Joined: January 06, 2010
SUZAN AVERITT is a writer, director and an actor. She was one of eight Los Angeles performance artists chosen for use of an NEA Grant through Otis Parsons and MOCA for her interpretation of religious street literature. Suzan is a member of Directors Lab West and is currently working on a mixture of personal essays and a novella, as well as continuing to develop short plays and performance art works. One of her latest endeavors is Celebrity Porn Names, a new website, where is she acts as Managing Editor and Art Director.
Suzan has performed with dance troupe GARUNG in the New York International Fringe Festival and in Creature/Creations at the Los Angeles Fringe Festival at LATC (one-woman show).
For her work as Gail in LOVE ACTS, at The Coast Playhouse:
DRAMALOGUE: “Vivid…vivacious…a female Peter Pan…”
ENTERTAINMENT TODAY: “AVERITT portray’s Gail’s hollowness and desperate neediness with a vengeance and a hysteria that is spooky.”
LA WEEKLY: AVERITT’s spunky, energetic performance as the sex addict looking for Mr. Right is the clear highlight here. She’s a bundle of vitality…"
and in Madeline Dahm’s GARUNG:
DANCE INSIDER: “Zany, racous, tender, thoughtful, surreal…this group of fabulous women puts one in mind of Pina Bausch’s vivid characters, but they are their own women.”
VILLAGE VOICE: “A stunning company…”
and audience reviews of CREATURE/CREATIONS posted on LA TIMES.COM:
“SUZAN AVERITT’s performance is superbly haunting.”
“…a tour de force performance by SUZAN AVERITT as the tormented ‘Creature.’”
“SUZAN AVERITT’s interpretation is phenomenal. Her range of emotions with the piece takes you on emotional roller coaster that is very satisfying. Collaborative effort of these two (with director Abraham Celaya) is what theater is about.”
h i g h l i g h t s ….
Writing & Directing:
HAPPY AND GAY 20% New Works Festival (LAWTP)
I N T E R V A L S—- Spoken Word with Slides
ORBICULARIS IRIS—- One Act
ROLLING.—- Spoken Word
MARY POPPINS IS A BUTTERFLY—- Personal Essay Performance
RBITRARY—- Collaboration of Dance/Text Monologues and Dialogues in reverse round
EROTICA—- Stage Adaptation of Anais Nin’s Erotic Short Stories
GO—- Stage Adaptation of John Clellon Holme’s Beat novel
Managing Editor & Art Dir. http://www.CelebrityPornNames.com
Script Reader Jabberwocky Prod. / Dan Fauci & Ted Danson
Feature Writer Modern People (a Gossip Tabloid)
ACTING FOR ANIMATION Created and taught in all the major animation studios in LA
College Indiana University School of Journalism
Screen Writing Syd Fields / Tony Bill –
Playwriting Aaron Henne / Mark Harvey Levine / Jean-Claude Van Itallie / Leon Martell
Fiction & Personal Essay Christopher Meeks / Amy Freidman / Paula Killen
Improv Stephen Book & Viola Spolin / Second City
Other Credits & Interests:
Studied ACTING at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, IMPROVISATION with Stephen Book and Viola Spolin, and SUZUKI/VIEWPOINTS with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, as well as BUTOH and traditional dance. She has performed leading roles in dance theatre (in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco), performance art, contemporary plays and on television, in addition to solo acts. Her film work includes recent museum installations by Paul McCarthy (Munich, London) and Mike Kelley (New York and Los Angeles.