Suzanne Levy is an award-winning British-born journalist, now living in Los Angeles, who’s worked for the BBC, NPR, PBS and other three-letter organizations in the US and the UK. (She’s also worked for longer ones). As an actor, she performed at the Edinburgh festival and in community theater in London. One day she realized that while she was expert at telling other people’s stories, she’d never told her own. So she sat down and wrote her one-woman play about the identity-stretching experience of growing up Jewish in the UK. Yes, she likes bagels, lox, and a schmear of cream cheese. Yes, she likes tea. Sometimes she likes them together.
Director Stacie Chaiken is the founder of What’s the Story? LA, a workshop for writers and performers making compelling stuff based on personal material. As a writer-performer, her solo play The Dig, death, Genesis + the double helix, about an archeologist digging in the Middle East, received the 2017 Los Angeles Stage Raw Theatre Award for Solo Performance. Other plays include Looking for Louie, about immigrant family secrets, and What She Left, based on World War Two partisan narratives. Her current project Terrain Vague [Empty Space] is a performance-excavation of one square block in Downtown Los Angeles. staciechaiken.com