Sue Yocum spends her time pursuing two passions: animal welfare and theater. In January 2005, she created Playwrights for Pets, which has so far produced more than 20 benefits for animal welfare organizations! As a volunteer at the New York Foundling Center, Sue formed a writing/performance workshop with teens and directed their variety show performed for clients and staff. Having begun her life in the theater as an actress, Sue chose to focus on writing and directing after years of performing, writing, and directing sketch comedy. Recent New York City productions include All in a Day’s Work, Mates, Between Us Gals, and The Ultimate Redemption Plan as playwright; and Camera-Ready Art, Audience, and Herstorical Figures II as director. Proud member of Dramatists Guild of America, Actors’ Equity, SAG-AFTRA, Charles Maryan’s Playwrights/Directors Workshop, the Barrow Group’s FAB Women, and Honor Roll! (an advocacy and action group of women+ playwrights over 40). Born in Philadelphia, PA, Sue grew up in Edison, NJ. After graduating from Temple University, she lived in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey, and has lived in her adopted hometown of Brooklyn, NY for more than 30 years. Sue thanks all past, present, and future supporters of Playwrights for Pets. You rock!
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*Why do I keep doing theater?
I chose this question because part of me believes the answer is obvious (I love it!), but another part of me isn't sure I really know the answer. What I do know is that during those times of my life when I was unable to create as a theater artist, there was a huge hole in my life. And I realize that making theater is something I need to do as well as something I love to do.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON?
365 Women A Year plays/monologues, producing the next Playwrights for Pets benefit, directing a friend's play, and writing a triptych about murder.