Susan Barsky

Susan Barsky’s full-length works include Expectations which was produced at numerous regional and summer stock theatres including Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, Queens Theatre in the Park, Stamford Center for the Arts, Helen Hayes Performing Arts Theatre, and the Cape Playhouse. She received a 2005 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for her play Owed to My First Love which was produced at the Stamford Fringe Festival and Premiere Stages Play Festival. Her play The D Word had a workshop production at the Stamford Fringe Festival. Her play The Seeds of Greed was the first-prize winner of the Great Platte River Playwrights Festival. Her play Payback’s A Bitch had a staged reading as part of Philly Footlights Series at the Adrienne Theatre in Philadelphia. Her one-act play Mr. X was produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Chatham Playhouse, and most recently at The Theater Project in Maplewood. Her other one-act plays, Horse Sense, Luther, and Fowl Play were produced at Triangle Theatre’s Beast Festival. Fowl Play was also part of Manhattan Theatre Source’s Estrogenius Festival and most recently seen at The Theater Project in Maplewood. Her play CRAP was the firstprize winner of Perishable Theatre’s One-Act Playwriting Festival and was a finalist at Love Creek’s One-Act Festival.

 

She is currently working on her newest one-act play, Word Problems, and her newest full-length play, The Gospel According to Susan Barsky. Susan studied with playwriting master, Milan Stitt, and is a member of The Dramatists Guild.

Publications

Word Problems (20-minute play)
The Theater Project, staged reading, Union, NJ March 2015
The D Word (full-length comedy)
The Theater Project, staged reading, Cranford, NJ September 2014
Stamford Center for the Arts Fringe Festival, Stamford, CT April 2005
78th Street Theatre Lab, staged reading, New York City February 2005
Triangle Theatre, staged reading, New York City September 2004
Payback’s A Bitch (full-length comedy)
Adrienne Theatre, reading, Philadelphia July 2013
Mr. X (10-minute play)
The Theater Project, Maplewood, NJ April 2015
The Secret Theatre, New York City April 2013
Jersey Voices One Act Festival, Chatham, NJ July/August 2011
Ensemble Studio Theatre, staged reading, New York City March 2011
The Jeter Report (10-minute play)
Algonquin Seaport Theatre, New York City October 2011
The Magi (15-min adaptation)
Soups on Troupe, Lubbock, TX November 2010
Mobile Theatre, Princeton, NJ December 1992
Published in Encore Performance Publishing, 1994
Fowl Play (15-minute play)
The Theater Project, Maplewood, NJ November 2014
Jersey Voices One Act Festival, Chatham, NJ August 2008
Manhattan Theatre Source Estrogenius Festival, New York City September 2002
Triangle Theatre’s Beast Festival, New York City October 2002
Published in The Book of Estrogenius, 2002
Expectations (full-length comedy)
Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, Palm Beach Gardens, FL April 2007
Stamford Center for the Arts (Eartha Kitt), Stamford, CT January 2005
Leatherstocking Theatre, Cooperstown, NY August 2002
Helen Hayes Theatre Company, Nyack, NY April 2002
Westside Theatre, reading, (Marion Ross, Frances Sternhagen), New York City June 2000
Queens Theatre in the Park, New York City (New York Premiere) November 1998
Cape Playhouse, Dennis, MA August 1998
Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, ME July 1998
Seven Angels Theatre, Waterbury, CT (World Premiere) March 1998
The New Group, reading, New York City October1997
Owed To My First Love (full-length comedy)
Playwrights Theatre, reading, Madison, NJ October 2005
Premiere Stages Play Festival, Kean University, Union, NJ July 2005
Stamford Center for the Arts Fringe Festival, Stamford, CT April 2002
Horse Sense (15-minute play)
Triangle Theatre’s Beast Festival, New York City October 2004
Shop ‘Til You Drop (full-length comedy)
Triangle Theatre, staged reading, New York City March 2003
The New Group, reading, New York City March 1999
Luther (10-minute play)
Triangle Theatre’s Beast Festival, New York City October 2003
The Seeds of Greed (1 hour children’s play)
Great Platte River Playwright’s Festival, Kearny, NE July 1996
CRAP (20-minute play)
Women’s Playwriting Festival, Perishable Theatre, Providence, RI June 1994
Love Creek One Act Play Festival, New York City October 1994
Published in AMELIA Magazine 25, 1997

AWARDS
Playwriting Fellowship, New Jersey State Council on the Arts 2005
First Prize Winner, Great Platte River Playwrights Festival 1996
Finalist, Love Creek One Act Play Festival 1994
First Prize Winner, Perishable Theatre 1994
MEMBER/ASSOCIATIONS
Dramatists Guild
Theatre Communications Group
The Theater Project
The Writer’s Theatre of New Jersey
EDUCATION
Master Playwrighting Classes, Milan Stitt 2003-2008
Paralegal Certificate, Fairleigh Dickinson University 2005
B.A. in Mathematics, Rutgers University 1985

Project Description

I am currently working on a full-length play entitled: “The Gospel According to Susan Barsky.”  This is my biggest challenge to date as I take on the New Testament and fill in the gaps in this funny yet respectful version of what life really was like for Jesus, his mother, his fathers, plus a heavenly host of other characters.