The Author: Suzi Zimmerman

Suzi Zimmerman Petroff with her husband, Kip Petroff

Suzi Zimmerman started teaching theatre in 1991, at a time when there were very few resources for beginning theatre teachers, especially for students in sixth through twelfth grades. With a background in graphic art and a love for both theatre and writing, she began creating original worksheets, lessons, rubrics, and creative "hands on" activities. She became a regular at workshops where she would teach others how to put the textbooks away and to engage their students in the idea of learning by doing.

Encouraged by the positive response, both in the classroom and by her peers, she broke her collected lessons down into five books. These books bridged the gap she had faced as a beginning teacher.


Photo: Suzi Zimmerman Petroff with her husband, Kip Petroff.