Susan Rabin

Composer Playwright Lyricist

Chicago born and raised playwright SUSAN RABINearned B.S. and M.A. degrees from Northwestern University. An attorney, Susan practiced entertainment law in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She worked as a television producer and drama teacher and sang and toured with Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks. 

Susan is the recipient of a Marin Arts Council playwriting grant. 

“Susan Rabin populates her comedies with memorable characters who not only make us laugh, but also challenge our vision of the world and what it means to be human.”   Will Dunne, Author, Dramatist, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference writer.





Productions of Susan's work include: JIVE (Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts) 2018, The Ring of Truth (ShortLived Festival VII, PianoFight, San Francisco) 2018, NOSEJOB(Phoenix Theater, San Francisco) 2016, Aunt Lakie’s Not Coming to Dinner (Phoenix Theater, San Francisco) 2015, the musical Rainbow (Mill Valley Center for the Performing Arts), Phillie Ain’t No Fool,Oxnard, CA Play Festival.

Currently Susan is workshopping the musical Maks & the Flying Smirnovs, for which she has written the book, music, and lyrics.