The National Civil War Project

Susan V. Booth

Susan joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001. In the past eleven seasons, she has initiated the Collision Projectfor teens, the National Graduate Playwriting Competition, and created local producing partnerships with Georgia Shakespeare, True Colors and the nine theatre companies that participated in the Alliance’s CitySeries.

She has also overseen regional collaborative productions with Actors Theatre of Louisville, AlabamaShakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, Goodman Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Pasadena Playhouse,St. Louis Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, as well as commercial partnerships on projects including ComeFly Away; The Color Purple; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; SISTER ACT the Musical; Bring inDa’ Noise, Bring in Da’ Funk; Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL; Twist; and Bring It On: The Musical. As a director,Alliance projects have included Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL, Proof, Doubt, Day of the Kings, IntimateApparel, Jacques Brel, Bluish, Frame 312, August: Osage County, Into the Woods, and the world premieremusical by Stephen King and John Mellencamp, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. She has directednationally at theatres including Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre ofLouisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others.

Susan holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the KemperFoundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern and DePaul University and Emory University.She is a member of Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2003, has been cited as a Lexus Leader of the Arts by WABE-FM, and has been named “Best New Visionary” by Atlanta Magazine and Best Local Director in the TheSunday Paper’s Readers Choice Awards and by Creative Loafing. She is a past President of the Board ofDirectors for Theatre Communications Group (the national service organization for the field) and serves onthe board of the Metro Atlanta Arts and Culture Coalition. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is theproud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal.