Susanne Sulby has been teaching and acting for over 30 years. Her teaching career began at the University of the Arts where her classes included Voice and Speech for the Actor, Acting, and The Business of Acting. She has taught for The Walnut Street Theater, Wilma Theater, Mike Lemon Casting, Wickline Casting, and numerous other performing arts companies and institutions of higher learning. In addition, Miss Sulby has maintained a private practice of acting, dialect coaching, accent reduction, and corporate training for the past 30 years. Utilizing skills from the theatrical world along with training from internationally known corporate coaches like Anthony Robbins and Landmark Worldwide, Ms. Sulby helps her clients gain skills in public speaking, leadership, and creativity as they would apply to the work environment.
She served as Dialect coach for Jared Harris for Brave the Dark (Post), the cast of Mare of Easttown for HBO (multi Emmy Nominated actors), the cast of 21 Bridges, Jacki Weaver (Academy Award Nominee, Animal Kingdom) in Silver Linings Playbook, directed by David O. Russell. Other dialect coaching credits include 1776 at the Ford’s Theatre directed by Peter Flynn, dialect coach for Razaaq Adoti (Amastad, Blackhawk Down) on Cover directed by Bill Duke (Predator, X-Men) among others.
Her performance career has included numerous plays from Shakespeare to original works. She is also a writer, and had the pleasure of performing her multi-media solo show Sanctuary,directed by Stephen Stahl, at The Lion Theatre, Theatre Row to glowing reviews. She appeared in InterAct Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Thomas Gibbons’ Black Russian, directed by Seth Rozin, and as Molly Bloom in the staged reading of A Dublin Bloom based on James Joyce’s Ulysses at the Annenberg Center’s Zellerbach Theatre, directed by Gregory Doran of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her most recent film credit is in Silver Linings Playbook opposite Bradley Cooper. She can also be seen with Billy Crudup in the award-winning 2000 Evenstar feature film, Jesus’ Son. Ms. Sulby is a designated Linklater Voice Teacher and proud member of SAG/AFTRA/AEA.