"Fresh and Exuberant"



"Simply Phenomenal"

"Freakin' Spectacular!"

I am currently serving as Artistic Director of The New Short Play Festival.

As we wait to gather for live theatre once again, please join us for our virtual reading series via Zoom.

Projects that are Coming Soon

Really excited to launch a new musical and project with the fantastic writer Stephen Munshaw.  

"I Know Who I Am" is one of the new songs.

TIES THAT BEHIND the musical


Sebastian Alexander is on the vocals.


"Director Michael Susko’s straightforward staging realizes the piece’s humor, drama and sensitivity through accomplished simplicity." Darryl Reilly: TheatreScene.net

"And, just when you think director/choreographer Michael Susko has pulled the last rabbit out of his hat, he shares his endless creativity with us in magical imagery, special character nuances, engaging comedy and especially, a dance ensemble worthy of show stopping applause." MARY POPPINS

"From its statuesque opening montage — a stunning black and white, high society costume parade — to its poignant yet purposely undecided conclusion, — “My Fair Lady” is a sparkling triumph". Southcoast Today

"Under the precise direction/choreography of Michael Susko...this "Sound of Music" will make you forget you've ever seen it before, on stage or on film. Festival Theatre's "The Sound of Music" is as fresh and exuberant as anything previous experienced for the very first time". Lorraine Lucciola- Southcoast Today

"Singin' in the Rain delivers on so many levels that it's hard to separate them. Michael Susko, director and choreographer of the production, gives us an exquisitely well-crafted, cohesive piece of work from beginning to end". Lorraine Lucciola- Southcoast Today

"Under the insightful direction of Michael Susko, (West Side Story) delivers the goods in a powerful and poignant presentation which propels the audience to their feet at the curtain call.  Michael takes Arthur Laurents well written script and makes it soar in both the comic and dramatic aspects.."

 Lorraine Lucciola- Southcoast Today


"Special kudos go to director Susko...Thanks to his smart choices and the cast’s first-rate performances this was truly a Millie to treasure. I'm not going to forget it anytime soon". 

Nicola McEldowney - netheatregeek.com



a new musical.

Book by Jennie Fahn

Music and Lyrics by Joe Symon

Directed by Michael Susko

Producer:  Lisa Reich

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