Susan Kosoff is a theatre director, playwright, author, and professor emerita at Wheelock College. She is a founder of the Harwich Winter Theatre and the Wheelock Family Theatre, and takes pride in its reputation for ground-breaking work in nontraditional casting, arts access, and theatre education. Ms. Kosoff’s plays have been performed on stages around the country. Her most recent publication is the two-volume set, The Young Actor’s Book of Improvisation: Dramatic Situations from Shakespeare to Spielberg, co-written with Sandra Caruso. She serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, and is a member of the boards of StageSource, Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre, and Wheelock Family Theatre.