Suzanne Bachner

CIRCLE

10 diverse characters—gay, straight and bi—are linked through a daisy chain of sexual contact, hooking up in Starbucks, an S&M dungeon, a bedroom, a kitchen and cyberspace, as they strive for a deeper connection with one another.

ICONS & OUTCASTS

Set in the heart of Chelsea, 8 eccentrics—a vampire, a hustler, a redneck, an angel, a loner, a bimbo, a goddess and an actor—randomly intersect during one unforgettable day in New York City.

THE GOOD ADOPTEE

Award-winning playwright Suzanne Bachner’s true story of the search for her birth parents in the face of New York State’s sealed records - once she opens Pandora’s Box, can she find a way to integrate her dual identities and still remain the Good Adoptee?

WE CALL HER BENNY

A dynamic, kaleidoscopic 10-actor ensemble piece that tells the story of a young woman’s victory through adoption, bipolar disorder, sexual abuse, a broken marriage and the ambivalent search for her birth parents.

Suzanne Bachner is an award-winning playwright and director. Her play, CIRCLE, ran for five months Off Broadway, was performed nationally, awarded “Most Daring Show” of the London Fringe and called “ingenious” by The New York Times. The Good Adoptee, Suzanne’s new play starring Anna Bridgforth, premiered in the United Solo Theatre Festival and won awards for Best Autobiographical Script and Best Actress. Playwriting and directing credits include two long running NYC cult hits, Icons & Outcasts and BITE; her epic marriage equality play, Brilliant Mistake, a San Diego commission, which the Coast News called "a work of pure genius" and her celebrated kaleidoscopic memoir play, We Call Her Benny, which Broadway World called “the future of theatre”. Her plays have been seen at PS NBC@HERE, the Duplex, the National Arts Club, the Michael Weller Theatre, the Samuel French Short Play Festival, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Zeitgeist Stage Company, Mercury Players Theatre and 20th Century Fox at the Coronet Theater in LA, among others. Plays include Screwdrivers & Sunday Brunch, Alexandra Triptych, Don’t Let Destiny Push You Around, Jump Start, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Temptation, Sex EdFlirting with Reality and Twin Studies. She is the director and developer of Bob Brader’s internationally acclaimed, award-winning solo shows including Spitting In The Face Of The Devil and Smoker. Suzanne studied playwriting with Romulus Linney and Adrienne Kennedy and holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School University. She is a member of the United Solo Academy and the Dramatists Guild.