Suzanne Agins is a freelance director and Artistic Director of the Upstart Creatures, , a company dedicated to creating (meta)physical feasts that combine theater and food (www.upstartcreatures.com). Recent: Mamma Mia! and Memphis (Cape Fear Regional Theatre), The Heart of Robin Hood by David Farr (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill, adapted from Jane Austen (Hangar Theatre), Dreamgirls (CFRT, 7 BroadwayWorld Awards including Best Musical and Best Direction), In the Heights (Hangar, regional premiere, 5 SALT awards including Best Musical and Best Direction), The Club by Amy Fox (Rough Cut production at Ensemble Studio Theatre). Off Broadway: world premiere of Radiance by Cusi Cram (Labyrinth Theater Company, developed in Rising Phoenix’s Cino Nights series), Jailbait by Deirdre O’Connor (world premiere, Cherry Lane), The Secret Narrative of the Phone Book by Gordon Cox (world premiere, Kraine Theater). Other projects include: Lucy and the Conquest by Cusi Cram (world premiere, Williamstown Theater Festival), Alligator by Hilary Bettis and The Burden of Not Having A Tail by Carrie Barrett (Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference), Fuente Ovejuna: A Disloyal Adaptation by Cusi Cram, inspired by Lope de Vega's play (Princeton University, developed with Labyrinth Theater Company), Noel Coward's Fallen Angels (Dorset Theater Festival), Wing It, a new musical inspired by Aristophanes’ The Birds, by Gordon Cox and Kris Kukul (world premiere, Williamstown), three Maddy Mann stage shows created with Ryan Migge (Ars Nova, soloNOVA festival at the DR2, Dixon Place), Maddy Mann's webseries QUADS!. Ms. Agins served as Artistic Associate for New Plays at Williamstown Theatre Festival from 2005-2007. She holds an MFA in Directing from UC San Diego, is the recipient of a Princess Grace Fellowship, an adjunct faculty member at Princeton University (her alma mater), and a member of SDC.
photo: Xanthe Elbrick