Liz is a writer, producer, and actor for The Susie House. A widely published and recorded poet, spoken word artist and storyteller, Liz has performed her work extensively, from a summer-long tour with Lollapalooza to the Icelandic Opera House. She founded and produced the influential "Gynomite" women's erotica reading series, touring company, and writing workshop for over a decade. She has also been a public radio programmer, a professional screenwriter, a screenwriting instructor, and is currently the proud parent of an unruly child. Liz has had her screenplays advance and place in various competitions, including the pilot she wrote for The Susie House in the Austin Film Festival's first-ever fiction podcast competition.
Patrick has been an Austinite for well-nigh on six years. Apart from his many acting credits in commercials and TV, he’s been the sound guy on several short films, including Julia Grubb’s Skipping Stones, Brad Silman’s Am I Out There, Bonnie Brookby’s Hashtag Lunch, and Allison Moseley’s Lutefisk and Standing Up. He plays bass to meditate and look cool, can juggle, dog whisper, and belch on cue. He has the best job on The Susie House and is waiting to be found out.
Allison is a writer, director, producer, and actor, and wears all of these hats for The Susie House. Her TV pilot, What’s a Girl to Do, was a finalist at the 2018 Austin Revolution Film Festival and a quarter-finalist at the 2018 Austin Film Festival. Her short films, Standing Up and Lutefisk, are currently in post-production. She produced Paul Plath’s short Powdered, which won Best Comedy at the 2017 Austin Youth Film Festival and Best Cinematography at the 2017 Millennial Film Festival. Allison has appeared in Nia DaCosta’s Little Woods (2017, starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James) and Rooster Teeth’s web series Day 5. In another lifetime, she was a bassist and singer for San Francisco-based X-tal, recording and touring with the band through four albums and six U.S. and European tours.
Nichole is an artist based in Austin, Texas. Her acting screen credits include 6 Years, The Standoff at Sparrow, Creek Lumber, and The Lost Husband. In 2017 she played the role of Kate in Good People at the Mastrogeorge Theatre in Austin. She wrote the screenplay Imposter Impersonator, which was a quarterfinalist at The Academy Nichole Fellowship and a semi-finalist at the Austin Film Festival. She co-directed a personal short documentary, Coles Manor, in 2017, which premiered at the Rockport Film Festival. She wrote her first romance novel recently and enjoys working under her pen name, Natalia Albrite.
Consuelo is from El Paso, Texas, and graduated from the acting school at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. After moving to Chicago, she worked at Zebra Crossing Theater, The Commons Theater, Chameleon Theater, Latino Chicago Theater, Lifeline Theater, Bailiwick Theater, and Steppenwolf Theater. She moved to Austin in 2000. The Susie House is her first podcast and she is extremely happy to be a part of it. Her son Vincent Lincoln is the light of her life.
Liz has studied, worked and lived in New York and Los Angeles, can tie cherry stems in a knot in her mouth (eight-second personal record), is a Showcase Showdown winner on The Price Is Right (yes: Bob Barker), and can cross one eye at a time. Her work has been seen on screen and on Austin stages for the past ten years, and in the summer of 2020, she will play the titular Duchess of Malfi at the London Globe's Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. She also shares a birthday with Julie Andrews, still knows her tap jury routine from college, and seriously regrets quoting a Billy Joel song in the caption of her high school yearbook photo. She currently lives in Austin with her dog, Harriet, and her husband, who is not an actor and would rather keep to himself, thank you very much.
(Dr. Thomas Woodbury)
(Dan Jr, The Young Lieutenant)
Jacqui is a seasoned actor/singer with over 25 years of professional acting experience in and around the Austin area. She is a co-founder of the Spectrum Theatre Company, an African American professional theater whose productions are thought-provoking stories of the human condition as seen through the African American experience. Jacqui serves as the Executive Director for Spectrum Theatre. A member of the Actors Equity League for more than a decade, Jacqui has received numerous awards for her theatrical performances. She was a company member of the Austin PlayHouse Theatre for more than 20 years, and served on the Board of Directors for two terms. A phenomenal singer, Jacqui has done commercials, voice-overs, and sung on the recordings of numerous musicians and performers all her adult life.
michelle has performed as a singer, actor, improviser, and solo performer in several short films and for a number of Austin and Chicago theater companies. Michelle is also a radio producer and has been a performer and story producer for Mortified Austin for over ten years.
