Susan I. Weinstein

Susan I. Weinstein

Susan I Weinstein's ETHER: The Strange Afterlife of Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will be presented Dec 19-22nd 2019 at IRT Theatre, directed by Marcus Gualberto. 1st Act was presented in a staged reading (directed by Sara Minisquero) at Dixon Place's lounge on April 12th, 2019. Her lingo play, THE WAPSHOT WHATEVER: The Secret Lives of Computer programs was produced May 1st 2018 on Dixon...
Susan I Weinstein's ETHER: The Strange Afterlife of Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will be presented Dec 19-22nd 2019 at IRT Theatre, directed by Marcus Gualberto. 1st Act was presented in a staged reading (directed by Sara Minisquero) at Dixon Place's lounge on April 12th, 2019. Her lingo play, THE WAPSHOT WHATEVER: The Secret Lives of Computer programs was produced May 1st 2018 on Dixon Place Mainstage (directed by Vincent Sandvoort). Her 2014 Adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Little Mermaid" was produced at ToyKraft in Williamsberg in a Bunraku version directed by Charlie Kanev w/music by Rima Fand.

Susan's first play, a lingo play, "Rabies", was produced by A.C.T. at Squaw Valley, directed by Ed Hastings. "Stakes," a vampire play about psychological vampires, led to a scholarship to the MFA playwriting program at University of Iowa. During that year she worked on Gribiche, based on a Colette story, critiqued by Robert Anderson.

She developed "White Walled Babes", at The Public Theater, selected for a workshop w/Ed Bullins. It was produced at Trinity Rep (directed by Susan Smyth). In the 80's, her green card play, “Something About that Face,” was selected by Samuel French and produced at The Harold Clurman Theater (directed by MCC's Brian Mertes) Other plays, developed at Playwrights Continuum, a cooperative workshop, include "Vagus", about two sisters in Las Vegas and "The Media Play." "The Selling of ADD/ADHD" is in progress.

Susan is also the author of three books published in 2016-18 by Pelekinesis Press. They include The Anarchist's Girlfirend, Paradise Gardens, and Tales of the Mer Family Onyx, published by Pelekinesis. She lives and works in NYC.

Plays

  • (excerpt)ETHER: The Strange Afterlife of Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    This play is based on letters exchanged after Houdini's mother died, when he asked Doyle to find him a genuine medium. It takes place in the afterlife, where both are stuck, as are their wives. At stake is a metaphysical bet about the nature of life and death.
  • The Wapshot Whatever: The Secret Lives Of Computer Programs
    Are there sentient beings whose lives play put inside your device? Here the twilight feel of internet imaginings amid the electronic landscape. The story begins with a Rogue Program and an Off Shore server originally bundled together who merge in ways unplanned by their creators. In this lingo play programs bear traces of human origins yet are inhuman. Humanshadows interact with the beings inside the box, a...
    Are there sentient beings whose lives play put inside your device? Here the twilight feel of internet imaginings amid the electronic landscape. The story begins with a Rogue Program and an Off Shore server originally bundled together who merge in ways unplanned by their creators. In this lingo play programs bear traces of human origins yet are inhuman. Humanshadows interact with the beings inside the box, a shock of worlds within worlds in this dark and funny play.
  • Staged Reading Dixon Place Lounge, 4/12 ETHER: The Strange Afterlife of Harry Houdini & Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    April 12th at 7:30 in Dixon Place Lounge staged reading, no admission. 45 min. of full-length play about frenemies Houdini & Doyle. Stuck in competing versions of reality with their wives, they make a dire metaphysical bet.This is no period piece, the hereafter is our media environment. The Afterlife is their
    warring concepts of the nature of life and death.