Susanna Wilson began her professional theatre career as an actor in Washington State more than twenty-five years ago, earning her Equity card as “Annelle” in Steel Magnolias. As a director, adapter, and producer, Susanna has been instrumental in bringing more than 30 works to the stage for multiple companies in the Pacific Northwest, including Book-It Repertory Theatre (a “page-to-stage” company), Seattle Public Theatre, ArtsWest Playhouse,Theater Schmeater, and Seattle Shakespeare Company, to name a few. She has helped nine seasons of outdoor summer Shakespeare to hit the grass with Wooden O (the outdoor arm of Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Greenstage.From 2008 – 2010, Susanna served as the Artistic Director of SecondStory Repertory Theatre in Redmond. Susanna received her undergraduate degree in Drama from the University of Washington, and completed a master’s degree in Theatre Practice at the University of Exeter in England, which included a residency at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. As a teacher, Susanna has facilitated theatre classes and workshops for people of all ages in a variety of theatrical disciplines, including auditioning, musical theatre, Shakespeare, directing, devising, mask, scene study, improvisation, and adapting fiction to the stage.