Tori Truss

Lecturer Emeritus of Acting

My Bio

BSS, Northwestern University
Vanderbilt University

Before SSU, Tori was involved in educational youth theatre, where she developed curriculum and outreach shows which toured several states.  She directed productions with internationally acclaimed Antenna Theater, including Appearance of Civilization selected for the SF Chronicle’s annual “Top 10” List. She was a founding member of Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble, Pennsylvania. At SSU she directed Amahl and the Night Visitors, Curse of the Starving Class, and Fefu and Her Friends. Tori has appeared in principal roles in independent features.  Her acting teachers include Frank Galati, Alvina Krause, Alice Spivak, and Bud Beyer.  Her favorite acting roles include Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Lesbia in Shaw's Getting Married, Sabina in Skin of Our Teeth and most recently Ruella in Communicating Doors.