SUSAN MORGENSTERN (Producing Director) began directing in college by staging musical theatre concert readings while co-teaching American Musical Comedy with Tom Lehrer at UC Santa Cruz. She went on to teach and direct at the renowned Stage Door Manor performing arts camp in upstate New York. In Los Angeles, Susan has directed several shows at Theatre West, including Saturday Night at Grossinger’s, book by Stephen Cole, music by Claibe Richardson; and Barbara Nell Beery’s play, The Socialization of Ruthie Shapiro. At the Falcon/Garry Marshall Theatre, she directed Leap, by Arnold Margolin, Surviving Sex, by David Landsberg, and the hit comedy, The Psychic, by Sam Bobrick. Susan directed Happy Days, a New Musical, book by Garry Marshall, music/lyrics by Paul Williams, at Cabrillo Music Theatre. She directed an extended-run production of Meryl Cohn’s comedy Reasons to Live at the Skylight Theatre. She co-authored and directed 18 Minutes of Fame: A Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus in both Los Angeles and NYC. Susan works as a consultant show director at Disneyland, where she has had the privilege of working with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and all their pals. She has directed many Braid salon shows, as well as Annie Korzen: Famous Actress, and Ovation-recommended Sacred Resistance. Her position at The Braid has become the most meaningful of her theatre career, working with amazing actors, writers, and Braid leadership, while also informing and illuminating her Jewish life.