writing resume


susan ferrara

DRAMATISTS GUILD, SAG/AFTRA, AEA


BUZZ (Full Length Play) (3W-6M) Carrie Preston, Director

DEVELOPMENT READINGS & WORKSHOPS

  • New York Theatre Workshop Mondays@3 Development Reading, New York, New York

  • Atlantic Theater Company, Internal Reading, New York, New York

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

  • Reverie Productions, Next Generation Playwriting Winner

  • Finalist, Baltic Writing Residency (Brora, Scotland)

  • Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference

  • Women’s Project Lab Semi-Finalist

  • New Dramatists Semi-Finalist

  • Jane Chambers Playwriting Contest, Honorable Mention


THE WONDER (Solo Show) (1 W or 1M) Julie Ann Emery & Kevin Earley, Directors

DEVELOPMENT READINGS & WORKSHOPS

  • International United Solo Theatre Festival (Festival Best-Seller), New York, New York

  • terraNova Groundworks New Play Series Workshop, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, New York

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

  • BEST PRODUCTION/BEST OF THE FESTIVAL, United Solo Theatre Festival Winner

  • Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference

  • William Saroyan Human Rights/Social Justice Award (Nominated)


THE Fall (full length play) (3w-2m)

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

  • Semi-finalist, Baltic Writing Residency (Brora, Scotland)


THE MACHINE ~ Full Length Play ~ 3W-4m

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

  • New Dramatists Semi-Finalist

  • Global Age Project Finalist

  • Leah Ryan Emerging Writers Fund Finalist

  • Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference


GERTRUDE ~ Full Length Play ~ 2W-2M

DEVELOPMENT READINGS & WORKSHOPS

  • DecadesOut Reading and Workshop

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

  • Sundance Theatre Lab in MENA (Advanced to Round 2)

  • Bridge Playwriting Contest Semi-Finalist (pending)
     


THE CHOSEN ~ Full Length Play ~ 4W-4M

DEVELOPMENT READINGS & WORKSHOPS

  • terraNova Collective Groundbreakers Member, New York, New York


THE SILVER KITCHEN ~ Full Length Play ~ 2W–1M

DEVELOPMENT READINGS & WORKSHOPS

  • Naked Angels Theater Company Development Tuesdays@9, New York, New York

  • AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

  • Leah Ryan Emerging Writers Fund Finalist

  • Red Theatre Chicago Playwriting Competition, Runner Up (The first play in THE SILVER KITCHEN trilogy)


F**KING HELL ~ 10 Minute Play ~ 1W–1M

BENEFIT PERFORMANCES

  • Daryl Roth, D2 Studios, New York, New York

  • Women’s Center Stage Festival, Culture Project, New York


FRANK ~ Full Length Play ~ 2W-3M

DEVELOPMENT READINGS & WORKSHOPS

  • Friday Night Footlights Reading


PEASANT ~ Solo Show ~ 1W

DEVELOPMENT READINGS & WORKSHOPS

  • The Zipper Theatre, New York, New York, KEF Productions, Theatre Row, New York, New York


Education

  • Kennedy Center Playwright Intensive

  • Royal National Theatre, London (Scholarship)

  • Mac Wellman, Pataphysics

  • B.A., Millikin University; terraNova alumna