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Susan Pak

  • History of Dramatic Literature
  • ​​MFA, Writ​ing for the Screen and Stage, Northwestern University

  • Theatre Studies

​​Susan H. Pak has taught playwriting, screenwriting, television writing, and webseries writing at the university-level for over a decade, as well as at Chicago Dramatists where she was a resident playwright.  Susan received an MFA in writing for the screen and stage at Northwestern University, and received both a BA in English and a JD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Susan's plays center on the myriad ways in which Asian Americans, and in particular Korean American women, resist the seduction of protection through assimilation. Productions and readings of her work include: Miguk Saram at Local Lab 2021, Election at the Goodman Theater, The Fixer at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Marabar at Chicago Dramatists, Ghost Girl at the Workshop Theater, T.A.B. at New York's Downtown Urban Theater Festival and the Manhattan Repertory Theater Festival, Haters at New York's Midtown International Theater Festival, Baby Shower at New York's Network One Act Festival, Incredible Invisible at Chicago's Bailiwick Director's Fest, and The Writers at Theater Unleashed in Los Angeles. Her plays Miguk Saram and The F*ck House were both finalists at the 2020 and 2021 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference.​