Susan Isaacs


Adjunct Professor, Department of Cinematic Arts

Susan Isaacs is a writer, performer and teacher with many credits in television and film. She is an alumna of the Groundlings Sunday Company and has performed at the Comedy Central Stage, UCB Theater and iO West. Isaacs has written original programming for DirecTV and consulted on independent filMS She has taught screenwriting at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her comedy memoir, Angry Conversations With God, was voted a top-ten religion book by Publishers Weekly and Relevant magazine. Isaacs performs, speaks, and teaches at conferences and colleges throughout the country. She loves inspiring students of faith to pursue creative fields—to be creative with their faith, and faithful to their creativity.


  • BA, Film Production, University of California Los Angeles
  • M.F.A., Screenwriting, University of Southern California

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)


  • Screenwriting
  • Sketch comedy
  • Memoir

Courses Taught

  • CINE 375 – Screenwriting
  • CINE 385 - Intermediate Screenwriting
  • CINE 388 - Sketch Comedy for the Writer Performer
  • CINE 495 – Special Topics
  • THTR 216 - Theater Performance and Production