What an honor to be invited back to work at Artists Rep to work again with Dámaso Rodriguez (THE LIAR and THE BIG MEAL.) Susan’s recent designs in Los Angeles include scenery for the world premiere of Stefanie Zadravec’ COLONY COLLAPSE, directed by Jessica Kubzansky at The Theatre@Boston Court; THE STINKY CHEESEMAN (South Coast Repertory’s Theater for Young Audiences); MACBETH and Dámaso Rodriguez’ production of THE DOCTOR’S DILEMMA, both at A Noise Within in Pasadena; puppet design (Ovation Honors Award) for THE CHILDREN and scenery for GOD SAVE GERTRUDE (Ovation Nomination for Scenic Design, Smaller Theater) at The Theatre @ Boston Court; and scenery for BREADCRUMBS and scenery and puppets for THE WINTER’S TALE for Theater 150 in Ojai.
Other projects: The Theatre @ Boston Court (OTHELLO, BLEED RAIL, WINCHESTER HOUSE, MOTHER COURAGE, COLD TENDER), A Noise Within (GHOSTS, ARMS AND THE MAN), The Colony Studio Theatre (THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT, INDOOR/OUTDOOR, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, PUTTING IT TOGETHER, HEARTBREAK HOUSE, COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE?), The Geffen Playhouse (WAR MUSIC), 24th Street Theatre (KATE CRACKERNUTS), International City Theatre (VISITING MR. GREEN, AMY’S VIEW, THE SERVANT TO TWO MASTERS, SWINGING ON A STAR), Los Angeles Theater Center (WAR MUSIC, Ian McKellen’s A KNIGHT OUT IN LOS ANGELES) and Bottom’s Dream Theatre Company ( world premieres of Eric Ehn’s FIRE FLOW, CHOKE CHERRY, Ruth Margraff’s ELEKTRA FUGUES and Mac Wellman’s THE LESSER MAGOO).
Susan’s non-theatrical projects include pageant puppet design development and execution for the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympics Closing Ceremonies and the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Susan is Professor of Theatre and head of design at Occidental College, recently stepping into the role of Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities