acting resume


SUSAN FERRARA

Dramatists Guild, SAG/AFTRA, AEA


SELECT NEW YORK THEATER

The wonder (solo performance, writer/performer) Directors Julie Ann Emery and Kevin Earley

  • winner: Best production/best of the festival, International United Solo Festival  (Best Seller)

  • terraNova’s New Play Series (work-shop reading at Cherry Lane Theatre)

  • Nominated, Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award

  • Nominated, William Saroyan Human Rights/SoCIal Justice Award 

Pumpkin Pie Show: Stump Speeches (posterboard woman) Clay McLeod Chapman, writer/director

  • New York Times' Critics Pick

Sans Merci (Elizabeth) Flux Theatre Ensemble, Heather Cohn, director

Bridesburg (Janet) Miscreant Theatre Company, Jack Young, director

First Prize (Laura Swift) KEF Theatrical Productions, Margarett Perry, director

Peasant (Solo Performance, Writer/Performer) The Zipper Theatre, Dale Heinen, director

DARGER…worst of all, now I’m an artist…(Darger/co-creator), Jeremy Williams, director/co-creator

The Weird Sisters (Porter) East 3rd Ensemble, ricardo Riethmueller, director

The Cherry Orchard (Ranevsky) Beckett Theatre, Resonance Ensemble, Eric Parness, director

Henry VI, Parts I, II & III (The Duke of York) Judith Shakespeare Company, Ivanna Cullinan, director

Sherlock Holmes & The Secret of Making Whoopee (Irene Adler) NY International Fringe festival,Davis McCallum, director

The Master Builder (Aline Solness) Clurman Theatre, Resonance Ensemble,Eric Parness, director


SELECT REGIONAL THEATRE

EL (Crossing Borders Festival) (Mirka/Phyllis) Two River Theatre, Michelle Bossy, Director - Reading

Orlando (World Premiere by Sarah Ruhl) (Multiple Characters) Piven Theatre workshop, joyce piven, director

A Shayna Maidel (Mama) Bickford Theatre

Hunting Cockroaches (Multiple Characters)Footsteps Theatre Company

12th Night (sir Andrew Aguecheek) Footsteps Theatre Company

The Country Wife (Alithia) Kirkland Theatre

Hellcab (Multiple Characters)Famous Door Theatre Company

Why We Have a Body (Eleanor)Green Highway Theatre

Ourselves Alone (Donna) Ulysses Theatre (Chicago)/Open Fist theatre (new york city)

Dancing at Lughnasa (Kate)Gallery Players


SELECT FILM/TV/INTERNET/RADIO

Then We Got Help! (gerry, series regular), director/creator Julie ann emery, Midlothian Films

  • Indie Soap Award (Best Show)

  • Best Supporting Actress Nomination, American Soap Awards

Onion News Network (Marcia Astley) Onion News Network

Bridesburg (Janet) La Vie Productions, Jeff Barry, Director

Stephanie Daley (Featured) RedBone Films, Hilary Brougher, director

Onion Radio News Network (Multiple Characters)

Love, Time and Space Exploration (Serafina) Jacob Eisner, Director

WXRT/WSCR Radio Chicago (Commercial Work)


TRAINING/ SPECIAL SKILLS

  • National Theatre, London (Scholarship) (acting: Selena Cadell, voice: Patsy Rodenburg,physical theatre/Movement: Complicite)

  • Millikin University (BA Theatre - Scholarship)

  • Dialects:  British RP, Cockney, Southern, Brooklyn (Bay Ridge), Italian, Russian, Northern Irish, Midwest, Polish, Chicago

  • Dance: Modern, Jazz, Historical    

  • Voice: Alto

  • Stage Combat: Hand-to-Hand, Comfortable with Broad Sword

  • Can drive a stick

  • Passport

  • Award-winning Playwright