Hi, there, I’m Susan, and if I had a Wikipedia page, it might include a bit of the following: I am a (so far) one book author, yoga enthusiast and former instructor, card-carrying (albeit self-sidelined) SAG-AFTRA and AEA actress, Peace Corps volunteer booted out because of the pandemic, and constant traveler (sometimes called a nomad, but sans nomadic crew). Born and raised on the windy plains of Great Falls, Montana, I visited the east coast the summer before my senior year (Go, Rustlers!) to attend a music program at Tanglewood (affectionately and accurately abbreviated BUTI), and fell in love with the east coast.
After a scientifically-deduced decision session, spearheaded by mom mom, a crocheted knit hat, and college names written on folded pieces of paper, I chose to attend University of Pennsylvania…the only place without a music school. But, since life works in mysterious ways, UPenn (Go, Quakers!) is where I met my future husband, Dan Fritz. After further ado, I transferred to and graduated from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University the semester of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Life continued to be, as they say in my childhood homeland, “interesting”, as Dan and I moved, married, and made their our through life…until life got a wee bit too interesting, and our story took a most unexpected turn. I’ll save those details for my book, Everything Relevant Has Already Been Said, which is a tribute to the late, great, Dan Fritz, a human I wish you knew if you didn’t.
After completing the Atlantic Theatre School’s Global Virtual Conservatory this past summer (2022), my love of writing and performing was given a second-wind, and although I have aspirations to write a second book, a solo show might come first.
Stay tuned and hit “refresh”, but don’t count on knowing where I am until I’ve left.