Susan Charrette trained as an economist but, after a brief stint of teaching in academia and working as the Mexico Analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, now works primarily in the arts. Her work in Theater Performance began when she co- founded and served as the president of Full Sky Productions to produce Local Wonders at Chicago Dramatists. She has been a subscriber of 16th Street Theater since its 4th season and a member of its Board of Directors since 2017.
Susan works at The Little Bits Workshop, a maker/nature space in River Forest, which she helped grow into a thriving after-school arts program. In addition to offering skills-based arts and nature programing at its workshop, Little Bits offers after-school arts classes in Oak Park’s elementary schools.
Susan is bilingual and teaches Spanish in Willard Elementary Schools’ Foreign Language Instruction Program. She also serves as a Commissioner on the River Forest Sustainability Commission.