Sonia Moore Studio of the Theatre

  • Acting Certificate

Bowling Green State University

  • Ph.D. Theatre, M.A. Theatre

University of Dayton

  • B.S. Speech Education

Teaching and Related Employment

Sonia Moore Studio of the Studio

  • Assistant Artistic Director
  • Acting Faculty

Montclair State University

  • Professor, Dept. Chair; Coordinator, BFA Acting Program
  • Managing Director, Theatre Production

Fort Hays State University

  • Assistant Professor, Director of Theatre


  • Associate Producer, Managing Director, NEXT STAGE – Equity Summer Theatre

Ensemble Studio Theatre

  • Co-Producer, Department Production – New York, NY

Whole Theatre

  • Co-Producer, Department Production – Montclair, NJ

Encompass Theatre

  • Director, General Manager – New York, NY

Courses Taught


  • Acting Technique and Scene Study – all levels
  • Acting for Television
  • Directing – Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Screenwriting
  • Playscript Interpretation
  • Theatre Management
  • Introduction to the Theatre

Selected Publications


  • Trauth, Suzanne M. and Lisa S. Brenner, eds. Katrina on Stage: Five Plays. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2011.
  • Trauth, Suzanne M. and Elizabeth C. Stroppel. Sonia Moore and American Acting Training. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2005.
  • Ratliff, Gerald Lee and Suzanne M. Trauth. On Stage: Producing Musical Theatre. New York: Rosen Press, 1988.


  • Trauth, Suzanne. “When the Teacher is Ready the Student Appears…” Theatre Topics. Summer, 2017.
  • Trauth, Suzanne. “In Memoriam: Sonia Moore.” ATHE News. Vol. 9, No. 3. September, 1995.
  • Trauth, Suzanne. “The Body Theatric: Sonia Moore and the Method of Physical Actions.” Theatre Insight. Vol. 4., Summer, 1993.
  • Trauth, Suzanne. “Sonia Moore: Stanislavski’s Artistic Heir.” Women and Theatre Occasional Papers. Warwick University, England. Summer, 1994.
  • Trauth, Suzanne. “The Theatre-on-Podol, Kiev, Ukraine: Repertoire and Performance Style.” Soviet and East European Performance. Vol. 13, No. 1. Spring, 1993.
  • Trauth, Suzanne. “Arthur Miller at the Theatre-on-Podol: A Crucible and a Coup.” Soviet and East European Performance. Vol. 14, No. 1. Spring, 1994.
  • Trauth, Suzanne. “Antoinette Perry.” Notable Women in the American Theatre. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.

Selected Convention Papers/Panels

  • “Katrina: the K Word: Models for Theatre as Civic Engagement.” New York University Colloquium in American Literature and Culture. New York, 2008.
  • “Impact of Local Assessment/Accountability Mechanisms.” Panel Moderator, Future Policy Issues for Theatre Administrators. National Association of Schools of Theatre Convention, Houston, 1994.
  • “Teaching Stanislavski’s Technique.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education National Convention, Atlanta, 1992.
  • “The Director and the Organic Actor: The Challenge to the Actor.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education National Convention, Chicago, 1990.
  • “A Master Class with Sonia Moore.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education National Convention, New York City, 1989.
  • “The Technique of ‘Review’ in the Stanislavski System.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education National Convention, San Diego, 1988.


Selected Academic Productions:

  • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • Children’s Hour
  • Dames at Sea
  • Antigone
  • Taming of the Shrew
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Extremities
  • She Stoops to Conquer
  • Nicholas Nickleby
  • Picnic
  • Grapes of Wrath
  • Laramie Project
  • Flyin’ West
  • The House of Bernarda Alba
  • Katrina: the K Word
  • Hooking Up
  • Children’s Theatre Tour: Fort Hays State University
  • University Touring Company: Montclair State University – Tuesdays (9/11 production), Bullies ‘R Us

Selected Professional Productions:

  • Exiled and Off-Balance – Luna Lab, West Orange, NJ
  • Katrina: the K Word – Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey
  • A Good Kid – 12 Miles West, Montclair, NJ
  • The Crucible – Theatre-on-Podol, Kiev, Ukraine
  • The Middle Ages – TheatreFest Summer Theatre, NJ
  • Widowers’ Houses – Drama Committee Repertory Theatre, NYC
  • Mr. and Mrs. Discobbolos – Encompass Theatre, NYC
  • Hand of Bridge – Encompass Theatre, NYC
  • House – Ensemble Studio Theatre (MSU students)



  • Wrote and Directed short film Jigsaw

Professional Acting

  • A View from the Bridge: Beatrice. American Stanislavski Theatre
  • The Crucible: Elizabeth. Sonia Moore Studio – Lincoln Center Demonstration


  • National Science Foundation Grant, Consultant/Co-writer – iDream (STEM initiative)
  • Global Education Grant, Montclair State University; Australia/New Zealand artistic exchange
  • Global Education Grant, Montclair State University; Theatre-on-Podol, Kiev, Ukraine artistic exchange
  • Career Development Grants, Montclair State University
  • National Science Foundation Grant, Bowling Green State University; Thesis project


  • A Finalist for the 2017 Project Y season.
    • Project Y is a community of artists, designers, and playwrights devoted to developing new work through staged readings, online video projects, workshop productions, and fully produced world premieres.
  • Professor Emeritus, Montclair State University
  • Accomplished Alumni of the Fine and Performing Arts, Bowling Green State University
  • “Pilot Award” – Outstanding Faculty Member, Fort Hays State University

Consultation and Professional Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, Tunnelvision Writer’s Project
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Center for Stanislavski Theatre Art
  • American College Theatre Festival: Regional Adjudicator and Conference Respondent
  • Program Evaluator, Associate of Fine Arts Degree, County College of Morris
  • Program Evaluator, College of Staten Island


  • League of Professional Theatre Women
  • Dramatists Guild
  • NJ Screenwriters Association
  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Acting and Directing Forums, ATHE
  • Women and Theatre Program, ATHE
  • Speech Communication Association