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Susanna Gellert

EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

SUSANNA GELLERT is a director, artistic producer, and teacher. Prior to joining Weston, she was Associate Producer and Director of the Studio at New York’s acclaimed Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA). At TFANA, she produced shows such as Shakespeare’s Pericles directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, the world premiere of Adrienne Kennedy’s He Brought Her Heart Back In A Box, Measure for Measure directed by Simon Godwin, and award winning productions of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin Of Our Teeth and An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Prior to joining TFANA, Susanna was Artistic Producer and Resident Director at Center Stage in Baltimore where she developed the theater’s ground breaking Third Space Initiative and produced My America, which commissioned monologues by Christopher Durang, Neil LaBute, Lynn Nottage, and others. Recent directing credits in New York and Baltimore include the world premiere of Mud Blue Sky by Marisa Wegrzyn, Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, Open the Dark Door by David Nugent, and Visiting Day by Andy Bragen. Additional directing credits include The Lacy Project by Alena Smith, You Can't Take It With You by Kaufman and Hart, John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, and Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss. Susanna currently teaches in the MFA Directing program at the New School and has taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Rochester, Bard College, Columbia University, and NYU. She holds degrees from Yale University, Columbia University, and the University of Chicago.

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