Rachel Sussman is a Tony Award–nominated creative producer, educator, and entrepreneur committed to cultivating collaborative theatrical work built on trust and transparency. She is a cofounder of the MITTEN Lab, an emerging artist residency program in her native state of Michigan focused on nurturing the next generation of theater artists. She is also a cofounder of the Business of Broadway, an educational venture with the aim of democratizing commercial producing knowledge in an effort to develop more transparency between artists and producers.
In addition to working independently as a freelance producer, Sussman is a producer at Plate Spinner Productions. A former WP Theater Lab Time Warner Foundation Fellow, Sussman was the recipient of the 2018–2019 Geraldine Stutz T. Fellowship in Creative Producing, founded by Hal Prince in conjunction with Columbia University. She is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute and a university honors scholar alumna of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In addition to Berklee NYC, she is also an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University's School of the Arts.
- Coproducer on Heidi Schreck's Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award–nominated play, What the Constitution Means to Me
- WP Theater Lab Time Warner Foundation Fellow
- Research Scholar at Columbia University
- 2018–2019 Geraldine Stutz T. Fellowship in Creative Producing
- B.F.A. in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts