Susannah Simpson is a multi-disciplinary artist from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She works primarily in performance and poetry, and is a co-founder of the feminist spiritual community Moon Church. Her writing and visual art have been published in the Cellar Door, Moon Church Zines I and II, and Familiars Quarterly, Vol 1. She recently published her first collection of poems, "I’ll Give It To You." In New York she has performed at Dance New Amsterdam, the Museum of Moving Images, Body Actualized Center, and the Whitney Museum as part of the Clitney Perennial. Additionally, she performs at venues and art spaces throughout the city, US, and abroad. She teaches yoga and improvisational dance, and co-leads a workshop called Women’s Rejuvenation Circle dedicated to female healing and empowerment through connection to the body and sexuality. She is the creator and director of the performance piece "Warm Women," which will be touring nationally in March 2016.
Susannah moonlights as an actress and model, recently portraying a floozy named Susie in Jacqueline Castel's short slasher "The Puppet Man," scored by horror legend John Carpenter, premiering at Sundance in 2016. She also starred in Gina Telaroli's feature film "Here's To The Future," which debuted at BAM in 2014, and played a supporting role in Adam Newport-Berra’s feature “Thanksgiving,” which premiered at Rooftop Films in Brooklyn, 2014. She has been in countless music videos for bands that include, The National, Zola Jesus, Population 1280, and Wild Yaks, and has made cameos as a “Painted Lady” in “Men in Black III,” Steve Buscemi’s lady of the night in “Boardwalk Empire,” and two different ghost brides in the supernatural pulp show “Celebrity Ghost Stories.” She has modeled for Urban Outfitters, Sunglass Hut, Bacardi, Samsung, Face Stockholm, Mary Meyer, Dusen Dusen, and White Pike Whiskey, among others.