Monday, September 27, 2010
Talking With... Susan Johnson Lawrence
Susan Johnson Lawrence (Marks) did her first show at BFT, Counter-Culture, in 1979, directed by Carl Stewart. She is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College where she studied with Arnold Powell. Mrs. Lawrence lived in Philadelphia for seven years before going to NYC to study Shakespeare with Uta Hagen. She left NYC for Aspen and came home to Birmingham in 1997. Then her life began for real with kids and a mortgage. In 2000 she directed Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde here at BFT. Other roles have included Rita in Educating Rita and Agnes in I Do, I Do at Aspen Theatre in the park, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Chestnut Hill Shakespeare, Desiree in A Little Night Music at Town and Gown, and Amanda in Private Lives at the Alys Stephens Center.