Susan Ferrara

Manhattan-based actor, writer; storyteller.



© (c) 2017 — Characters: 3W - 2M — Download a PDF sample of FALL

Holly is a famous sci-fi novelist. All she needs is her laptop, her eighth cup of coffee, Chinese take-out, the next great idea and a new pair of glasses to replace the ones she just sat on. She doesn’t have time for the ridiculously good-looking younger guy who keeps showing up on her doorstep. FALL, a comedy about love, expectation and better vision.

2017 – Semi-finalist, Baltic Writing Residency (Brora, Scotland)


© 2017 — Characters: 2W, 3M — Download a PDF sample of FRANK

With Sinatra’s MY WAY playing on an endless loop, Billie stands at her father’s wake waiting to leave and grab a burger, but a box full of letters from the prisoner her father loved keeps her rooted to the spot. A dark comedy about grief, family secrets, friendship and forgiveness.

(The second in three plays featured in THE SILVER KITCHEN TRILOGY). (Logo by Mina Widmer.


© 2017 Susan Ferrara — Characters: 3W, 6M (multi-cast) — Download a PDF sample of BUZZ.

Charismatic director Mary Ann ‘Buzz’ Goodbody was one of only five women directing in the U.K. in the 1970’s. In 1975, she famously directed Ben Kingsley in the title role of HAMLET in a theatre converted from a tin shack; the HAMLET of their generation.

Four days after the first performance, she was gone.

2014-2015 NYTW Monday@3 Development Reading
2014 Women’s Project Lab Semi-Finalist
2014 O’Neill Semi-Finalist
2013 Internal Read – Atlantic Theater Co.
2012 Reverie Prod, Next Generation Playwriting Winner
2012 New Dramatists Semi-Finalist
2012 Hon Mention, Jane Chambers Playwriting Contest