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End Days, 2009

Susan McKey

Member since 1988

Susan McKey has been at People’s Light since her graduation from Swarthmore College in 1988.  Having no early intentions to make a career as an actor, Susan assisted Abigail Adams producing educational programs, touring productions to area schools, casting, teaching and assistant directing.  Her first role was in the elementary school touring production of The Locked Kingdom, in which she played Miss Susan.  While performing in touring productions Susan learned that an actor’s life at People’s Light is a more satisfying one based in community, not necessarily in pavement-pounding or individual fame.  Susan settled in the Philadelphia area, living in West Chester, Mount Airy, Havertown and now in Elkins Park, where she lives with her husband, Benjamin Lloyd and their two children, Griffen and Ella Marie.  She has been a professional actor since 1993, joining the Actors' Equity Association for the production of Peter Pan in which she played Wendy Darling.  She’s since performed in over 30 productions, some favorites being Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest,  Dunyzhad in Arabian Nights, Sabina in The Skin of Our Teeth, Catherine in The Memory of Water, Mrs. Marshall in Playhouse Creatures, Ruth in Book of Days, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, Huck Finn in Splittin' the Raft, and Lillie Langtry in Sherlock Holmes & The Case of the Jersey Lily.  Susan is especially thrilled to be a part of the group asked to be in the holiday pantomime each year: Sleeping Beauty, Jack & the Beanstalk, Robin Hood, and Treasure Island.  Susan is a Barrymore Award Winner, native Cape Codder, and avid quilter. She is proud that People’s Light is her artistic home.