Suzanne Trauth

Suzanne Trauth’s plays include iDream, supported by the National Science Foundation’s STEM initiative on science and technology, presented at Premiere Stages; Françoise, which received a staged reading at Luna Stage; and Katrina: the K Word, based on interviews with New Orleans’ survivors of Hurricane Katrina, and produced on university campuses throughout the US.  Ms. Trauth also directed a staged reading of the play at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey. Her screenplays Solitaire and Boomer Broads have won awards at the Austin Film Festival and the Writer’s Network Competition and, most recently, she wrote and directed the short film Jigsaw. Ms. Trauth has co-authored Sonia Moore and American Acting Training and co-edited Katrina on Stage: Five Plays (Northwestern University Press). For TheatreFest, she directed, served as Associate Producer, and founded the experimental Next Stage. She co-produced and directed productions at the Ensemble Studio Theatre (NYC), the Whole Theatre, and 12 Miles West. Ms. Trauth served as Assistant Artistic Director and faculty member at the Sonia Moore Studio in NYC and performed for the American Stanislavski Theatre. As part of a global initiative, she directed The Crucible for the Theatre-on-Podol in the Ukraine. She is a former member of the theatre faculty at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ where she coordinated the BFA Acting Program.

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