Susan  Bettmann


Susan Bettmann

Born and raised in White Plains, New York, I graduated from Earlham College, a Quaker school, in Richmond, Indiana, with a degree in Speech/Drama and Psychology.

In 1969 I moved to New York City to pursue my interest in street theater.  I began work with the Bread and Puppet Theater, and came to Vermont with them in 1970, when Goddard College invited the Theater to become theater-in-residence.  As a member of the touring company from 1969-72, I performed with the Theater throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

I am the co-founder of Dragon Dance Theatre, and was the Director of Music and Director of Children’s Programs from 1975-1999.

In 2000, I established The Battle of White Plains Theater to produce plays and films.  With the company’s name change to White Rock Productions a few years later, the focus became the production of film and video.

I have taught theater and filmmaking at Goddard College and Johnson State College, and have directed theater, filmmaking and video workshops at my studio in Middlesex.

For many years I’ve been engaged in the practice of meditation and energy healing, which strongly influences my work.