SUSAN EVE HAAR
Writer & Playwright
Susan Eve Haar is a lawyer and playwright living in New York City. A member of The Actor’s Studio, Ensemble Studio Theater and H.B. Playwright’s Unit, she explores, among other topics, the intersection of our neural and lived experience. Her work has been produced at a variety of venues including Primary Stages, The Women’s Project, 13th Street Rep, HERE, Chester Theater, Manhattan Rep and The Looking Glass Theater and published by Broadway Publishing and Smith and Krauss.
ORCA, A LITERARY JOURNAL, will publish Brothers Keeper in their upcoming issue.
GHOST CITY REVIEW will publish Memorial Drive in their upcoming issue.
A remote B&B, a despairing woman, and a husband who'd do anything to make her happy - even tampering with nature.
ACT 1 - On a dark night in a remote location in a not-so-distant future, Jen and Rog celebrate their 10th anniversary. She is crushed by infertility. To make her happy, he gives her a gift - a baby. A clone of herself.
ACT 2 - The same peculiar room, a couple not so different from the first. They have come to fulfill a promise neither one of them wants to keep - to scatter her mother's ashes. Lovers with secrets, they grapple to know each other. She pushes him to divulge who he really is - her mother's husband.
A black comedic look at the parents in Peter Pan set in the present. Mrs. Darling is a socialite and George Darling is a white collar criminal with the U.S. Attorneys office closing in. When they notice that their children are missing (they only speak to them through the intercom) they must explore their commitment to parenthood-- and to each other.
SCENE 2 - Mrs. Darling is off
to a benefit. George Darling , abandoned by his wife, drinks scotch with his dog Nana, his closest companion.
HOT and HOLY:
SEX IN A COMA
A prosecutor on her own mission, a boy on a quest for love with a girl who can't wake up. Sex in a Coma is a mystery thriller that explores the worlds of the subconscious, voodoo and sexual awakening.
SCENE 1- COROLLA motionless in hospital bed wearing johnny gown tied at back. She rises electric crackly around her head on screen we see a motorcycle crash. We hear the wooshing of blood in her arteries.
THE BEST WOMEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES: 2020.
HOT & HOLY SEX IN A COMA "2"
Smith and Krause Books
MONOLOGUES FOR HEADSPACE THEATRE:
RADICAL THINKING INSIDE A BOX.
WAITING AT THE BODYSHOP
Editor: Michael Bigelow Dixon, Smith and Kraus Books, 2019
THE BEST 10 MINUTE PLAYS: 2018.
NO TIME FOR BABY
Editor: Lawrence Harbison. Smith and Krause Books
THE BEST WOMEN'S STAGES MONOLOGUES: 2018 .
Smith and Kraus Books
THE BEST MEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES: 2018
Smith and Kraus Books
BEST MEN'S MONOLOGUES
THE DARLINGS "2"
Smith and Krause Books, 2007
Broadway Play Publishing, Inc, 2006
Tennessee Williams Tribute’s 10:4:TENN, national ten-minute playwriting contest, second place
Susan Eve Haar is the recipient of a Sloan Foundation Commission.
FICTION | NON-FICTION
Susan Eve Haar won the 2021 Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize for Then She Fell. Her story was published in Volume 6.1 of OCOTILLO REVIEW.
HERSTRY published My Body Myself: An Unexpected Journey on their website in July 2023.
MICROFICTION MONDAY published Stay in their 190th online edition in June 2023.
SORTES published Crosshatch in their Spring 2023 issue.
PEMBROKE MAGAZINE published Shapechanger in their issue 54.
GREEN HILLS LITERARY LANTERN published
1/2021: Unfortunate Nights in their Volume 32.
FREE STATE REVIEW published the poem, The Great Wall in their Autumn 2022 issue.
MIDWEST QUARTERLY published the poem, Prayer for my Children in their Spring 2022 issue.
BREATH AND SHADOW published Sunset in their Winter 2022 Issue.
CRAFT Literary published Susan Eve Haar's Murmurations in April 2021.
