From early childhood Suzanne fell in love with the stage, and that affair has never ended - she has acted, directed, stage managed, designed and built sets, served as everything from a dresser to a follow spot operator to a playwright. With more than 100 theatre credits under her belt in her home state of Alabama, it was only natural for her to end up working in Houston's world class theatre district upon moving to Texas. Suzanne is a proud Gryffindor, dog mom to a rescued Aussie mix named Hamilton, and an amateur dramaturg.
Imagine getting ready for an evening at the theatre - most of us are excited and eager, anticipating an entertaining evening of dinner or maybe drinks with friends, then the thrill of the curtain rising. Now imagine you are a member of the population whose mode of transportation is a wheelchair or walker, or someone whose hearing or vision loss prevents the sights and sounds of the stage from being clear. Suddenly an evening out becomes a minefield of obstacles that can hinder or even prevent full enjoyment. That sense of excitement becomes anxiety. Logistics such as parking and stairs that most take for granted can easily become a barrier to an evening of music, theatre or dance.