Todd Buchacker


Director for COCK and CARRIE the musical / Producing Artistic Director StageWest Theatre Company

Directing Experience:

StageWest: COCK, CARRIE the musical, Clybourne Park, Good People, In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Reasons to be Pretty, Title of Show, Torch song Trilogy, Reefer Madness, Jerry Springer the Opera, Angels in America Part 1 and 2, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Bad Dates, The Goat or Who’s Sylvia, The Exonerated, Boy Gets Girl, Jeffery; Iowa State University Theatre: The Effects of Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds; Drama Workshop: Nixon’s Nixon, Suburbia, The Rocky Horror Show, Love’s Fire, The Eight Reindeer Monologues; Des Moines Playhouse: The Exonerated, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Sarah Plain and Tall, Disney’s High School Musical 2.


Diploma in Nursing from Iowa MEthodist School of Nursing and many classes at the University of Iowa.

Producing Artistic Director, StageWest Theatre Company.


Todd had been a part of the theatre community in Des Moines since 1979 when he was first cast in Oliver! at the Des Moines Playhouse. He recently was hired as Producing Artistic Director at StageWest Theatre Company. He enjoys, spending time with his family, two cats and a dog: Rita, Gordon and Ajax.  In his spare time he enjoys fly-fishing in NE Iowa, gardening and playing cribbage whenever and wherever he can.