Who We Are

Suze Allen is an author, copywriter, editor, dramaturg, writing coach, teacher, ghost writer and theatre professional. Her company, Manuscript Mentor, helps you to turn your dreams and ideas into effective and vibrant writing. Suze’s clients come from all walks of life. She has worked with scientists, psychologists, business owners, health and wellness practitioners, CEOS, mamas, chefs, playwrights, and all levels of writers who want to bring their story to the page.

She is a co-founder of 3Girls Theatre in San Francisco; now in their 10th year, and the creator of The Maine Playwrights’ Lab and Short Works Festival, Fresh! New Works San Francisco, and the SF Writers and Actors Lab. Suze served as Resident Dramaturg for 3Girls Theatre and the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, where she also taught playwriting. Her dramaturgy clients have had their plays produced all over the country. She served as the Bay Area Representative for The Dramatists Guild of America for 7 years and is a long-time member. She was also a teaching mentor for Each One Reach One’s playwriting program for young men incarcerated in the juvenile jail system.

As a playwright, director and actor, Suze’s work has been on stages in San Francisco, Boston, Anchorage, Alaska, Portland, Maine and Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Suze ‘s classes include Memoir– the Art of Legacy Writing, Memoir and Monologue – Legacy Writing for the Page and the Stage, Playwrights Lab, Mama-logues – Writing Workouts to Keep Mama Sane, Centered and Creative and she coaches, writes and edits privately as well. She has also written for sfkids.org, Interaction Associates, Mama’s Resource Network, and countless websites and newsletters.