(Bio as of June 2022)
Susan H. Pak has taught playwriting, screenwriting, television writing and web series writing at the university level for over a decade, as well as at Chicago Dramatists where she was a resident playwright. Susan received an MFA in writing for the screen and stage at Northwestern University, and received both a BA in English and a JD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Susan's plays center on the myriad ways in which Asian Americans, and in particular Korean American women, resist the seduction of protection through assimilation. Productions and readings of her work include Miguk Saram (Local Lab 2021); Election (Goodman Theatre); The Fixer (Steppenwolf Theatre); Marabar (Chicago Dramatists); Ghost Girl (Workshop Theater); T.A.B. (New York’s Downtown Urban Theater Festival and the Manhattan Repertory Theater Festiva; Haters (New York’s Midtown International Theater Festival); Baby Shower (New York’s Network One Act Festival); Incredible Invisible (Chicago’s Bailiwick Director’s Fest) and The Writers (Theater Unleashed in Los Angeles). Her plays Miguk Saram and The F*ck House were both finalists at the 2020 and 2021 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference.