Conversations from Penn State: Susan Russell

Making Change Make Sense

Discover the importance of dignity, change, and living in the NOW.

About the Guest

Susan Russell, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Theatre at The Pennsylvania State University. Between her educational pursuits, she experienced a twenty-five year career as a professional actor on and off-Broadway, as well as a career in regional theatre and opera companies across the country. Russell is the creator and Artistic Director of Cultural Conversations, which uses theatre, music, dance, and visual art to foster and promote dialogues about diversity; the core programming of the festival is an in-school program called Body Language. An accomplished playwright and author, Russell was appointed Penn State Laureate for 2014-2015.

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