Susan Hansell


Susan Hansell began writing for the stage by constructing text for dancers, choreographers, and performance artists, including herself. As a result, stylized language and physical elements remain theatrical aspects in her plays, which include the new short play, A History, presented at the Altered Minds Festival in NYC on May 6, 2019 by The Alternative Theater Company and podcast (Season 2 Episode 5, April 7-8, 2019) as a cold reading & post-reading discussion by Panglossian Productions, and produced as a live streamed filmed video by Spark Creative Works NY June 5-6, 2021; the full-length futuristic-absurdist comedy, An Ocean of Bees, first presented as a draft reading in 2018 at The Tank (NYC), then developed in conjunction with The Bridge Initiative for the 2019 Bechdel Festival 2.0 (Phoenix); the historically-driven three-act drama, At Dawn with the Rain and the Stars, from which the first act was presented by the Shattered Glass Project in Seattle in November 2019 then selected for production in 2020 by the Actors' Studio St. Louis as Who Will Witness for the Witness, and from which the second act was showcased at the 2017 William Inge Festival then produced by the Tucson Players in 2018, the Bay Area Women's History Festival in 2020, and by the Femme Fatale Festival (virtual) in 2021 as Every Concentrated Fragment; the short comedy, In the Beginning… (a stand-alone 10-minute excerpt from the full-length rom-com Waiting for a Table at the Garden of Eden) presented at the 2017 Midwest Dramatists Center Conference; My Medea, a Best American Short Plays series selection; Rollover Othello, a Pushcart Prize nominee as published in Oasis; American Rose: Our Gals on the Homefront, commissioned and produced by Sightlines at The Ohio (NYC); A Day In, Affair on the Air, Drop It, Don't, and Trolls (all performance monologues shown at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and at The Harold Clurman, with two appearing in Heinemann’s More Monologues for Women by Women).