Susan has been illuminating productions in New York since 2004. Her work spans musical theatre, drama, dance, concerts, and corporate events. Favorite productions include "Ragtime" and “Xanadu” at Cape Rep, "Chicago" at the Welte PAC @ CCSU, and "Shape of Things" at Stamford Theatre works. She has been a designer at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts since 2005. While there she has collaborated with dozens of directors on such productions as "Vinegar Tom", "Hedda Gabler", and "Piece of My Heart".
Off Broadway she designed a new work for Prospect Theatre Company “Death for Five Voices”. Also, at Christmas she has lit “Moisty the Snowman” both at Dixon Place Theatre and Abron Theatre.
Regionally, she has designed at the Forestburgh Playhouse for "The Full Monty" directed by Steven Nachamie, "Diary of Anne Frank" directed by Ron Nash, and "Love Letters" staring Loretta Swit. She has also worked on Staten Island at Harbor Lights Theatre designing “I Hate Hamlet” and “Steel Magnolias”.
For the last ten years Susan has been a part of the Design Team for HG Lighting Design working on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions such as "The Who's Tommy 15th Anniversary" and "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" at Broadway's August Wilson, “Rooms” by Paul Scott Goodman, “Flamingo Court” with Jamie Farr, “Rock Tenor” with Rob Evan, and “50 Shades! The Musical Parody” at the Elektra Theatre. She has assisted in dozens of corporate events including the Brooklyn Ball, Boston Public Library Gala, and New York Chapter of NARAS education events, as well as Anti-Gravity at Hammerstein Ballroom and other exotic locales. She has travel to both Brazil and Peru lighting projects for HGLD.
A veteran of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) she has worked on over 18 productions garnering an honorable mention in design for River's End with Herrick Goldman. Armed with this experience she is now capable of doing anything with nothing in no time whatsoever.
Susan has also worked for WorldStage as a lighting designer, programmer, and head electrician for many corporate parties and events.
She is a member of Local 829.
Honors and Awards-Barbizon Region 3 winner and at the National level Runner-Up, Nominated for an Ostrander in Lighting in Memphis.
Resumes upon request.