Professor Suzan Zeder has been recognized nationally and internationally as one of the nation's leading playwrights for family audiences. Her plays have been performed in all fifty states, Canada, Great Britain, Japan, Australia, Germany, Israel and New Zealand; and have been published in Great Britain, Germany and Japan. Step On A Crack, Wiley And The Hairy Man, In A Room Somewhere and The Death And Life Of Sherlock Holmes are regularly performed by professional and university theatres throughout the country. Doors and Mother Hicks were produced at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., which also co-commissioned Do Not Go Gentle.
In 1990, Anchorage Press published Wish In One Hand and Spit in the Other, an anthology of her nine published plays. Her most recent play, The Taste Of Sunrise: Tuc's Story, premiered at Seattle Children's Theatre in September of 1996. Professor Zeder is the three-time winner of the Distinguished Play Award given by the American Alliance of Theatre and Education. In the spring of 1996, Ms. Zeder was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre in Washington, D.C. Professor Zeder is the first holder of an endowed chair in Theatre For Youth/Playwriting at the University of Texas.