I didn’t want to just do theatre, I wanted theatre to do society. I wanted to participate in theatre that deeply, truly mattered. – Susan Booth
From small town Ohio to big city Chicago and now in Atlanta, such drive has led Susan Booth to nurture, direct and create plays and musicals that speak to their particular communities and leave their audiences buzzing. Since 2001, Susan Booth has been the Artistic Director of Atlanta’s flagship Alliance Theatre. With her husband, Max Leventhal, as the theater’s General Manager, the Alliance is now a family business that is paying big dividends for Atlanta’s artistic prestige. In 2007 the Alliance was awarded the Tony for Regional Theater in recognition of the theater’s programming and community engagement – but Susan Booth has big dreams for even more.