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Susan is an award‑winning writer and actor based in Manhattan. Her plays include BUZZ (Dir – Carrie Preston; World Premiere, Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Nominated, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; Winner, Hidden River Playwriting Award; Winner, Reverie Next Generation Playwriting Award; Developmental readings with Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company and New York Theatre Workshop; Finalist, Baltic Writing Residency (Brora, Scotland); Honorable Mention, Jane Chambers Award); THE MACHINE (Global Age Finalist); THE SILVER KITCHEN trilogy (which includes THE SILVER KITCHEN, Dir. Carrie Preston, development, artist-in-residence, Actors Theatre of Louisville and FRANK, development, Theatre of Note); THE WONDER (Writer/Actor, Directors – Julie Ann Emery and Kevin Earley, BEST PRODUCTION, BEST OF THE FESTIVAL International United Solo Festival; Nominated for both the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award, William Saroyan Human Rights/Social Justice Award, terraNova’s New Play Series workshop reading at Cherry Lane Theatre), GERTRUDEs (advanced to second round, Sundance MENA Theatre Lab in Morocco, DecadesOut reading and workshop), THE FALL (chosen, Pioneer Theatre’s Play-by-Play Series; The Blank Theatre’s Living Room Series Staged Reading; Finalist, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference; semifinalist, 2020 ScreenCraft Stage Play Contest) and DISCO/REAGAN, among many. Her TV pilots include MEAN SECRETARY and HALF LIGHT (both advanced to the Second Round, The Orchard Project Episodic Lab). Her play THE FALL is currently in pre-production as an independent film, directed by Julie Ann Emery. She has been seen onstage at the Public Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, among many. Web/Film: Onion News Network; award‑nominated series regular on the award-winning webseries THEN WE GOT HELP (written and directed by Julie Ann Emery), AEA, SAG/AFTRA, DG, terraNova Groundbreakers, 2021 Actors Studio Playwrights Division and Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive alumna; Rattlestick Theater’s Actors Who Write Lab.

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