Owens, Suzanne (R.)
OWENS, Suzanne (R.)
PERSONAL: Born in Canada; daughter of E. Cullen (a surgeon) and Evelyn (a nurse) Bryant; married M. Snow (marriage ended); married E. Owens, October 17, 1970; children: (second marriage) Evangeline, Cullen. Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of Western Ontario, B.A., 1967; American Musical and Dramatic Academy, graduated, 1968; Emerson College, M.F.A., 1990; trained for the stage at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England. Religion: Protestant. Hobbies and other interests: Art, theater.
ADDRESSES: Home—12 Paula Beth St., Littleton, MA 01460. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Poet. University of Massachusetts—Lowell, teacher of writing and literature, 1990-93; Fitchburg State College, teacher of acting and writing, 1993-2000; also taught classes at Emerson College, 1988, Anna Maria College, 1990, 1991, Endicott College, 1991-93, Salem State College, 1992, 1993, Mount Wachusetts State College, 1992, 1997, 1998, and Worcester State College, 1995; teacher of creativewriting workshop at Lancaster Prison, 1992. Professional actress; appeared with First National Company in the play The Star-spangled Girl; stage manager of musical Stage Struck, produced in Long Island, NY; also appeared in plays The Crucible, Arms and the Man, A Winter's Tale, Lord Halewyn, A View from the Bridge, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Lark, The Rivals, Teach Me How to Cry, Murder in the Cathedral, The Late Christopher Bean, Gigi, The Rainmaker, The Cave Dwellers, Fiorello!, Bye Bye Birdie, In Half an Hour, and Hello out There; appeared in film The Honest Truth, released by National Film Board of Canada; appeared in the Canadian television series Scarlet Hill and in Christ in the Concrete City, Canadian Broadcasting Corp.; created and managed a weekly radio program in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; also appeared in television commercials.
MEMBER: Screen Actors Guild, Actors' Equity Association, Actors' Equity Association of Canada, Wedgewood Hunting and Fishing Club (Quebec), Friends of Concord Library.
AWARDS, HONORS: Beatrice Albert fellow, Millay Colony for the Arts, 1993; Chapbook Award, Frank Cat Press, 1996, for Theater Poems; Phyllis Smart Young Prize, 1998, for the poem "God Is a Cowboy Who Rides a Lame Horse."
Theater Poems (poetry chapbook), Frank Cat Press (Boulder, CO), 1996.
The Daughters of Discordia (poetry), BOA Editions (Rochester, NY), 2000.
Author of play, The Black Shawl. Work represented in anthologies, including Emily Dickinson Award Anthology, [Flagstaff, AZ], 1998. Contributor of poetry to periodicals, including Salmagundi, Earth's Daughters, Mississippi Review, Ploughshares, Spoon River Poetry Review, Seneca Review, Queen's Quarterly, Calliope, Lullwater Review, and Fiddlehead. Poetry editor, Beacon, 1990.
WORK IN PROGRESS: A book on "theater poems and play theater."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2000, review of The Daughters of Discordia.