SUSAN FENLEY (Co-Artistic Director) has been a member of the Wagner College Theatre faculty since 2002 and teaches acting, improvisation, and mime to theatre majors. She also has taught at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Paper Mill Playhouse. A member of Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild, Susan was an actor, singer, and mime for over 20 years and has appeared on stage and in movies, TV, commercials, and print. Susan has worked with companies that include L.A. Actors Theatre, LaMama, Twelfth Night Repertory Co. and Cherry Lane Theatre. She is also the executive/artistic director of Staten Island’s Sundog Theatre where she has produced or directed over 50 shows. As a teaching artist, Susan worked in NYC schools for several years before founding Sundog. She was a musical theatre major at U.S. International University’s School of Performing Arts in San Diego, California.
DAVID SISCO is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild, BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop (Advanced) and is an alumnus of the New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio in New York. He is the author of Here I Am: A Musical Personal Ad, Variations on a Theme of You, and BAIT n’ SWISH. David is currently collaborating with Tom Gualtieri on two musicals: Falling to Earth, and a forthcoming project with book writer Michael Zam (author of "Feud"). A winner of the 2010 NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Composition Award, David's music has been heard at concerts produced by New Music New York, Joy in Singing, Lyricfest, Songfest, Songfusion and at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. David has served on the voice faculties of Northeastern University, Suffolk University, and Marymount Manhattan College. He currently maintains an active studio in New York and leads masterclasses around the country and internationally on preparing contemporary art song and musical theatre. With business partner Laura Josepher, David runscontemporarymusicaltheatre.com
Rusty has worked for Wagner College since 1997 and is currently the Head of Dance. Rusty is a trained dancer, director/choreographer and movement specialist working for the past 30 years in the NYC area. He has performed internationally throughout Japan, Europe and North America and is a Certified Movement Analyst and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist/Educator. He has also worked as Artistic Director for Bergen Festival Theatre Company, Bergen County, NJ and Lycian Center, Sugar Loaf,NY as well as Dance Director and Company Manager for Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven,NJ. Performance highlights: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Surflight, Mac-Haydn Theatre, Peridance Dance Ensemble, Acanthus Ballet Company.
GUEST ARTISTS will include a professional headshot photographer, Tony winning actress, and other New York City professionals including graduates of Wagner's department currently working and starring on Broadway.