AWARDING WINNING PLAYWRIGHT-ACTOR
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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; Winner, Hidden River Playwrighting Award; Winner, Reverie Next Generation Playwrighting 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 Playwrighting 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 Playwrighting Contest), THE FALL (semi-finalist, Theatre503 Playwrighting Prize; semi-finalist for the Burman New Play Award; semi-finalist, Baltic Writing Residency), among many. 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 Playwrighting Intensive alumna. NY, DC, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Atlanta and LA hire.