Doug Fahl

Susanna Burney’s Acting Life

Susanna Burney

by Doug Fahl on September 1, 2011

I first met Susanna Burney almost 20 years ago when we both performed in the booming fringe theater community in Seattle – primarily at Annex Theater. I was impressed by her intelligence, her easy manner and her ability to juggle so many different facets of her career.

Over the years, she’s been a dedicated and busy theater professional wearing multiple hats from actress to teacher to director to artistic director/co-founder of Our American Theater Company and now to marketing director of ArtsWest. Additionally, her major role in John Carpenter’s latest movie “The Ward” and her notable voice-over work have brought her national recognition. I’ve always found her to be a motivating spirit in my friendship, so I was curious to talk to her about how she motivates herself and about the highlights in her career. Continue reading…