One of the most valuable elements of fictional writing, such as dramatic literature and poetry, is that it enables audience members to make connections with their own lives. In looking at the situation or state of a character, we can safely begin to look deeper into ourselves, and to ask questions that would scare us if we were simply staring into the mirror. Through their work, poets and playwrights also remind us that we are not alone–people everywhere, every day, in both the past and present, experience the same feelings that we ourselves do. Actor and director Susan Kopp will perform a variety of dramatic literature and poetry to explore the themes of personal responsibility, regret, and gratitude.

Susan Kopp is a local actor, director, musician, and educator. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Stephens College in Columbia and has performed in numerous productions both locally and regionally. Susan has worked frequently with Metro Theater Company and since 2002 has been a Teaching Artist at COCA, teaching and directing for summer arts camps and after-school programs. This spring, Susan will direct “Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy” for COCA. Susan is most proud of her work with Interchange, which partners classroom teachers with teaching artists to integrate the arts into academic curriculum.