“She Got So Old” – O The Oprah Magazine
THE ACTRESS COMES ON THE screen. Her face fills the frame. Someone in the audience gasps, “She got so old!” As if it were a crime. As if she’d gone out in her pajamas or had food in her teeth. As if she’d done it purposely to affront us. She completely let herself get old. I mean, she didn’t have to if she didn’t want to.
“Scenes from a Best Friendship” – O The Oprah Magazine
For more than 30 years of ups, downs, marriages, kids, divorce, acclaim, rejection, and one scary illness, Susan Miller (a playwright who sometimes performs) and Kathryn Grody (an actor who sometimes writes) have been laughing, arguing, teasing, advising, encouraging pulling each other up short, and keeping each other going. Here they take turns answering the question, What are friends for? . . .
“Playing Susan” – American Theatre
I come out dancing. It’s our first time together – the first thing the audience will know about the character in this play they think is about cancer. And the first thing I’ll know about how it’s going to be with the audience – the other character in this one-person play…