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 Play House. A member of Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild, Susan has been an actor, singer, and mime for over 20 years and has appeared on stage and in movies, 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 25 shows. As a teaching artist, Susan worked in NYC schools for several years before founding Sundog. Susan was a musical theatre major at U.S. International University’s School of Performing Arts in San Diego, California.
DAVID SISCO is a prolific art song composer, whose work has been performed across the country, including concerts produced by Friends & Enemies of New Music, The Greenwich School Music House and Lyricfest. David received a stipend from the National Endowment for the Advancement of Arts to present a recital of his music at the prestigious Liederkranz Club in New York. Other shows include Variations on a Theme of You, Sopranos (featured at the 2002 NYC International Fringe Festival), a one-act opera called The Catbird Seat, and BAIT, a play also featured at 2006 Columbus Theatre Festival, winning six awards, including Best Comedy. As a singer, David is much sought after. The Boston Herald praised his performance of the AIDS Quilt Song Book, saying he sang with “heart-breaking sincerity.” Mr. Sisco has served on the faculties of Northeastern and Suffolk University, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Marymount Manhattan College. David received his BA in vocal performance and composition honors from Syracuse University, and a MM in vocal performance at Boston University School for the Arts.
RUSTY CURCIO, WCT's Head of Dance
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 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.