About

A former teacher and children's book editor, Dr. Susan Shafer is a full time playwright and education writer. She is the author of numerous short plays for adults, five plays for children, five nonfiction books for kids, and two books for teachers. In addition, her articles about freelancing have appeared on the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) website, Publishers Weekly, and nycitywoman.com

Susan is a member of The League of Professional Theater Women, the Dramatist Guild, and ASJA.

Other Works

  • "Hiccups in Writing for the Theater"

    September 23, 2015
  • "What Is the Newbery Medal?"

    March 4, 2015
  • "Superman's Defeat"

    Manhattan Rep, 2016
  • "Catch the Mah Jong Beat"

    Manhattan Rep, 2016
  • "Speak Up, Grayson!"

    Finalist, 2015. Acme New Works Winter Festival
  • "Lou Bitterman, Attorney at Law"

    Equity Piney Fork Playwriting Festival, 2016
  • "Writing a Children's Book? Make It Predictable"

    August 27, 2014
  • "Two Writers. No Waiting."

    April 9, 2014
  • "Georgia Makes a Scene"

    April 11, 2015
  • "The Story of My Covid Vaccination"

    2020
  • "A Clean Sweep"

    2019
  • Caring For a Lived One With Dementia

    2019
  • “Library Books For Homebound Readers”

    2018
  • On Stage: Women in History Come Alive

    2018
  • Visual Literacy

    2017
  • "Stuck on Your Novel? Finish It in Bed"

    2016
  • "Pass the Horseradish"

    2009. Production & TV airing. New Playwrights Play Competition, Lake Success, NY