Susan V. Booth
Jennings Hertz Artistic Director
Susan joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, local producing partnerships and regional collaborations as well as commercial partnerships such as Tuck Everlasting; The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in da’ Noise, Bring in da’ Funk; and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. As a director, she has worked at such theaters as 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, DePaul, and Emory universities. She is the past president of the board of directors for Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field; is a trustee of Denison University; and is a member of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal.