Janet Sussman is currently Associate Professor of Costume Design and History at the SUNY Potsdam where she is the Resident Costume Designer. She received her MFA in design from The University of Texas at Austin. Off and Off-off Broadway designs include Five Women Waiting at the Open Door Theatre and The Refreshment of the Spirits at the Provincetown Playhouse. She was the Resident Costume Designer for the Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU TISCH for eight years. She has designed costumes for numerous plays at Stageworks in Hudson NY including Brutal Imagination, Play by Play, Dog Stories, I Am My Own Wife and Falling A Wake. Janet is proud of her work for Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in the area of Design. She earned the Kennedy Center gold medallion for her work as the Chair of Design in Region II.