Wednesday, September 12, 2012

RIP Suzy Greenberg

As many of you know, we lost our executive producer, Suzy Greenberg, suddenly and unexpectedly on August 16, 2012. We are devastated and heartbroken, along with the rest of the Minneapolis/St. Paul arts community and all her friend and family.

Read more about Suzy and her many accomplishments here.

The mayor of Minneapolis proclaimed September 10, 2012, Suzy Greenberg Day.
I wrote a little bit about Suzy for an online memorial:

The loss of Suzy Greenberg is indescribable and will be felt for years to come. She meant so much to so many people - in and out of the arts community. And as much devastation as I feel over this indescribable loss, I feel equally lucky to have been a close friend and colleague of Suzy's.

She was the real deal and the smartest person in any room. Suzy's generosity was boundless and she inspired and motivated her fellow artists to try, just a little harder. She had great respect for artists and their work, especially young artists who were finding their way.

Suzy and I worked on several big projects together, including a documentary film about dollhouse crime scenes. She loved the film when it was just a giddy idea that she helped nurture along. We also workshopped concepts together and it was always enlightening and exciting. I would often find myself marveling at her new, brilliant ideas.

I think the best way we can honor Suzy's memory is by following her lead in generosity, creativity, and support, and by trying, just a little harder.

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