50-WORD Stories published Susan Eve Haar's Valentine
in the winter of 2023.
101 WORDS published Susan Eve Haar's Centerline on September 22, 2021.
BREAKWATER REVIEW published Susan Eve Haar's Sunset on January 2021 in their issue 29.
NORTH DAKOTA QUARTERLY published Susan Eve Haar's The Beginning of the End on March 2020 in their 86.1/2 issue.
THE COLUMBIA JOURNAL published Susan Eve Haar's Filler on December 2019.
BLUESTEM published Susan Eve Haar's short story Ripples in their Fall 2019 issue.
STONECOAST REVIEW published Susan Eve Haar's short story Nobody's Afraid in Issue #9.
LITBREAK MAGAZINE published Susan Eve Haar's literary non-fiction story Heartbeat in May 2019.
SAINT ANN'S REVIEW published Susan Eve Haar's short story Crosshatch in their Vol. 19.
MANHATTANVILLE REVIEW published Susan Eve Haar's literary non-fiction story Grit in the fall of 2019.
THE CITRON REVIEW published Susan Eve Haar's short story Real People in December 2018
CRACK THE SPINE published Susan Eve Haar's creative non-fiction short Ripples in their November 2018 issue 245.
SWEET TREE REVIEW published Susan Eve Haar's short story Starfish in their Fall 2018 issue.
GLINT LITERARY JOURNAL published Never Tell, a short story by Susan Eve Haar in their Fall 2018 Edition.
THE FURIOUS GAZELLE published Sisters, a short story by Susan Eve Haar, in their June 2018 edition.
Susan Eve Haar was nominated for a Pushcart prize
for her story The Beginning Of The End in 2022.
A Television Pilot
Can’t Sing, Can’t Dance Productions
Barbara Corday, Executive Producer
IN THE PRESS
Despite the presence of two consummate acting professionals – a thoughtfully restrained but powerful Chad L. Coleman and a beautiful and brilliant Beau Garrett– performing what seems like two plays in one, it is the concept and discussion opened by playwright SUSAN EVE HAAR’s that rules the night here. And what a thoughtful night it is.
MICHAEL EDWARDS, THE TOLUCAN TIMES
It’s a testament to SUSAN EVE HAAR’s writing that the twist doesn’t jar against the rest of the story – in fact, the time PAPER DOLL invests in laying the groundwork of its leading characters and their relationship pays dividends when they are confronted with something out of the ordinary.
NIKI BOYLE, THE SCOTSMAN
Haar fires up a hip satire and lets fly with scores of lines that hit the mark. It took fairy dust to get the children off the ground in J M Barrie's Peter Pan - in THE DARLINGS, Haar sprinkles on black comedy to achieve levitation.
LARRY PARNASS, DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE
Susan Eve Haar takes the point of view of the parents of lost children - with a distinctly modern twist. Haar's play is part literary joke, part social satire, and part sketch comedy. DARLINGS parodies a certain class of all-too-easily recognizable Americans - materialistic, solipsistic, self-satisfied but vaguely dissatisfied with the lack of human connection in their lives.
CHRIS ROHMANN, W F C R (National Public Radio)
SUSAN EVE HAAR gives us a thought-provoking insight into the nature of human love and the possibilities of science.
DR. DAVID COWAN, THE CATHOLIC HERALD
I write plays that are about about family - cloned or otherwise. Though my
characters struggle, and their journeys may be circuitous, the quest is
always for love. In my work, I explore the many ways in which
we communicate, and my use of language is often heightened.
After all, theater still invites the celebration of words.”
Susan Eve Haar is a writer and playwright living in New York City. Her essays and short stories have been published in CRAFT, North Dakota Quarterly, Pembroke Magazine, and other places. Her plays have been published in The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2020 and 2018, Monologues for Headspace Theatre: Radical Thinking Inside a Box 2019, and The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2018 all published by Smith & Kraus. A member of the Actor’s Studio and Writer’s Guild East, she is the winner of the 2021 Chester B. Himes Memorial Fiction Prize and the recipient of a Sloan Foundation commission.