Susan Sassi was born in South Jersey but currently resides in LA. Susan was thrilled to have been a writer for the 2017 CBS Diversity Showcase, and to have placed as a Finalist for the 2018 New Voices Script Competition and CineStory TV Writing Retreat. She is also happy to have been a Semi-finalist for the 2017 NBC Writers on the Verge and a Quarter-finalist for the ScreenCraft Pilot Launch, and Austin Film Fest Teleplay Competition.
She wrote and produced the musical, “Victorian Courting and Zombies,” which sold out at the LA Fringe Fest and got a shout-out from NPR. It continued enjoying successful runs at UCB and iO West. Susan also wrote, produced, and starred in the web series Cathy In Real Life, which was an Official Selection at Dances with Films, IFS Film Festival, CineFest, LA Comedy Fest, IndieWise Film Fest, and WRPN TV ’s Shorts Festival.
Having come from a theatrical and comedic acting background and having held several internships with feminist theatre companies, her scripts tend to be female-centered, character-driven comedies with a slight bend toward the theatrical and absurd.