Hello! I'm Susan Pfeffer. I'm pursuing an M.S. in Occupational Therapy at San Jose State University. Occupational therapy is a holistic interaction for creating purpose, meaning and satisfaction in the activities of daily life. I plan to practice in a pediatric hospital, clinic or school. I'm currently researching theater as an intervention for adolescents and studying occupational therapy recipients across the lifespan.
I'm also an Alexander Technique teacher and theatre artist/researcher. In my theatre career, I've taught at University of Nevada, Reno, New World School of the Arts, Florida International University and many other sites. Collaborating with the University of Nevada, Reno’s Robotics Research Lab, I examined actor-robot interaction within performance. At West Valley College, I devised Almost There, Nearly for the Theatre Department and choreographed Crawl Space for the Dance Department.
I am an affiliate of Home Soil, an international consortium where I directed the first inception of I Am the PIlot in Command and performed in Perfect Working Models. I hold an M.F.A. in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University and a certification from the American Society for the Alexander Technique.