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Dr. Susan Thompson

lecturer in theatre

Courses: Introduction to Theatre, Physical Theatre

Susan has performed and taught in Europe, Latin America and the U.S.  She finished the two-year professional program at Jacques Lecoq’s International Theater School in Paris and completed her PhD in Theater History at Tufts. Research interests include the actor/creator, movement theater, mask and theatrical style’s work, and Latin American theatre.

Susan performed for five years with Flemish movement innovator Frederik Vanmelle's company based in Mexico City. Locally, she has been a core member of Pilgrim Theatre Research and Performance Collaborative since 1990. Her original plays include Missing Persons, Panic, and The Wild Place (co-authored with Jon Lipsky).  She also teaches and directs at Commonwealth School and has been a guest teacher/visiting artist at numerous area schools.