More About SUSAN WESTFALL
Susan Westfall is a playwright and co-founder of City Theatre in Miami, Florida. City Theatre was founded in 1996, and it’s the only professional theatre in the country dedicated to developing and producing new work, specifically short form plays and musicals. Westfall is responsible for coordinating the company’s literary outreach to playwrights, agents and publishers, and various aspects of its unique programming including the City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest which attracts 1,000 works annually, and recognizes and awards excellence in writing for the short play/short musicals genre. She also manages many programs and conferences to support local, regional and national playwrights as well developing student playwrights. As a playwright to over a dozen pieces herself, Westfall's works include The Bestseller, Two Weekends and a Day, A Stitch in Time, Look At Me (Published in “Best Short Plays 2011”), The Wedding Party, Passing Through (Heideman Finalist) to name a few. Her original one minute play Feel the Tango was recently was adapted by Westfall and composer Joseph Illick Westfall as a fifteen minute opera, Feel the Tango! which that was performed at Performance Santa Fe and will premiere at the Fort Worth Opera this spring. Westfall has taught playwriting for the high school and college programs at the New World School of the Arts in Miami. She has been a recipient of a Florida Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship and a Remy Award for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre by the South from FSU, and lives on Key Biscayne with her husband Alan Fein, and has two sons Jake and Pete.