Susan I. Weinstein

Susan I. Weinstein

Susan I Weinstein's ETHER: The Strange Afterlife of Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was presented Dec 19-22nd 2019 at IRT Theatre in the 3B residency program for experimental work. Marcus Gualber directed. Link to video of Ether at I.R.T. Theater.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YOhXeU9cxFAwcg-zNPki-K2d9MDfYz60/view?usp=sharing

Script sample here, and original completed...
Susan I Weinstein's ETHER: The Strange Afterlife of Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was presented Dec 19-22nd 2019 at IRT Theatre in the 3B residency program for experimental work. Marcus Gualber directed. Link to video of Ether at I.R.T. Theater.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YOhXeU9cxFAwcg-zNPki-K2d9MDfYz60/view?usp=sharing

Script sample here, and original completed full-length. Director's edited version with visuals, puppetry on request swpubrel@gmail.com.
https://www.dramatistsguild.com/members/susanweinstein/

ETHER history-1st Act in staged reading (directed by Sara Minisquero) at Dixon Place lounge 2019. Susan's lingo play, THE WAPSHOT WHATEVER: The Secret Lives of Computer Programs was produced 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,directed by Charlie Kanev w/music by Rima Fand.

Susan's lingo play, "Rabies", was produced by A.C.T. at Squaw Valley, directed by Ed Hastings. "Stakes," a vampire play, led to a playwriting scholarship at University of Iowa.

She developed "White Walled Babes", at The Public Theater, produced at Trinity Rep (directed by Susan Smyth). Her green card play, “Something About that Face,” was selected by Samuel French and produced at The Harold Clurman Theater (directed by Brian Mertes) Other plays, developed at Playwrights Continuum, "Vagus", "The Media Play." "The Selling of ADD/ADHD" 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, She lives and works in NYC.

Her blog which reviews books and plays: www.notanotherbookreview.blogspot.com

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.
  • ETHER: The Strange Afterlife of Harry Houdini & Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    ETHER, based on their letters, recreates the seances and their dramatically opposite narratives. As the gap widened, the "frenemies," denounced each other on stages around the world with no end but their fortunes and lives. In the Afterlife of ETHER, the two are stuck in their passionate war about the nature of life and death. Was the Spiritualist, a doctor and author, a deluded fanatic? Was the ecape...
    ETHER, based on their letters, recreates the seances and their dramatically opposite narratives. As the gap widened, the "frenemies," denounced each other on stages around the world with no end but their fortunes and lives. In the Afterlife of ETHER, the two are stuck in their passionate war about the nature of life and death. Was the Spiritualist, a doctor and author, a deluded fanatic? Was the ecape artist and master of physical illusion an unbiased observer of phenomena? As evidence mounts up, subjective and objective truths erupt in a transcendent conclusion.
  • 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.
  • 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.