July 28th

10am – 1pm


One of the Bay Area’s leading instructors on the topic, Martin will lead students through her unique take on the physical and vocal rigor involved in creating viewpoint compositions.

What to wear: Dress to move

What to bring: Water. More specifics closer to session.


An award-winning director, teacher, and theatre maker, Susannah has taught and directed for organizations throughout the Bay Area. For five years, she was the Joint Artistic Director of Paducah Mining Co., a San Francisco-based theatre ensemble that produced acclaimed work by established playwrights and devised original pieces on complex material such as domestic terrorism, spousal abuse, and poverty in America. During her tenure with Paducah, she was awarded three Dean Goodman Choice Awards. She is also a Bay Area Critic’s Circle, Broadway World, and Shellie Award nominee. Directing credits include productions at Shotgun Players (company member); Mugwumpin (company member); San Francisco Playhouse; La Pena Cultural Center; the San Francisco International Arts Festival; Boxcar Theatre; Town Hall Theatre; Sonoma County Rep; Porchlight Theatre Company; TheatreFIRST; A.C.T.’s Professional Training Program; Sacramento Theatre Company; and countless readings and workshops for companies as varied as the Aurora Theatre Company, Playwright’s Foundation, Marin Theatre Company, Crowded Fire Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, and Z Space. Susannah is currently the Theatre Director and Arts Program Coordinator at San Francisco University High School as well as Guest Faculty at Saint Mary’s College. She taught movement, voice, acting, and composition for the California Shakespeare Theater for twelve years and directed several Shakespeare productions for their 5-week summer conservatory. Susannah received her BFA in Theatre from NYU. She received her MFA in Directing from UC Davis.

8 persons max per class.

All classes will be at Live Oak Theater, Berkeley


Individual session: $90

4 PACK: $280 ($70 per session)

8 PACK: $520 ($65 per session)

16 PACK: $960 ($60 per session)

Inquire and reserve your slots with Laura Espino: