Hamnett, Susanna (Canada)

Originally from England, and having a classically-based actor training from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Susanna discovered the Pochinko clown method while in Toronto (now her home). For the past several years she has delightedly explored the application of clown in all aspects of theatrical performance and creation, as an artist-educator and, most recently, in adapting Shakespeare's 'King Lear'. 'Nearly Lear' is her first full-length solo play, created with Edith Tankus, and has toured throughout Canada and the UK, to the New Victory Theater in New York and the Sydney Opera House, delighting audiences of all ages.

Susanna is now passionate about creating exuberant and thoughtful performances that can be enjoyed together by audiences of all ages and experience. She is currently working on the script for a second solo performance, exploring themes of individual identity and heritage.