In Memoriam

Suzzanne Douglas

April 12, 1957-July 6, 2021

Suzzanne was an integral part of our Luna Stage family. In addition to her glorious work onstage, Suzzanne served on our advisory board. We were deeply privileged to be the beneficiaries of her ferocious talent, profound wisdom, infinite generosity, fierce commitment to social justice, and love for her artistic community.

Suzzanne starred in the first performance in our West Orange space,

The Old Settler, in 2010. 

In early 2020, Suzzanne and her husband Jonathan Cobb co-produced Luna's regional premiere of Pass Over, a searing indictment of systemic racism.

The vitality and depth that Suzzanne brought to her performances in film, television, and on stage have thrilled and moved audiences across the globe. Some of her starring roles include the WB sitcom The Parent 'Hood, the theatrical film Tap, the Broadway play Wit, and most recently the Netflix miniseries When They See Us

In 2019, she made her final appearance on Luna's stage

in a dynamic and moving jazz concert.

We will miss her infectious laugh, her huge heart, her incredibly high standards and her faith in us all.