Testimonials

Phyllis Diller: "Susan Horowitz has analyzed female comedy and dissected it to the bone!"

Joy Behar: "A must for anyone who wants to crack the mystery of estrogen-induced yuks!"

American Express: “You listen to our concerns. Your methods to handle stressful situations work!”

Stark State College, John David, Faculty President: “Your outstanding keynote speech: ‘Celebrate Learning Diversity’ was highly motivational, educationally sound, and entertaining”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Entertaining and uplifting!”

Atlantic Cape Community College, Avon L. Chapman, Director,: “You are an energetic, charismatic speaker who demonstrates a high level of preparedness resourcefulness and mastery of the topic.”

Author-Gender & Humor, Dr. Regina Barreca: "a wonderful combination of somebody who puts women's comedy in context, and is a funny, effervescent performer!"

Books

diversity

Dr. Sue Sings Funny, Diversity Election Song!

Dr. Sue Horowitz sings her original, funny diversity song “Life Is Just a Bowl of Gravy” A Turkey meets a Pilgrim who invites her for dinner!

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LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF GRAVY ©Susan Horowitz
This is a tale of a turkey bird who went to a turkey trot
When anyone asked her “Will you dance?” She answered “I will not.
I’ll only dance with a gentleman who makes our country great
If he’s got money, I’ll call him my honey, and he will be my date.”
Life is just a bowl of gravy – it’s saucy and surprising – and very appetizing!

Suddenly somebody stepped on in who came from Pilgrim stock
He said, “I’ll be candid, I have just landed nearby on Plymouth Rock
I got money and power, I sail the Mayflower and you look mighty fine
Please do not stall, be my butterball, and come with me to dine.”
Life is just a bowl of gravy – it’s saucy and surprising – and very appetizing!

They went to a fabulous restaurant, she was his dinner date
When they got there, the table was bare except for an empty plate
The rest of the story is terribly gory – a pilgrim’s fairy tale
You may not get here by the Mayflower dear,
But we’re in the same boat – so protest and vote
And dance at our own turkey ball!
Life is just a bowl of gravy – it’s saucy and surprising – and very appetizing!

Hope you enjoy my song! Please contact me for Bookings as Speaker or Entertainer – Enjoy my Book “Queens of Comedy” and CD “For Heroes and Lovers”

Dr. Sue Horowitz

Dr. Sue Horowitz

“My Mission is Empowering Art, Education & Positive Living!”

– Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D. 

SssWitch!” – an Anti-Bullying, Empowering  Musical! www.ssswitch.net

CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Published Plays: “Judy Maccabee”: a Comedy with a Girl Hero!

“Poe-tic Justice” A Naughty Thriller!

Susan Horowitz: Facebook (Susan.Horowitz1) , Linked In, Twitter @drsue6

Dance Parade (Entertainment/Arts NYC)

Red Silk Dancers with   Dr. Sue - Dance Parade

Red Silk Dancers & Dr. Sue

We’re “dancing in the street” and on the stage at the annual Dance Parade! The parade route boogies down Broadway  to Tompkins Square Park, NYC to celebrate the performing arts and multi-cultural fun!

Web: www.danceparade.org

Dancing divas, colorful costumes, and diversity rule the day in New York City!

Here I am with the beautiful Red Silk Dancers – a Chinese-American Company that performs traditional and contemporary dance.  http://redsilkdancers.weebly.com/

 

 

Pure Onyx Movement  & Dr. Sue - Dance Parade

Pure Onyx Movement Dr. Sue

Brooklyn is in the house – with Pure Onyx Movement – an American company that celebrates its African/International roots, Belly Dancing, and Inter-Generational Sisterhood!

Director Jeannie Mitchell says, “We breathe together.”

Here I am with Pure Onyx Movement!

Web: http://pureonyxmovement.webs.com/

 

 

 

Navatman Dancers with Dr. Sue - Dance Parade

Navatman Dancers & Dr. Sue

Is Bollywood calling? Navatman is a South Asian Dance and Music Company.  The troupe and school is based in New York and trains dancers in traditional Indian performance styles.

Here I am with the Navatman dancers. There are two lovely ladies and two utterly charming children.

Web: www.navatman.org

 

 

 

 

Dancing Wheels & Dr. Sue

Dancing Wheels & Dr. Sue

 

 

Diversity means more than multi-culturalism. It extends to the differently abled – like members of The Dancing Wheels Company and School.

Director Mary Verdi-Fletcher, may be in a wheelchair, but her passion for dance, vision of possibilities, and sheer capability have created a company and school where thousands of children and adults with and without disabilities study and perform together.

Web: www.dancingwheels.org

 

Dancing Wheels -   Mary Verdi-Fletcher

Dancing Wheels

 

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?”

– Robert Browning

 

 

 

(Photos by Jay Berman)

Hope you enjoy hearing me sing my original song:

“You Can Be a Hero” copyright 2015 Susan Horowitz

Creative Living by Dr. Sue: Support the Arts!

Without the arts, many children have no chance for a better, more fulfilling life! Without the arts, there is no real beauty, joy,  or civilization!

