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Windy City Productions

Windy City Productions

Windy City Productions


South Bay


For more than twenty years, Susan has been a core member of the advanced writing workshops led by Will Dunne, an award-winning and Eugene O’Neill Center multiply-honored playwright. Will says of her writing: “Susan Rabin populates her comedies with memorable characters who not only make us laugh, but also challenge our vision of the world and what it means to be human.” 

In 2014, Susan and husband Dave Buchanan formed Windy City Productions® in order to bring to the stage Susan’s original plays. The Company name reflects the love and pride Susan has for her Chicago roots. Susan has said that her characters embody a midwestern temperament and vitality and a uniquely Chicago unpretentiousness, openness, and directness.  

 Most of Susan’s writing was done during the years she was practicing law and touring and singing with Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. In 2018 Windy City Productions® was confirmed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is: to bring to theater audiences original plays with a dynamic range of characters to celebrate with humor and pathos human connections, family struggles, personal relationships, and compelling social issues.

Susan says she is driven to write with blunt humor. “Writing expands my understanding of the human condition. I write intentionally to make an audience laugh, even uncomfortably, to recognize our shared hopes, losses, embarrassments, bravado, ambitions, and dreams. We can laugh at ourselves because we are resilient. We are stronger and more joyful when we speak honestly and forge a genuine connection.”

Additional Info

We are able to hire from the following unions: : None at this time

Genre(s) : News plays/development work

Year founded : 2013

Box office email :

Office address : 655 Oak Grove Ave., #1407 • Menlo Park, CA 94025


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