Susan Boulanger is a director, actor, producer, and educator from Los Angeles. Her direction has been seen in a variety of productions in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, as well as San Francisco, Alaska, and Pennsylvania. Productions on which she has collaborated have been honored with the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Outstanding Achievement Award for Solo Performance, and Ovation, L.A. Weekly, Garland, and Robby nominations and awards. Her expertise ranges from classical to contemporary genres, as well as her special love, musical theatre.
Susan has worked in various regional theatres in Southern California. She worked with the Mark Taper Forum New Works Festival for five seasons, and was Project Coordinator for a Showtime/Mark Taper Forum project written by and starring Don Cheadle. Her work with South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa includes assistant director on Skylight.
Other work with professional companies includes directing a number of workshops and staged readings of original plays with a variety of theatres, most notably with the new works programs at The Blank Theatre and Son of Semele Theatre in Hollywood, and Playwrights Kitchen Ensemble in Beverly Hills. She also directed a concert for the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra starring celebrated international opera diva Suzanna Guzman.
In addition to producing stage plays, she served as Associate Producer for the L.A. Stage Alliance Ovations Award Show at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, and served as an Ovation Award voter for five years.
Susan has served as Director of Artistic Development at York Little Theatre in Pennsylvania. Her experience also includes acting (stage, commercials, industrials, voice overs, TV) and stage management (plays, musicals, and dance, as well as work on Disneyland’s FANTASMIC!). She recently entered the world of corporate shows when she wrote and directed a show for Greater Nevada Credit Union in Reno, "GNCU on Broadway."
As a theatre educator, she has taught and directed productions at a variety of colleges in Southern California. For eight years, Susan was the head of the Theatre Arts Department at Lake Tahoe Community College, where she taught a variety of theatre courses, directed and produced plays and musicals from a variety of genres, ran an improvisation group, and created a variety of outreach events for the community.
Susan is a proud graduate of the CSU Fullerton Department of Theatre and Dance, where she earned both her Bachelors and Masters degrees.