At Columbia University Breakfast, representing The Morningside Players - Dec. 13, 2019
Susanna will be seen in the upcoming Showtime series City On a Hill as the Widow O'Donnell (scene opp Michael O'Keefe and Kevin Bacon) will be featured in the upcoming film Lust Life opposite Bill Irwin - with Stephanie Sellars and Jake Choi - out in 2019.
She'll also direct Phlip Hall's Customer Service - for the Between Us new play Festival in April 2019.
At The Morningside Players, where Susanna is artistic director, stay tuned for a May '19 new devised piece with original music, Cathartic Refections: A Fictitious Autobiography, written and directed by Roberta Berman,
Before that Susanna directed a special staged reading of a new musical for the Voyage Theater Co. - The Songbird in August '18.
She also directed Virtually Speaking a new play by Vivian Leonard at Manhattan Repertory Co. Before that,The Unexpected Guest and Brian Friel's adaptation of Turgenev's A Month In The Country for TMP. In Sept. '18 the company presented eight new short plays from its Playwrighting Workshop division.
She recently shot a guest spot on the new series Friends from College on Netflix. She played the mother of Emory Cohen's character in The OA - a new series on Netflix.
TMP, where she is Artistic Director, presented a spirited revival of Frost/Nixon in fall '16 and before that The Country House by Pulitzer prize winning playwright Donald Margulies, directed by Richard E. Van Deusen.
TMP will perform Having Our Say The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Feb. 16- Mar. 5 2018 at the new North of History Gallery and performance space.
Please go to for details
TMP has just received a third grant from nearby Columbia University. The co. won a second AUDELCO Award for our revival of Fences by August Wilson. Last year the company won for The Old Settler by John Henry Redwood.
Susanna has also directed a very popular run of The Passion of Dracula for The Morningside Players (TMP) in Oct. -Nov. 2015 and a special performance of Amy Herzog's Great God Pan on Dec. 11 at NYSEC. New plays in Progress were read at TMP on Sept. 12 and 13.
Also Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terence McNally at NYSEC.
She directed the new play Daughters of the Sexual Revolution by Dana Leslie Goldstein for the WorkShop Theater Co. Reviews have been wonderful and the play will move on to regional theaters.
Recently she directed Side Man by Warren Leight for NYSEC. Before that All My Sons by Arthur Miller, for TMP in May 2014. (this run so popular and well received an extension was added.)
Last season, she directed the smash hit, new musical play Life on the Mississippi by Philip Hall, based on Mark Twain's memoir, for the WorkShop Theater Company! After a sold out run in Nov. 2013, the show moved up to Hartford, Ct in Dec. for performances at the Mark Twain House. (please see for full reviews, press kit and updates)
For NYSEC in Dec. 2013, Amy Herzog's- 4000 Miles.
Before that Susanna appeared in the new film 95 Decibels, directed by Lisa Reznik, that premiered in Oct. '13 at the Kennedy Center and the Soho Film Festival in May 2014. Previously, she directed The Morningside Players' production of Shaw's The Devil's Disciple, www.morningsideplayers.org. ("...wonderful...excellent direction...outstanding." A.L. Ellis, MG News)
She directed Durang's Desire for NYU Tisch School of the Arts at Atlantic Theater, along with works by Inge, Wilder and Ayckbourn and Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy for The New York Society for Ethical Culture.
Previously, Susanna's work included Durang's DESIRE, DESIRE, DESIRE, Wilder's THE HAPPY JOURNEY TO TRENTON and CAMDEN for Atlantic Theater's Tisch School of the Arts NYU BFA Program, where she also directed Inge's BUS RILEY'S BACK IN TOWN.She directed the highly popular, well received opening production of The Morningside Players in fall 2011: MRS. FARNSWORTH by A.R. Gurney a wild, sharp political comedy
Susanna recently appeared in a special performance of Betrayal for The New York Society for Ethical Culture, and as Rachel Arbuthnot in Wildes's A Woman of No Importance for the WorkShop.
community and beyond. Season specifics to be announced soon! Plays under consideration include: The Retreat from Moscow, The Young Man from Atlanta, Other People's Money, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, John Gabriel Borkman and Right You Are IfYou Think You Are, plus several new pieces and works-in-progress.
Check out the website where interested audience, volunteers, actors, writers and directors can get information, performance days and times etc. We ALWAYS need more help with backstage, front of house, and stimulating post-performance talk-backs/receptions, swww.morningsideplayers.org. Here's to a great 2012-2013 season!