SUSANNA GELLERT works as Associate Producer at Theatre For A New Audience. Prior to joining TFANA, she was Artistic Producer and Resident Director at Center Stage in Baltimore where she directed Mud Blue Sky by Marisa Wegrzyn and the world premiere screening of My America, commissioned by Center Stage and filmed by Hal Hartley. Recent directing credits include Crimes of the Heart (Everyman Theater), Open the Dark Door by David Nugent (New York Music Theater Festival), Visiting Day by Andy Bragen (Sewanee Writers' Conference), and III: Fugue States (PS 122). Additional directing credits include The Lacy Project by Alena Smith (The Ohio Theater), You Can't Take It WIth You (University of Rochester), The Boss In The Satin Kimono by Blake Hackler (New York International Fringe Festival), The Duchess of Malfi (FSU/Asolo Conservatory), and Marat/Sade (The Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College). She has written and directed adaptations of Tamburlaine the Great and Valkyrie (Target Margin Theater) and Maeterlink's L'Interieur (American Living Room). Susanna has taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Rochester, Bard College, Columbia University, and NYU. She was the founding Artistic Director of Chicago's I-80 Drama Co. and an associate artist at Target Margin Theater. A recipient of SDCF's Sir John Gielgud Fellowship and the Julian Milton Kaufman Memorial Prize, Susanna holds degrees from Columbia University, Yale School of Drama, and The University of Chicago.