Summer Virtual Theater Courses with Susie Speidel

Virtual Theater Courses with Susie Speidel


Virtual courses for aspiring actors and theater buffs of all ages in Summer 2020!

Offerings Include:

  • Imagination Players (ages 10 to 12)
  • Monologue Mania (ages 10 to 14)
  • Monologue Intensive (ages 15 to 20)
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Shakespeare Online Discussion Group
  • Musical Theater Online Discussion Group


About Susie Speidel

Susan Speidel has worked in both community and professional New Jersey theater as an educator, director, producer, actor, and singer.  While serving as Director of Education at Paper Mill Playhouse, she oversaw the operations of the Theater School and created the Rising Star Awards, the Summer Musical Theatre Training program, and the Adopt-A-School Project, which was cited for excellence by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  Graduates of those programs have gone on to appear at theatres throughout New Jersey, as well as on Broadway and in film.  

As a performer, she appeared in the off-Broadway revue, “Oleo,” and in several productions at Chatham Playhouse, as well as with Light Opera of NJ, The Forum Theater, George Street Playhouse, and Paper Mill.  She has sung with the Seattle and Portland Symphonies, the Key West Pops, and the Orchestra of St. Peter’s by the Sea, as well as performing solo shows in cabarets and nightclubs in the tri-state area and Florida.  She has directed more than 50 high school shows, as well as numerous community and professional productions including shows at Chatham Playhouse, Surflight Theater, and Plays-In-The-Park in Edison.  She also taught theater for 12 years at Morristown-Beard School and as an adjunct in the Theater Conservatory at Kean University.  

She studied acting and directing at HB Studios in New York City and the Globe Theater in London, and also holds a BA in English and Theater from Montclair State, an MA in Arts Administration from New York University, and earned her Doctorate in Liberal Studies at Drew University.

She is a three-time Perry Award nominee and the recipient of the NJ Governor’s Award for Theatre Education and the NJ Theatre Alliance’s Applause Award.  She was recently inducted in the NJACT Hall of Fame for her contributions to arts education.

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