AWARDING WINNING PLAYWRIGHT-ACTOR

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BIO

Award‑winning playwright and actor, Susan is a three-time O’Neill semi-finalist, two-time New Dramatist and Leah Ryan Finalist. Her plays include BUZZ (Dir – Carrie Preston; nominated, Susan Smith  Blackburn Prize (award pending); Winner, Hidden River Playwrighting Award; Winner, Reverie Next Generation Playwriting Award; developmental readings with Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company and New York Theatre Workshop’s Mondays@3; Finalist, Baltic Writing Residency (Brora, Scotland); Women’s Project Lab Semi-Finalist; Honorable Mention, Jane Chambers Award); THE MACHINE (Global Age Finalist); THE SILVER KITCHEN trilogy (which includes THE SILVER KITCHEN - Development, Naked Angels, Tuesdays@9; finalist, Red Theatre Chicago Playwriting Competition and FRANK - Friday Night Footlights Staged Reading); 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), GERTRUDE (advanced to second round, Sundance MENA Theatre Lab in Morocco, DecadesOut reading and workshop; semi-finalist, Bridge Playwriting Contest), THE FALL (finalist, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference; semi-finalist, Theatre503 Playwriting Prize; semi-finalist, Baltic Writing Residency; semi-finalist, B Street Theatre Comedy Festival), THE IS THAT SHOULD (semi-finalist PlayPenn Conference), among many. Her TV pilots include MEAN SECRETARY (co-written with Zack Calhoon; advanced to the second round, The Orchard Project Episodic Lab) and HALF LIGHT (advanced to the second round, The Orchard Project Episode Lab). 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 and Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive alumna; Rattestick Theater’s Actors Who Write Lab. NY, DC, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Atlanta and LA hire.