SUZANNE KARPINSKI is a multidisciplinary theater artist living in Brooklyn. Her experience as a director, writer, musician, and circus artist informs her approach to storytelling. LA Weekly describes Karpinski’s direction as utilizing “a fine balance between physicality and introspection."
Suzanne is the founder and artistic director of Theatre Uzume, a project based company that fosters the development of hybrid theatre. She's served as co-artistic director for Sacred Fools Theatre Company in Los Angeles where she received the Critics Circle Polly Warfield Award.
She received her MFA in Directing from The New School for Drama where she wrote and developed her original adaptation In the Hand of Dreams, based on Japanese folk tales. Her 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, she has trained and assistant directed regionally at HERE Arts, La Mama, Pasadena Playhouse, The Old Globe, and South Coast Repertory.
Suzanne is a member of Lincoln Center Director’s Lab West and a recipient of a Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership. Currently she trains at Circus Warehouse as an aerial artist in Long Island City. As a musician she can be seen performing around Brooklyn and Manhattan with her band, Janbi and Pigeon. She teaches piano and theatre at her studio in Brooklyn.