Susan Pfeffer is a researcher and theatre artist. She investigates contemplative theatre practice, sound and movement informed by Alexander Technique and the integration of new technologies. Susan has taught at University of Nevada, Reno, New World School of the Arts, Florida International University, Dankook University, Anyang University, University of Miami and Naples Philharmonic. Collaborating with the University of Nevada, Reno’s Robotics Research Lab, she has examined actor-robot interaction within performance. At West Valley College, Susan devised Almost There, Nearly for the Theatre Department and choreographed Crawl Space for the Dance Department. She instructs for West Valley College and teaches in private practice.
She has created with many collaborative ensembles based out of San Francisco, New York, Boulder, Seoul and Miami that have included performances at the Boulder Fringe Festival, Camposition and RUF, among others. She is an affiliate of Home Soil, an international consortium where she directed the first inception of I Am the PIlot in Command and performed in Perfect Working Models. Susan holds an M.F.A. in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University, is certified by the American Society for the Alexander Technique and the American Center for the Alexander Technique and possesses a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.