Department of Theatre and Dance
M.F.A., Contemporary Performance, Naropa University, Boulder CO
Originally from Miami, Susan Pfeffer is a physical theatre actor, devised performance creator and Alexander Technique teacher. Her performances are structured in collage form and rooted in the contemplative arts. She has performed and taught in Florida, Colorado, New York City, and Seoul, Korea, and has appeared on the Today Show, Mtv Latin America, the Travel Channel, and Spy Myungwol.
Recently, Professor Pfeffer collaboratively created and performed "Antipodes" with the SMS ensemble at the Cleveland Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology. "Antipodes" was an experiment in constructing original theatre through online communication and convening in the same physical space one day before the performance. SMS asked the question: Do Skype and Gchat generate greater connection or exacerbate loneliness?
In the Department of Theatre and Dance, she teaches performers how to remove blockages in the voices and bodies in order to become more expressive and lively onstage. In the spring she will direct students in a dance-theatre performance, "I Am the Pilot in Command," inviting them to devise within this structured new work.
Professor Pfeffer continues to build original theatre with SMS in Chicago and Jessica Wheeler in Sioux City and plans to tour her work in Miami, Chicago, Sioux City, and Reno.
Read more about Susan Pfeffer at http://www.unr.edu/cla/theatredance/lazarus.html