Susan V. Booth joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, created local producing partnerships and has overseen regional collaborative productions, as well as commercial partnerships on projects including Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in Da’ Noise, Bring in Da’ Funk; and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. As a director, she has worked at theatres including the Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern and DePaul universities, and serves as adjunct faculty with Emory University. She is the past president of the board of directors for Theatre Communications Group (the national service organization for the field) and is a trustee of Denison University and The Howard School. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal.
Susan V. Booth
Roles for Susan V. Booth
- Good People — Director — 2012/13 Season
- What I Learned in Paris — Director — 2012/13 Season
- August: Osage County — Director — 2010/11 Season
- Into the Woods — Director — 2011/12 Season
- Holidays with The Chalks — Director — 2012/13 Season
- Blues for an Alabama Sky — Director — 2014/15 Season
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest — Director — 2015/16 Season
- Disgraced — Director — 2015/16 Season
- Troubadour — Director — 2016/17 Season
- Courtenay's Cabaret: Home for the Holidays — Director — 2016/17 Season
- The Geller Girls — Director — 2013/14 Season
- The Tall Girls — Director — 2013/14 Season
- Native Guard — Director — 2014/15 Season
- Ghost Brothers of Darkland County — Director — 2011/12 Season
- The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years — Director — 2010/11 Season
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Alliance Theatre Playwright in Residence Pearl Cleage remembers her friend and colleague, actor Bill Nunn (Do the Right Thing, Spider Man), who starred as Sam in her world premiere production, Blues for an Alabama Sky.