Susan began her career as an actress in New York, starring in such Off Broadway hits as the original company of Jack Heifner’s VANITIES, spending time on Broadway, regional theatre and in the Off Off Broadway developmental world. Spending many years in Los Angeles as a wife, mother and friend, her acting career expanded to include television and film work. She is currently bi coastal, leading the programs of New York Theatre Intensives and continuing her acting, writing and teaching projects on both coasts. See reels for both film and voice over.
A veteran of new play development, she co-founded the Los Angeles Writers Bloc with writer Jane Anderson and the Jewish Women’s Theatre Writers Studio. Susan served as Resident Playwright for the Jewish Women’s Theatre Project, Literary Manager of the Ensemble Studio Theatre/ LA and has worked as a reader for such companies as Fogwood Films, TNT, and Polygram among many others. She has served as Artistic Director of the Streisand Festival for New Plays and has worked as Associate Producer at the Fountain and Mark Taper Forum theatres in Los Angeles. She is currently on the board of the Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York.
Her plays — HAIR: A REMINISCENCE is a 2007 Heideman Award finalist at Louisville; and BOUNTY OF LACE a 2008 Religion and Theatre Award recipient — have been seen at theatres across the US and Canada, her fiction in various journals and anthologies, and DREAMING IN DAYLIGHT, her debut novel, is followed by Reclamation, Surviving the Loss of a Love, available October 11th. She has written and performed eight solo performance pieces and her book YOUR NAME HERE; AN ACTOR WRITERS GUIDE TO SOLO PERFORMANCE is available in bookstores nationally including Amazon.com.
She is the Founder/Producing Artistic Director of NY Theatre Intensives and is currently teaching writing at Cal State University Fullerton and Sacred Center, NY . She can be seen in episodic television now and then but is spending her acting life in 2011/2012 in the presentation of her solo piece Reclamation, Surviving the Loss of a Love.
Upcoming projects include NYTI: Solo Work Week, Jan 2011 and NYTI:Feedme, A Woman's Writing Intensive, scheduled for April 2012. Check out the NYTI site for details.