Melissa has had a life-long love of storytelling, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing from Texas State University. When she isn’t writing screenplays, you’ll find her participating in her writers’ group, the Mojoes, and lending a hand to bring their projects to life. As a mentor for the Young Storytellers, she gets to give back and help spark the imagination of today’s youth with telling their own stories.
Robert is an original Austinite and has kicked around this town for a good long while. He's very happy to be a part of the cast of The Susie House and hopes everyone else is happy, too, or at least content.
A veteran actor of Austin theatre for forty years, Lana received the 2003 Critics’ Table nod as Best Actress in a Comedy, and she is a four-time B. Iden Payne award winner and company member of Hyde Park Theatre, where she appeared most recently as Maxine in Death Tax (2019). She was once selected by Austin Chronicle critics as Best Name to See in a Theatre Program. Film credits include Waiting for the Miracle to Come, starring Willie Nelson (2018); I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Any More, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance (2017); Jake Oelman’s Dear Sidewalk (2013); Bryan Poyser’s Love and Air Sex (2013) and Lovers of Hate (2010); Richard Linklater’s Fast Food Nation (2006); Mitchell Lichtenstein’s Teeth (2007); Mark Bristol’s The Monster Hunter (1999); the Zellner brothers’ Plastic Utopia (1997); and Disney’s Blank Check (1994).
Ellie is an actress, singer, artist, and guitarist. She is very excited to make her voice acting debut in The Susie House as Robert. She has previously acted on stage in various productions for Frontera Fest at the Hyde Park Theater in Austin, including performing her own work, Dolly Parton. In addition to acting, she enjoys singing and playing guitar at the School of Rock, as well as competing with the Texas Junior Roller Derby team.
Michael is an award-winning actor and musician, a lover and maker of every media, and the creator of Make Every Media, LLC--a small but mighty production house focused on the preservation and proliferation of arts, creative spaces, and unique voices in Austin through podcasts, films, and interactive multimedia experiences that inspire empathy and foster education, productivity, and memory using journalism, storytelling, gamification, virtual/augmented reality, 360 photography, and instructional systems design. Michael was last seen on stage in the Hidden Room’s Arden of Faversham and in Austin Playhouse’s INDECENT!
Corey is a filmmaker currently working on commercials, short films, and music videos in Austin, TX. An Iowa native, Kline attended The University of Iowa Cinema program. Kline also works as a digital art, technology, and filmmaking instructor across the country. Awards include the Award of Excellence from the Iowa Motion Picture Association for “Diary of a Superhero” which Kline produced.
Robert has used his voice to make his living for over twenty years. His voice work can be heard in every format, from radio, TV, internet, and film, to anime and gaming. He currently writes, produces and voices audio for radio, TV, and film in his VoiceKraft studio in Paige, Texas. He sometimes gets out from behind the mic and gets in front of the camera, appearing in numerous independent films, TV shows, and commercials. His band performs original vintage soul music in clubs across Texas, under the rubric Robert A. Kraft.
Tim has been practicing curiosity in Austin, Texas, since 1979. Theater, dance, punk rock, film, and television have all been part of the mix. Current obsessions include correspondence. "I send over 750 pieces of mail a year. All five of my siblings, and any niece or nephew in school receive a postcard every week. I love photography and have this thing for pre-WW2 German photographers and their escape stories. I got a Dog Blessing @ The Dog Show (Vortex Theater); it changed my life. Experienced Katie Green's Tiny House Project -- that, too, changed my life. All about life changing…"
In the past nine years, David has written and told over 1,200 original children's stories for Sparkle Stories. Out of his experience as an elementary school teacher and parent of two lively boys, he developed a method of intuitive, transformative storytelling, which he now shares with others through keynote speeches, workshops, podcasts, and online courses at How to Story.
Shannon is a twenty-five-year veteran of stage and screen, as well as a writer and director. He has appeared in films and TV shows such as Breaking Bad, Les Misérables, and Day 5, and has provided the fan-acclaimed voices in anime and web series Red vs. Blue, RWBY, and Camp Camp. He is also active in the Austin improv community, with troupes Get Up and Just Be Sweet, as well as many limited run improv productions.
Christina is a theater professional whose work has covered the gamut from directing and producing to acting, teaching, and voiceovers. She has directed or acted at many of the theaters in Austin and a few in other Texas cities and around the country. Her voiceover work ranges from anime to documentary narration to corporate training to Batwoman and other characters in the DC Universe Online game. She is a Co-Founder and Executive Artistic Director of ScriptWorks, a playwright development and service organization based in Austin.
