Susan Yankowitz writes
plays, librettos and fiction. Born and raised in Newark, N.J.,
she attended Weequahic High School in its glory days, Sarah
Lawrence College before it accepted boys, and Yale Drama School
during the ferment of Viet Rock and Paradise Now. Soon after
graduation she found her way to the Open Theatre and entered
into the work that became the formative experience of her
life in theater: writing Terminal in collaboration with the
Ensemble and her forever friend and mentor, Joseph Chaikin.
Since that time, she has written
numerous works that belong on the stage, among them:
Musicals and Operas:
Play (Robert Dennis)
Opera in Three Acts (Morris Moshe Cotel)
in the Spirit (Taj Mahal)
In the best of times, her work
has been called moving and poetic (LA Times);
scorching' (NPR); and breathtaking
(NY Times, Scotsman, and Pretoria News.) In the worst of times,
she tries to remember the best of times.
Her gratitude for encouragement
and support go to the Guggenheim Foundation, NEA, NYFA, TCG,
Opera America, Berilla Kerr, McKnight and Rockefeller Foundations;
Yaddo, MacDowell, Bogliasco and The Hermitage; and New Dramatists,
PEN, The Dramatists Guild, WGA and NYIH.
Her archive is held at Kent
State and her perpetually out-of-date website is www.susanyankowitz.com.
She can be reached through her agent, Robert Freedman firstname.lastname@example.org
- or at email@example.com