An award-winning director, teacher, and theatre maker, Susannah has directed for Shotgun Players (where she is also a company member), TheatreFIRST, Aurora Theatre Company, Town Hall Theatre Company, Porchlight Theatre Company, Sonoma County Rep, Boxcar Theatre, and Mugwumpin, among others. She has taught for the California Shakespeare Theater for the past ten years and directed several Shakespeare productions for their 5-week summer conservatory. Susannah has also taught for UC Davis, Los Medanos College, Marin Theatre Company, and a variety of high schools throughout San Francisco and the East Bay. Susannah received her BFA from NYU and her MFA from UC Davis. Director Susannah Martin in rehearsal for Care of Trees at Shotgun Players (Berkeley) with actor Patrick Russell.
Laura Jacqmin is a Chicago-based playwright, the winner of the 2013 Kennedy Center David Mark Cohen New Play Award, and the winner of the 2008 Wasserstein Prize, a $25,000 award given to recognize an emerging female playwright. She graduated cum laude from Yale University and earned an MFA from Ohio University.