Susan Elaine Kopp is a professional actor, director, and teaching artist in St. Louis. She works primarily as an instructor at COCA, teaching acting classes to students of various ages and levels. She also works with Interchange, which pairs teaching artists with classroom teachers in area schools. Locally, Susan has appeared numerous times with Metro Theater Company, and originated the role of Jacket in their world premiere of Wesley Middleton’s play, Unsorted. She has also been teaching Creative Music for Metro’s Creative Arts Camps for the past four years. Susan has also performed with Act Inc., West End Players Guild, New Line Theater, and Citilites. Favorite roles include Blanche in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Maggie in The Shadow Box, Mayella Ewell in To Kill A Mockingbird, Lucille in Psychopathia Sexualis, and Momma Rose in Gypsy. Most recently, Susan directed Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy for Coca Theatre Company, and a staged reading of Colin Healy’s new musical The Gringo under the Art Space Initiative program at COCA. Susan is also a musician and songwriter. She plays piano and sings with the trio Bell Weather. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Stephens College.