SUSAN WATSON TURNER

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SUSAN WATSON TURNER
DIRECTORIAL RESUME
P.O. Box 2437                                                             914.850-7463 cell/ home
Middletown, NY 10940                                                 718. 960-6087 office

DIRECTORIAL CREDITS:

“Barn Razing”                                                            Urban Theatre Initiative
By Lou Ramirez                                                          The Studio @ Lehman College 2011
 “From The Mississippi Delta”                                       National Black Theatre Festival
By Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland                                   Winston-Salem, NC  2007  (S)

Negro Ensemble Company, Inc.
“A Fire Inside – The story and poetry of Nikki Giovanni”             Chicago State University
By Susan Watson Turner                                                         Chicago, Illinois 2004       
 
“Just A Night Out – A Musical Love Story”                                Natl. Black Theatre
By Susan and Richard Turner                                                  Harlem, NY 2001 (P)
 
“The Absolution of Willie Mae”                                                 Jose Quintero Theatre
By Joseph A. Walker (Tony Award Winner)                                New York, NY 2000   (P)
 
“Barbara’s Keys”                                                                     Lambs Little Theatre
By France-Luce Benson                                                           New York, NY 1999   (P)
 
“Another Chance” (Musical)                                    Samuel Beckett Theatre
By Melanie Daniels-Ford        New York, NY 1997 (P)
 
“Ensemble In Black”        Producer’s Club
NEC Workshop        New York, NY 1997 (P)
 
“North 17th Street”        Harold Clurman Theatre
By Clay Goss        New York, NY 1996  (P)
 
“Ballad for Bimshire”        Players Theatre
Book by Loften  Mitchell/        New York, NY 1995  (P)
Music & Lyrics by Irving Burgie
 
“Creedmore”        William Redfield Theatre
By Ray Ararana        New York, NY 1994 (P)
 
“Tales from Our Side”        Lambs Little Theatre
(One Act Series)        New York, NY 1993 (P)
 
“Just A Night Out”        Village Gate Theatre
By Susan and Richard Turner        New York, NY  1992 (P)


EDUCATIONAL, OFF BROADWAY AND REGIONAL:

“As Bees In Honey Drown” by Douglas Carter Beane    Lehman College 2009
 
“Anna and the Tropics” by Nilo Cruz        Lehman College  2008  (S)
 
“The Wiz”        Lehman College  2005  (S)    
 
“Antigone”        Lehman College  2003  (S)
 
“Levana” (An Adaptation of Lysistrata)        Bronx Community College  2002 (S)
 
“Blinded by Love” By Evelyn Green        Bronx Community College   2002 (S)
 
“You Can’t Take It”         Bronx Community College   2001 (S)
  (an Adaptation of “You Can’t Take It With You”)
   Adapted by Susan Watson Turner        
 
“Cast Me Down – The tragedy of Booker T. Washington)    Theatre Four (P)
 
“A Funny House of a Negro”        Cynthia Belgrave Theatre (P)
 
Staff Director        Frank Silvera Writers Wkshp
 
“Oursides” and “Ornette”        18th Street Playhouse


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DIRECTORIAL RESUME
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 “Paper Dolls”        Richard Allen Center (P)
 
“Blue Heron Don’t Do That”        Cynthia Belgrave Theatre
 
“Oursides”        Columbia University (S)
 
“Rockaway” (winner of Columbia One-Act Festival Award)    Columbia University (S)
 
“Toujour Le Meme”        Karamu Theatre
 
“A Song for Your”        Karamu Theatre
 
“What if if Comes Up Heads”        Karamu Theatre



RELATED EXPERIENCE:

Assistant Professor        Lehman College – Department of Journalism,
            Communication & Theatre

Producing Director        Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (1992-2001)

Director – Theatre Workshop          Bronx Community College

Acting Instructor            Orange County Community College

Acting Instructor        Goshen School of Fine Arts

General Manager        “A Brief History of White Music”

Guest Artist        Bucknell University

Lecturer        Spelman College

Co-Producer        “Dick Gregory Live!!

Guest Producer        Natl Black Thrt Festival

Assistant Director/PSM        “Mama I Want To Sing”

Assistant Director        “Geechies” – Dance Thrt Wksp

Production Director        Thelma Hill Dance Center

Theatre Mgmt. Intern        Shubert Organization


 

References upon Request