Susan has an MFA from George Washington University and The Academy of Classical Acting at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC. (ACA). She also holds a BFA from The California Institute of the Arts. She was Education Director at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum for many years, where she co-created The Academy of the Classics and Classroom Enrichment, providing Shakespeare programming for young people, teens and adults.

Lori Anne Ferrell

Dean, Arts & Humanities, Claremont Graduate School, Author of  "The Bible and the People"

"Susan's approach works with our diverse cohort of students working towards earning a PhD in Humanities. The sophistication of her workshop shows itself primarily in the way it bridges the gap between the plays as we read them and write about them- the usual  page work-  and the plays as they were first intended, the stage work.  We learned the stuff of Shakespeare scholarship in a new, convincing, exciting and entirely complementary way."

Cathy Susan Pyles, Professor of Theatre, Los Angeles Valley College

"...what an eye opener Susan's workshop was for my intermediate/advanced students. ..they were absolutely enthralled with not only her vast knowledge of the subject matter, but her absolutely enthusiastic approach. ...She graciously stayed after and worked one on one with a number of them and they haven't stopped talking about how much she helped them!"

Shakespeare Classes & Seminars Conducted at:

  • USC
  • California Lutheran University
  • NYU
  • The Sharon Playhouse, The Villages, Florida
  • Classical Theatre Lab, LA
  • Pacific Resident Theatre, LA
  • UCLA
  • Claremont Graduate School
  • Los Angeles Valley College
  • El Camino College
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts, LA
  • UC, Sacramento
  • Theatre West, LA
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
  • Blue in The Face Theatre, Italy
  • Readers Theatre, New Hampshire
  • Avodah, Washington DC
  • Museum of Radio & TV Arts, Beverly Hills
  • New Arts Festival, Fort Myers, Florida
  • Campbell Hall Middle School
  • Westland School
  • Superior Street School
  • Yav Nah Hebrew Academy
  • Marymount Jr. High School
  • LA Center for Enriched Studies
  • The Mirman School
  • Marymount High School
  • Topanga Elementary School
  • Westlake High School
  • Grant Elementary School
  • Francisco Bravo High School
  • Atherwood Elementary School
  • Highland Hall
  • Taft High School
  • St. Francis Academy
  • Eagle Rock Magnet
  • Harvard-Westlake
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Inglewood High School
  • Santa Monica High School
  • Westchester High School
  • Jefferson High School
  • Viewpoint Academy
  • Marlborough School
  • Immaculate Heart High School
  • Carden Arbor
  • Hancock Elementary School
  • La Canada High School
  • Birmingham High School
  • Narbonne High School
  • Palisades Charter School
  • Rolling Hills Prep
  • Berendo Junior High
  • Fairburn Elementary
  • Marshall Fundamental
  • Marlton School
  • Van Nuys Middle School
  • Fairmont High School
  • San Jose Gifted Magnet
  • John Muir High School