Susan Stroupe is a Baltimore-based theater maker, with a focus in collaboratively devised pieces; scripts that challenge norms of race, gender, and genre; theater in nontraditional spaces; and critically examining and expanding the collective mythology of the dominant narrative. She has worked in the Twin Cities, LA, NYC, Albuquerque, Baltimore and her hometown Atlanta as a director, performer, writer, puppeteer, teaching artist, dramaturg, and deviser, In Baltimore, she works as a freelance director for independent companies, and she is a founding member and Artistic Associate for Submersive Productions, serving on the core creative team for The Mesmeric Revelations! Of Edgar Allan Poe, H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum, The Institute of Visionary History, and MASS/Rabble. She is a long-time member of the Teaching Artist team at Baltimore Center Stage, and a continuing associate of Philip Arnoult’s Center for International Theatre Development. She received her BA from Macalester College and MFA in Theatre Arts from Towson University, and has worked as an adjunct professor at Towson University, the University of Baltimore, and UMBC.