Susan Yassky
Joined 2019-11-01 20:15:38

Susan Yassky is the Literary Associate for The Civilians and a New York City-based playwright and dramaturg. She was a Dramaturgy and Literary Management Apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she worked on several productions in the 2019 Humana Festival of New American Plays. As a literary intern, she has worked at the Vineyard Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre and the York Theatre Company. Her plays have been developed at Actors Theatre of Louisville and Yale University. She received her B.A. in Theater Studies and Humanities from Yale in 2017.

Susan Yassky's articles

Emily Ackerman Collects Cleaning Supplies from Closed Schools for Essential Workers

In this week's update from The Civilians' Associate Artist community, Emily Ackerman talks about discovering a treasure trove of cleaning supplies at a closed school, and donating them to essential workers.

Marsha Stephanie Blake makes #MarshaMasks for Healthcare Workers

Over the next few weeks, Extended Play will be bringing you stories from members of The Civilians Associate Artist community. First up, Marsha Stephanie Blake tells us about her #MarshaMasks.

Sam Chanse on the Science of Trauma in “What You Are Now”

In this interview, playwright Sam Chanse discusses the workshop process for her new play "What You Are Now," and shares some of the things she read, watched, and listened to while she was writing it.

The Cast of “Whisper House” on Theater in the Time of Corona

In this interview with Extended Play, the cast of "Whisper House," which closed before its first preview due to COVID-19, reminisces about the show and discusses their hopes for its future.

“Hang On” Wants the Subway to Be for Everyone

In this interview with Extended Play, we talk to the creative team behind “Hang On,” an indie-folk exploration of the New York City subway. Come see “Hang On” this Monday, January 6 at 7PM at Joe’s Pub.

Revisiting “This Beautiful City” with the Original Cast

In this interview with Extended Play, members of the original cast of "This Beautiful City" talk about the show's origins, Michael Friedman's legacy and the bittersweet experience of recording the new album.