Sanctuary The Play
Profoundly affected by the 24-hour coverage of the conflict in Serbo-Croatia, Susanne felt compelled to bring attention to the plight of women during this horrific “Ethnic Cleansing,” and other brutal wars throughout our history.
A mother of two young children, she was inspired to do something to combat the sense of powerlessness of a suburban housewife in this time. This anger and frustration led her to create Sanctuary.
It has been performed at Off-Broadway at the Lion Theatre, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Times Square Festival, Philly Fringe Festival, and The Peace Center in Bucks County.
Critical Acclaim for Sanctuary
"A FINE PLAY about war as seen through the eyes of the women of the world. HAUNTING & ELECTRIC,,,. Susanne Sulby is a gifted actress who makes her argument in highly emotional scenes as she plays different women. She has come up with A MOVING, HIGHLY UNIQUE WORK that does make you stop and think. A GRIPPING, ENGAGING & DRAMATIC SHOW."
History News Network
"URGENT & COMPELLING! The subject of ‘Sanctuary’ is urgent, and its underlying question compelling – what can an individual do in the face of war and violence?"
New York Theater Guide
"Sanctuary - Taking Peace into Action" raises the important themes she expresses in her play and offers steps everyday people can take to promote peace and change. This signature talk has been delivered numerous times to a variety of audiences including peace organizations, faith based groups and to students.
"Why Do We Sound the Way We Do?" – There are hundreds, if not thousands, of dialects in the United States alone. Susanne explores the sounds behind our voices and how we develop those unique dialects based on location, culture and identity. This talk has been delivered at Universities, Cultural Institutions and on TV and Radio.
"Growing up in Prison" - Ms. Sulby relates true stories from her unique childhood, having grown up as the daughter of the last live-in warden at the Bucks County Prison. Her experiences inspire and entertain others demonstrating her resilience, adaptability and strength as a result of growing up in a highly abnormal environment. Susanne is presently participating in storytelling events while in the process of completing her memoir.
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