Hi, I'm Suzanne, a multidisciplinary artist specializing in immersive production, direction, and narrative design. have experience running two theater companies over the last 15 years, in which I have produced at least one full scale theatrical production almost every year since 2006, with budgets ranging from as little as $2k to $150k. I know how to see an artistic vision to fruition with limited means and still maintain artistic consistency. I have experience as a producer, director, writer as well as an educator. I am also an aerialist, musician and performer. This makes me very well rounded and able to bring many different perspectives and types of experiences to bear on any project or problem that needs solving. I love bringing people together to tell stories and create unique experiences.
I am the founder and artistic director of Theatre Uzume, a project based company that fosters the development of hybrid theatre. I have served as co-artistic director for Sacred Fools Theatre Company in Los Angeles where I received the Critics Circle Polly Warfield Award.
I received my MFA in Directing from The New School for Drama where I wrote and developed my original adaptation In the Hand of Dreams, based on Japanese folk tales. My work has been presented at HERE Arts, Dixon Place, The Flea, Fringe NYC, The Tank, The Muse Brooklyn, The Davenport, Access Theater, and The Living Theatre. In addition, I have trained and assistant directed regionally at HERE Arts, La Mama, Pasadena Playhouse, The Old Globe, and South Coast Repertory. I completed my training as an aerialist at Circus Warehouse in NYC. I am a teaching artist with a studio in Brooklyn.