Susan Skosko earned her BFA in Theatre Arts Performance, from the Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus. While at PSU, at the age of 21, she was the winner of the Frank S. Neusbaum Theatre Arts Fund Award, Talent Scholarship. She was featured in Myles and Velvet Eddie, Penn State’s Cannes Film winner, which later went on to the Cannes Film Festival in France.
At Penn State Main her BFA Studies included a semester of intense Shakespeare Studies with professor, Michael Connolly, and members from the Royal Shakespeare Company were brought in to teach workshops in Stage Combat and Monologue studies for BFA and MFA Candidates. Her PSU studies also included an intensive semester of “THE GREEKS-The War-The Murders-The Gods”, a cycle of 10 plays that the RSC performed; adapted, wrote and directed by John Barton and Kenneth Cavander.
Highlight role at Penn State URTC was Mr. Bertie, in THE CLUB, a musical diversion where 7 women portray 7 men at the turn of the century. The ladies were bound, padded, and restrained for their roles as men, costumed by Timothy R. McKelvey in proper club period attire. Daily Collegian columnists Joan Morykin wrote, “An especially funny scene involves presentation of the Club’s annual play, in which Susan Skosko as the treasurer, Bertie, portrays a woman. As an actress playing a man playing a man’s idea of a woman, Skosko amusingly maneuvers the audience through several layers of stereotypical sexist imagery.”
Off-and Off-Off Broadway, and NYC credits: Off-Off-Broadway she was recently seen as Tilly in Dostoyevsky/The Voire Dire Project 1.5 at the acclaimed Theater For The New City’s 2017 Dream Up Festival, produced with Cosmic Orchid. Last seen at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in “FATE” and in the one woman shows “THERAPIST”, “THE GUARDIAN”, by Coni Koepfinger.
Susan’s wide range of work also includes Off-Broadway Children’s Theatre with The Don Quijote Experimental Children’s Theatre, NYC, and has toured with them. She also toured the Eastern and Southern USA Seaboards, and Texas with The National Theatre For Children, parent company located in San Diego, CA, and Philadelphia, PA. Other Tours include American Family Theater and Theatre Arts For Youths of Philadelphia, PA.
Summer Stock, Repertory, and Regional favorites. Susan performed Summer Stock in Repertory for 2 years at the Boothbay Dinner Theatre of Maine as Mama in CHICAGO, Mickey in MY ONE AND ONLY, Dinette in “PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES”, BABY ensemble, SINGING IN THE RAIN ensemble, and core cast member in 3 Musical Reviews. Other favorite roles include Georgette in IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (Pittsburgh Pendemer Productions Premiere), Mrs. Sitgood, LONDON SUITE (Pendemer), Cookie/Claire RUMORS (Washington & Jefferson), Mistress/Hostess Quickly in HENRY IV PART I & II abridged (Unseam’d Shakespeare Co PGH) and Fraulein Schneider, CABARET (Worthington Scranton Players.)
Susan has also performed many times at The Pittsburgh New Works Festival, where she was runner up for Best Supporting Actress in “Bernard” and runner up for best Actress in “New Hope” and “A Skewed Nude.”
Currently she performs in over 6 plays in Repertory for Mystery’s Most Wanted Performance Art Theatre of Pittsburgh, PA, also represented by Talent Network, Inc. Most notable roles with MMW are Natasha in MOBSTERS and Mama in DIAL “M” FOR MOTHER.”
As a former member of Toastmasters International, Susan wrote and delivered over 50 original speeches; held offices of President and Vice-President of Education; entered, participated, and won many contests including the 2011 District 13 Speech Evaluation Contest, held at the annual district convention in Sandusky, Ohio, where she won over the final 7 male contestants.
Susan has been on many Theatre board of directors including Unseam’d Shakespeare Company, Promethea, Pendemer, and the newly formed Dionysus Festival of NYC. She has also Co-Produced, Directed and Performed at Manhattan Repertory Theatre. Off Broadway at Secret Stages, she was the Assistant Stage Manager for Coffee House Magic, performed in their Fringe Festival. She has also Stage Managed NYC in collaboration with Playwrights Horizons. Susan is certified Advanced Scuba Diver, and does underwater photography for USGladius.com
Come see me in: THE PACKAGE - by Ken LeSure - NYSummerfest Theater Festival 2018
July 10 @ 9pm
July 11 @ 6:15pm
July 14 @ 3:30pm - Saturday
Play running time 90 minutes
Hudson Guild Theater
441W 26th St
New York, NY 10001