Susan Merson

Actor, Writer,
Producer, Educator


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Susan on creativity and the "fifth dimension" at SUU on January 24th, 2012


Untold Stories of Jewish Women.. the recent three day festival at Museum of Jewish Heritage here in NYC. I helped produce and served as Lit Mgr. This is me performing one of the stories from my very first play yesterday. .. big fest.. 46 plays 40 writers!!

BETWEEN PRETTY PLACES: A Musical Ghost Story at 13th St Rep, NYC

Above and Below: First reading of BPP at 13th St Rep

PAST PRODUCTIONS : BETWEEN PRETTY PLACES, a musical play, Pacific Resident Theatre, Venice CA June 2013, HERE ARTS Center, NYC August 2013.
The cast of the New York production of Between Pretty Places at HERE ARTS CENTER

About the show: In the dry landscape of central California, a family must come to grips with the care of a small child, abandoned by her own parents and now forcing her grandparents to choose her instead of their own mistakes.With a haunting score by Shellen Lubin , in the tradition of Goblin Market and Floyd Collins, this story of choosing love in the long run wraps us in the mystery of survival and healing.


VOICING  is an ongoing class offered to those interested in jump starting projects, exploring their stories, honing their writing skills  and working in a supportive and challenging environment. Classes are small and Susan offers prompts and feedback on projects and assignments to help each writer move to the next step with their work. Classes are offered on a rolling basis. Please be in touch with Susan at for more information.


NEW YORK THEATRE INTENSIVES: NYTI began its work as  a new play intensive for undergraduate actors, writers and directors. The NY Theatre Intensives:Summer Conservatory Program in association with the artists of The Ensemble Studio Theatre offered students an opportunity to create new theatre of their own in the heart of New York City’s theatre district and earn college credits while working cross genre as writers, actors and directors

As of 2018, NYTI is focusing on production and sponsorship of women writers voices in festivals, publishing , and online platforms.

Los Angeles and New York Writers' Bloc

This safe haven peer writers group serves as a home for projects and writers in process. Founded by playwright Jeffrey Sweet in New York, the LA Group began in the mid 80’s, anchored by Jane Anderson, Tony Shultz and Susan. Our alums include writers from Disney to Dreamworks and Random House to rant groups. We meet weekly working on fiction, memoir, plays and screenplays. Though the group is by invitation only we are always interested in welcoming new members.   Current leadership is with award winning writer BARBARA BOTTNER in Los Angeles and moderated by Susan in New York.

Please email Susan for further information.



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