Actor, Director, Playwright, Designer, Teacher
Susan-Lynn has been Associate Director of QNEK Productions, the International Theatre Company in Residence at the Haskell Opera House, since 2003. A native of Charleston, SC, she has been active as performer, director, designer, and technical director for almost 50 years. Through her company, WhimseyWorks Vermont, she is QNEK’s graphic designer, creating all of the company’s posters, programs, and brochures.
She holds an MA in acting/directing from the University of South Carolina and an MFA in lighting design/technical theatre from the University of Memphis, and has taught at USC, the University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University, and the College of Charleston (SC). Along the way she has been active in community theatre groups in TN, SC, and AR, and has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Ireland, in a wide variety of roles. She served as Theatre School Director for Charleston Stage Company and created a children’s program at Footlight Players Theatre, both in SC.
Susan-Lynn has also written several plays for children and adults. Most notably, Dracula, Lord of Night, which received its international premiere via QNEK at the Haskell Opera House in 2010.
In addition to her work with QNEK, she is Lay Minister at First Universalist Parish of Derby Line, serves as a Justice of the Peace, teaches at the Community College of Vermont, is House Manager at the Haskell Opera House, and is a founding member of the Memphremagog Arts Collaborative. In her spare time she dusts her exercise equipment.