Dr. Sue’s mission is to create and perform empowering entertainment!

 

Sue MimosaBlog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com 

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

 

JCT Variety Show: Success Awaits Us!

JCT Variety Show Group Photo 9-24-2010

JCT Variety Show Group Photo 9-24-2010

What a thrill! This weekend, I was the singing host (that’s me in the pink top) for the JCT Variety host (now co-sponsored by BMCC club: “Success Awaits Us”)  at the Lafayette Grill, NYC.  As Amy Harlib, our yoga contortionist says,  “I love the mix of talent of all kinds and all ages!”  I do too!   My own style and songs are Broadwayesque pop – with a li’l bit of country.   But our variety show casts a much wider spotlight – and it’s fun to see all the different styles.

This show, we featured a beautiful dancer Valerie Kale (who looked like she shimmied out of Disney’s movie “Aladdin.”),  singers (Edwin Arzu, Juadon Rafik/Rocky Ousmane, Shadiya Thompson, Greg), guitarists (Johnny Mantra, Zhen), a comic (Scott Rios), an actress (Jazmin Luperena), rap artists (L.B., One Son),  and  Zurab (in the red shirt) who displayed the movie poster for his film).  Bridget Graham (who sculpts chocolate flowers for her Sweetable Eatables confections) contributed an interview and a yummy blend of chocolate and bling to our raffle (supervised by TV host Leyna). Danni (Kourtney Brown) and Poppa T. (producer) handled the videos.  Whew!  Pause for memory recharge…okay I’m back!

Actually, I believe that memory (and all mental functions) benefit from the stimulation of new challenges.  Certainly, as an English professor (and, shall-we-say “mature”? woman), most people wouldn’t expect me to belt out songs and co-produce a variety show, where some of the performers are  half my age and culturally very diverse. But why not?  It’s exciting, fun (that rush of applause from my students felt fantastic!) – and mutually educational.  We all get a chance to step out of  our usual roles and see each other as whole people – vulnerable, talented, sexy, smart, stupid, making mistakes, and fixing them.

But even though our roles stetch, they don’t entirely vanish.  Zhen, our young guitarist, likes to say “yes ma-am” me.  I think it’s culturally more natural for her – and I kind of liked it, too.  My performing name “Dr. Sue” works on stage – and for my students.  “Dr. Sue”  feels like a comfortable compromise between the respect of “Dr.”  (as in “Dr. Horowitz”) and the easy-to-pronounce, friendliness of “Sue.”   My producer, who calls himself “Poppa T.”  really is a kind of father figure to the whole production – and his name says it all.

Beyond that, we get a chance to experience different cultures – and to feel adventurous, yet safe.    After our show, I stayed for a  late night supper at Lafayette Grill with my former student Diana Taylor.  I also got up and danced with a hot middle-Eastern/Greek dance band and crowd.   An older gentlemen threw dollar bills on the floor.  I figured they were for my dancing, so I picked them up and tucked them into my waistband and top (feeling a little naughty).   Then we got our check and left.  Right outside the door, another gentlemen told me the money was for the musicians, so I went back inside and threw the bills back on the floor near the band.  it was a little embarrassing, but I figured the simplest way to handle the situation was to admit an honest mistake and move on.  Wouldn’t it be great if some of our bigger problems in politics and the mid-east could be handled that easily?

As Diana and I walked toward the subway, we both commented on how everyone danced together – young and old – and how everyone enjoyed the sensuality of traditional dancing and the community bonding.  I also thought the presence of elders provides young people with protection.  In American pop culture, many adolescents and 20 year olds go into a hard-drinking/clubbing culture of peers and strangers with no adult supervision.   Anything can happen – and sometimes does.

I hope our variety show provides excitement, fun, a way to explore diverse cultures – and safety.  I hope we can all grow as a powerful community by thinking outside our “jobs” – special thanks to Jazmin,  her lovely parents, and Juadon who helped with sign-in sheets; Johnny Mantra who played guitar beautifully for my cruise songs “Oceans of Fun”and “Fortunata”  and for Amy’s yoga dance; Danni and Zurab, who handled video and sound tech, Leyna who handled the raffle, and to our wonderful, supportive audience! There are many ways to be a star off- and on-stage.  I hope we can nurture and develop talent and provide a fun, social experience for our guests so people will stretch, take risks, have fun, and know there is a safety net of support – so we all can grow together.

Happiness Habits

  • Step out of your culture/age/stereotype box – some limits are real, but many are self-imposed. I’m not about to do a balletic grand jete (a  thrilling leap that gives the illusion of floating in air),  but I can enjoy the thrill of ballroom and belly dancing.
  • Celebrate your life and your own tastes and preferences. I might enjoy a cross-cultural foray into the hiphop hood – but my heart will always be a “golden oldie” -especially since, by a miracle of nature – my hair turned blond 🙂
  • Review by Dr. Susan Horowitz www.drsue.com,  CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue  Book: “Queens of Comedy” (essays and interviews with legendary comediennes – Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller.)