Susan Champagne, a Massachusetts native, has an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Brandeis University. She studied, and then worked with the Padua Hills Playwrights' Workshop and festival, where she directed many of her own plays. Her plays have been performed at the Magic Theatre, Brooklyn Playworks, and Theatre of Note, among others. She's the winner of L.A. Weekly and Drama-Logue Awards for her writing. She is currently working on her Recession Trilogy. Her plays include Honeymoon, Away from Me, and Take a Picture, all comedies with an edge, published by Samuel French.