Suzi Takahashi


Suzi Takahashi is an actor, director, and devised theater maker. She holds a BA in Theatre from Barnard College, a MA in Performance Studies from NYU-Tisch, and an MFA in Directing from Stony Brook Southampton. Suzi trained with the SITI Company. She has also taught theater at: NYU-Tisch Theater Studies, Pace University (IPE,) Swarthmore College, The City College of New York, and Hunter College. As an actor, she performed for directors like Richard Foreman, Richard Schechner, Kristin Marting, Tom Oppenheim, and Darko Tresnjak. Recently, she was a part of Taylor Mac’s, A 24- Decade History of Popular Music, at St. Anne’s Warehouse. Suzi was a three-year member of the Williamstown Theater Festival’s “Non-Eq” company, and has toured nationally and internationally. Suzi is a long- time artist at the Bristol Valley Theater. As a director/devisor, Suzi has created fifteen original works. Her latest self-performed solo show about the Japanese Internment, The Story Box (dir. Kristin Marting) is currently in development with the HERE Arts Center and will premiere in 2021.  Suzi was a two-time HARP Artist-in-Residence at HERE with her international women’s performance ensemble, Ex.Pgirl (2002-10). Also, she has been an Emerging Artist Directing Fellow at the New York Theater Workshop. Suzi has won numerous grants for her original works, which mostly explores Asian American women’s identity. She was the recipient of the 2009 Innovative Theater Award for Best Director and Best Show for her collaboration on, Lee/gendary. Suzi has been a part of the Stella Adler Movement Faculty since 2011.

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