Susan Jennifer Polese, Playwright

Susan Jennifer Polese is an award-winning playwright whose work illuminates social issues. Her plays have been up at LaMama Experiential Theatre Club, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, HERE Performing Arts Center and Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. She has studied playwriting at Hunter College under Romulus Linney and at Herbert Berghof Studio. She's taught playwriting to children through Purchase College, and has been a member of and taught with Axial Theatre Company. Susan attended the La Mama International Playwright Retreat in Umbria, Italy. She is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild.

 

SUSAN JENNIFER POLESE PLAYS AVAILABLE FOR PRODUCTION

Each works with a minimal set. Each are dramas which also feature comedy.

SUICIDE BY WIFE   —  3 or 4 characters

UNDER THE ONE-TIME SKY — 2 characters

SECRET SUNDAYS —  6 characters

DANCERS, PRANCERS & PIGS — 5 character

 

 

A VOICE TO CREATIVITY:

Social Justice & Advocacy

There is a long history of advocacy around and fighting for Social Justice through live theatre. To learn more visit these websites:

Theatre Without Borders

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity

365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project

 

 

SUSAN JENNIFER POLESE PLAYS

 
Michelle Concha Herko and Adam LaFaci in Under the One-Time Sky.

Michelle Concha Herko and Adam LaFaci in Under the One-Time Sky.

Under the One-Time Sky

By Susan Jennifer Polese

Under swaying trees, two childhood friends careen into a past that has long been preserved in a tiny backyard. One has traveled the world. One has never left this town. Together, they will learn something today: How long can a moment stay with you? It may be just as long as you hide from it.

PLAY HISTORY

Under the One-Time Sky was selected as a finalist for "Best Play" in the 4th Annual Aery Theatre Company 20/20 One-Act Competition.

• Review Fix Interviews Under the One-Time Sky Playwright Susan Jennifer Polese

Watch Under the One-Time Sky  from Midtown International Theatre Festival July 2015

 Download Under the One-Time Sky playbill

 

 
Luciana Faulhaber and Neil Tyrone Pritchard in a staged reading of Suicide by Wife.

Luciana Faulhaber and Neil Tyrone Pritchard in a staged reading of Suicide by Wife.

 
 
Cast of Suicide by Wife as part of Planet Connection Festivity 2016

Cast of Suicide by Wife as part of Planet Connection Festivity 2016

Suicide by Wife

by Susan Jennifer Polese

A cop enters a house he’s never been in and is met by a woman he doesn’t know. Struggle has happened here, terrible events happened here. He has a job to do. She is trying to survive. A familiarity builds between the two and is shaped forever by her husband's arrival.

 

PLAY HISTORY:

The play has been nominated for Planet Connections Festivity awards in these categories: Outstanding Production of a Staged Reading, Outstanding Playwriting of a Staged Reading, Outstanding Actress in a Staged Reading. Neil Pritchard won for Outstanding Actor in a Staged Reading.