Susan Soon He Stanton

Susan Soon He Stanton’s plays include Today Is My Birthday (Page 73), Takarazuka!!! (Clubbed Thumb and East West Players), Cygnus (WP Theater Lab), Solstice Party! (Live Source Theatre Group), The Things Are Against Us (Washington Ensemble Theatre), Navigator (Honolulu Theatre for Youth).

She is a two-time Sundance Theatre Lab Resident Playwright, and she was awarded the inaugural Venturous Playwright Fellowship and Van Lier Fellowship at The Lark, the Leah Ryan FEWW Prize, a Po’okela Award for best new play. She was a Susan Glaspell Finalist, a runner-up for Southern Rep’s Ruby Prize, and received a Susan Smith Blackburn nomination, and a NET Partnership Grant with Satori Group.

Her work has been included on The Kilroys List from 2015-2017, and has received commissions from Yale Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theater/Crowded Fire, South Coast Repertory and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Writing groups past and present include Playwrights Center Core Writers’ Residency, Page 73’s Interstate 73, The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group,  Soho Rep. Writer/Director Lab, and Hedgebrook, among others.

She has received a Sloan Foundation Feature Film Development Grant and screenwriting award. Films include Dress (winner of 2014 Hawaii International Film Festival Audience Award). She writes for “Succession” (HBO). She received an M.F.A. in playwriting from Yale School of Drama and a B.F.A. from New York University.


Today Is My Birthday


The Things Are Against Us [les Choses Sont Contre Nous]




The Underneath

Whatever Happened To John Boy Kihano?


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