Susan began her love for the dramatic arts years ago where she appeared on stage as an actor and dancer.
Susan has been cast in Cincinnati Playwright Initiatives staged readings for the plays “1832” (August 2017), “Humble Pie” (February 2018), “All Decked Out” and “Going West” (March 2019) and “Cold Serial” in May 2019. She currently serves on its board as the Treasurer and Marketing Manager.
Susan has performed on stage as Snow White in the Contrary Tales production of the “The Big Bad Wolves” at Village Players in Fort Thomas, KY in June 2018. She was cast in August 2019 as Destiny, a featured dancer with the ensemble for “Rock of Ages” with Queen City Productions. In September 2019, she performed the female lead as Emily Gorski in the Sunset Players September 2019 production of “Greetings!” Susan was also cast in “Cole” where she performed as a vocalist and dancer for the Loveland Stage Company in November 2019.
Susan began her playwriting career in 2018 with her first 10-minute play, “Denise’s Do-Over” which was selected for the February 2019 fundraiser for CPI and the American Heart Association's production of “Lovefest, Romantic Shorts from the Heart." “Denise’s Do-Over” was also selected for a staged production at The Drama Workshop’s 10-minute play festival, “Home Brew Theater” in June 2019 at the Glenmore Playhouse and will be seen again online as a filmed performance at TDW's "Home View Theater" in December 2020. She completed her first full-length play “Not Just Cousins” which was performed virtually by the Dramatists Guild in May 2020 from which she also wrote a 10-minute play excerpt, "Buy the Book."
In 2019, Susan co-wrote a full length play with her husband, Doug Decatur, "Unfinished Business" which was a Second Round selection for the playwriting award given at the 2020 Austin Film Festival and is also a finalist at ScreenCraft for its 2020 playwriting competition.
Susan is a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, OH and obtained her MBA in 2013 from Indiana Wesleyan University.