Students on stage performing Marisol

Suzi Takahashi

Pace University's Actors Studio Drama School faculty member Suzi Takahashi

Suzi Takahashi
Process Lab

Suzi Takahashi is an actor, director, and devised theater maker. She holds a BA in Theatre from Barnard College, a MA in Performance Studies/NYU-Tisch, and an MFA in Directing from Stony Brook Southampton. Suzi trained with the SITI Company. She has taught theater at: ASDS at Pace, Pace University (IPE,) The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Theatre Studies/NYU Tish, and Swarthmore College. As an actor, she performed for artists like Richard Foreman, Richard Schechner, Phil Soltanoff, Kristin Marting, and Taylor Mac. Suzi was a three-year member of the Williamstown Theater Festival’s “Non-Eq” company, and has toured nationally and internationally. Recent directing credits include the world premiere of Magical Thinking at the Bristol Valley Theater. As a theater creator, Suzi has made fifteen original works. Her most recent creation, The Story Box, about the Japanese Incarceration, was directed by Kristin Marting and presented by the HERE Arts Center. Suzi was a two-time HARP Artist-in-Residence at HERE with her international women’s performance ensemble, Ex.Pgirl (2002-10). Also, she has been an Emerging Artist Directing Fellow at the New York Theater Workshop, and the winner of the 2009 Innovative Theater Award for Best Direction. Suzi has received numerous grants for her original works, which mostly explore Asian American identity.