"Myburgh’s acting chops are impeccable, and her quicksilver emotionality is impressive and rare among actors. " - Austin Theatre Critic
Susan Myburgh is a New York and Atlanta based actor, educator, and theatre-maker by way of Cape Town, South Africa.
Her film and television work include a recurring role on Chicago Fire (NBC), Yellow Rose (SONY Pictures), Rooster Teeth shorts, and various independent films including Blur, which was featured on DarkMatter TV. On stage she has worked with Rattlestick, Chicago Shakespeare, Austin Shakespeare, Red Twist, and Theater en Bloc, among others. She was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Comedy for her portrayal of Sofia in the Southeast premiere of Clare Barron's Dance Nation. She has also appeared in various commercials for brands like Chase, Lowe’s, Facebook, NAPA, Cox Communications, and more.
Susan has been an educator and Teaching Artist for The Florida State University, UT Austin, Brooklyn College, Great Works Theater in Chicago, and Endstation Theatre in Virginia, where she also directed their inaugural children’s theater production, Alice in Wonderland. She was a founding member of Tympanic Theatre in Chicago, which was dedicated to producing new and devised work from 2007 - 2017.
She holds her MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College where she was a Graduate Teaching Fellow, Shubert Scholar and the recipient of the Paul and Betsy Mazursky and USS CUNY Scholarships and where she currently serves as faculty and Artistic Associate.
Currently Susan is developing a devised piece with some of her favorite collaborators, which you can catch at The Brick this July - August.
She is proud AEA member and represented by the hardworking folks at J. Pervis Talent and Collier Talent.