Susan brings a rich history as a director and artistic director.  She has worked in theatres across the country including Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Playhouse Theatre Centre/Vancouver Playhouse, Alberta Theatre Projects, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Huron Country Playhouse and Watermark Theatre.  Her work embraces a rich range of genres that includes comedy, drama, classics, musical theatre, and theatre for young audiences.

As an Artistic Director, she has led two professional theatres, Globe Theatre, a unique theatre in the round in Regina Saskatchewan and London Ontario’s Grand Theatre.  Susan also has experience in actor training and encouraging emerging talent having worked in theatre training programs across the country including University of Alberta, National Theatre School, Banff Centre for the Arts, St Claire College, St Lawrence College, and George Brown College.  She recently returned from London England where her invigorating year of study at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama has enriched her work as an actor trainer, coach and theatre artist.

She has served on the board of the Canada Council and has been recognized for her work as an artistic leader with a YWCA Woman of Distinction (Regina).

“I am excited to begin this new adventure and together with the staff, board, and volunteers, building on the strengths of this beautiful and historically significant theatre.   Audiences and the community will be entertained and enriched while the theatre will invigorate the creative opportunities for artists and the community.”

“I love the beauty of Port Hope, an exquisite setting for this jewel of a theatre. I am looking forward to becoming an active member of the community.”

Together with Managing Director Erin Peirce, they will launch a new and exciting era for the theatre, the community, the region and beyond.