include cash, grant or in-kind gifts or services.