Susan Bernfield

Playwright Lyricist

Susan Bernfield's plays and solo performance works have been produced, presented, developed or commissioned by EST/Sloan and First Light Festival, New Harmony Project, People's Light & Theatre, O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Huntington Theatre Company Breaking Ground Festival, MACH 33: The Caltech | Pasadena Playhouse  Festival of New Science-Driven Plays, Lark Play Development Center, Jewish Plays Project, undergroundzero festival, Chrysalis Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Ice Factory Festival, FringeNYC, Magic Theatre, Vital Theatre Company, HB Playwrights, HERE Arts Center, Peculiar Works Project, and (of course) New Georges.  She was a 2021 finalist for the Core Writers Program at the Playwrights' Center, and her plays have been finalists for the National New Play Network's National Showcase of New Plays, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, PlayLabs at the Playwrights Center and Mill Mountain Theater's New Play Competition, and published (in whole or in part) by Playscripts, Smith & Kraus and Indie Theatre Now.

Susan is a member of the founding cohort of The Pool, a pop-up theater company, where she produced her play TANIA IN THE GETAWAY VAN. She is the founder and artistic director/producer of New Georges, an award-winning nonprofit theater company that has produced and developed adventurous new plays (by women+) in New York City since 1992.  In this capacity, she is the recipient of Obie and Lilly awards, and serves as President on the boards of A.R.T./New York and of the National Theatre Conference. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and trained as an actor at Circle in the Square.