Joe is a real, native Austinite. He has been all over the map as a barback in Ireland and even a highly educated construction worker in Austin. He is now finishing up his twentieth year of teaching middle school history. His first acting role was at Trinity Street Players and Theater in 2005 and he has loved acting ever since. His voice is unique and that's why he enjoys doing podcast voice work. He hopes to do more voice work in the future!
Linda has been a professional actor and director for over thirty years. She made her Broadway debut in GREASE and has appeared in or directed over eighty theater productions in New York City, Los Angeles, Denver, and Austin.
Jason is an Austin-based, multi-disciplinary performer and educator who has been involved in theater, dance, music, commercial acting, voice-overs, and education for over thirty years.
Monique grew up in a small Kansas town, but fate brought her to Good Ol’ Austin, Texas, where her first “real” acting job was as a stand-in on Quentin Taratino’s Death Proof. She has appeared in two pilots and is currently writing one. She has been a producer on three short films; her most recent was The Closet, the first short film produced by the Austin Women’s Film Group, Dames In Film. She has also written and produced two of her own short films. Monique was one of the main characters in the web series MasterClass. Most recently, she has appeared on Fear The Walking Dead and Queen Sugar.
A native Texan, Matt has appeared in multiple stage productions, including The Who’s Tommy, The Merchant of Venice and WASP. He is also identifiable as a British Soldier in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. In addition to acting, Matt is an artist, writer, and musician as well as a lover of D&D.
(Gloria van Dyke)
Cyndi is an Austin actor and writer. She is the voice of Poison Ivy and Queen Bee for DC Universe Online, as well as voicing a wide variety of characters for Kingsisle’s Wizard101 and Pirates101. Film work includes Kyle Henry’s Room (Best Lead Actress nomination, Independent Spirit Awards; Karen Morley Award from the Women Film Critics Circle), Temple Grandin, and Computer Chess. She appeared in The Leftovers and the online series Distance. A member of the acting company at Austin Playhouse, her most recent stage work includes The Book of Will and A Doll’s House Part 2 (Hyde Park Theater). Her most recent script will receive a workshop production in Austin in the summer of 2020 at Austin Playhouse.
(social media manager intern)
Asher Etheredge is a part of The Susie House's social media management team. He is a musician and singer and has a background of musical theatre and songwriting. He has participated in the Austin musical theatre troop Buzz Productions and also was in a band for 2 years under the name Sugar Crash and played live shows all around Austin. He is currently 21 years old and has just recently moved to New York City. He has loved being a part of the Susie House team and is excited to see what listeners think of the show.
Julia has been in the television and film industry for over twenty years. She worked at the ABC affiliate in Austin, owned her own production company, and has worked on both feature and short films. For the last few years, Julia has been concentrating on writing and directing. Her short film Skipping Stones will be featured at the Lake Travis Film Festival in February 2020. She has a soft spot for both cats and sci-fi, in no particular order.
New York based artist Nat Peterson is an American contemporary installation artist and draftsperson. Her current body of work is defined as sculptural drawings that explore permanence, art conservation, and the ephemera. Born in Matawan, New Jersey in 1996, Nat attended Brookdale Community College (A.F.A 2017). After relocating to Brooklyn, New York, she studied at Pratt Institute (B.F.A 2020). Nat is the recipient of the Davis Scholarship through Pratt Institute's Fine Art Department, and has been accepted into the CourCommune Residency in France for 2020 (postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19). She has shown her installation work in Brooklyn, NY and Glasgow, Scotland. In the midst of lockdown, Nat has ventured into graphic design, illustration, and web design.
(social media manager)
Tay is an Austin-based content creator. She currently runs successful Instagram and TikTok accounts, making content with her frogs. This has garnered her a relatively large social media following and she can boast of several viral videos. Tay rescues and rehabilitates frogs from out of her home and enjoys taking whimsical pictures of frogs in handmade costumes. Beyond her interest in amphibians, she loves theater. She has four years of theater under her belt and acted in UIL One Act Theater contests, performing roles such as Grace in Bus Stop and Florence in The Curious Savage. She hopes to have a career in social media management and is over the moon about being a social media manager intern. You can find Tay here: www.instagram.com/tays.exotic.critters