006: Co-Artistic Director Susannah Hough gets honest about the business of theatre

Susannah Hough speaks candidly about her role as co-artistic director of a growing theatre company and her role as Lucinda in Honest Pint’s production of THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX. Soak up her wisdom about season planning, funding, working in partnership, maintaining harmony within a company, and every artistic director’s rite of passage….scrubbing the toilets.

Susannah Hough is Co-Artistic Director of Honest Pint Theatre Co. She hails from Los Angeles but has called the Triangle home for many years now, and is a veteran of numerous stage and film companies here. As an actor, she’s worked with Honest Pint Theatre Co., Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Deep Dish Theater Co., Justice Theater Project, Raleigh Little Theatre, Theatre in the Park, Theatrefest, and more. She has appeared in short films with Bombshell Studios, Turnip Films and Carbon Footprint, as well as numerous commercials and industrial videos. She coaches young actors for auditions and teaches acting classes, as well. Susannah is playing Lucinda in Honest Pint’s production of THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX by Bathsheba Doran running October 27-November 12 at NRACT (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre). For tickets, visit the NRACT website.

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Additional Links:

Honest Pint Theatre

Honest Pint on Patreon

Susannah Hough’s website

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre

Podcast recorded at Shadowbox Studio in Durham, NC.

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