Suzanne’s award-winning play, Circle, ran for five months Off Broadway, was performed nationally, optioned for production in Australia and called “ingenious” by The New York Times. She wrote and directed two long-running original cult hits in NYC: the irreverent Icons & Outcasts and the choose-your-own adventure comedy, BITE, as well as her celebrated kaleidoscopic memoir play, We Call Her Benny, which BroadwayWorld.com called “the future of theatre”. Other plays include Screwdrivers & Sunday Brunch, Don’t Let Destiny Push You Around, Jump Start, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Icons Y2K, Temptation, Sex Ed, Twin Studies, Flirting with Reality and Alexandra Triptych. Her plays have been seen at PS NBC@HERE, The Duplex, The National Arts Club, The Samuel French Short Play Festival, The Michael Weller Theatre, The Raw Space, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Zeitgeist Stage Company, Mercury Players Theatre, Arena Stage in Portland, OR and 20th Century Fox at the Coronet Theater in LA, among others.
She is thrilled to be the director and developer of Bob Brader’s internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning solo show, Spitting In The Face Of The Devil. Directing credits also include Frank D. Gilroy's The Subject Was Roses at The Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles and the short film, Jennifer Monroe, P.I., a finalist in Flicks on 66.
Suzanne studied playwriting with Romulus Linney and Adrienne Kennedy and holds an MFA from The Actors Studio Drama School at The New School. She is a four-time OOBR Award-winner, a Resident Artist Emeritus at The Actors Institute and Horse Trade and a member of The Dramatists Guild. As Artistic Director of the John Montgomery Theatre Company, Suzanne has produced over 50 shows in New York and one in LA. She is a native New Yorker and loves actors (one in particular!).
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Plays by Suzanne Bachner on Indie Theater Now
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.
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.
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