About Us



Sue Johnson, Director of the Wake Up And Live’s Actors Studio (WUAL) is an actor, director, producer, coach and consultant. Sue produces, directs and hosts  “Wake Up And Live With the Arts” YouTube show which celebrates and showcases the diversity of performing and cultural artists, and, formerly, “A New You for A New Life,” a holistic health and wellness program. Sue’s professional acting credits include appearances in Cleveland area theatres, including co-starring with Leon Bibb in A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters.  She has directed My Big Fat Dysfunctional Office, by Gary Webster, a commissioned  play, numerous "PlayActs" Performances, staged readings and full productions, including Vickie Williams, “Commemorative,” and producing “Black and Blue Rhapsody,” by Richard Asbury. TV credits include A & E's 100 Centre Street, and films, Antwone Fisher directed by Denzel Washington, and The Year That  Trembled, Jay Craven, Director. Her talent resume lists numerous TV commercials, industrials, and voiceovers

WUAL is a non-profit 501©3 performing arts, entertainment and education organization.  Established in 1997, WUAL has provided more than 700 aspiring and experienced performing artists and playwrights with an opportunity to learn, improve and practice their crafts and skills through artistic performance, which provides actors and other performing artists the opportunity to showcase their talents through plays, prose, poetry, performance pieces, dance and music.
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What others are saying. . .

“My experience with the Actors' Studio was extremely positive. I came to the sessions seeking a refresher for my rusty voiceover skills, having been out of the business for many years.  . . .patience, professionalism and expertise Sue possesses was invaluable to me."  -- RH

"Thank you for contributing greatly to the arts! Your work is important ."  -- Mary V-F

". . .glad to see results of your good works being able to be shown to others!”  -- Melony B

"Bravo, Sue; bravo, "Wake Up and Live With the Arts!" -- Peter LJ

"Sue Johnson and Wake Up and Live with the Arts is a real gift to our community. Thank you, Sue."  -- Bev K

"I greatly admire your professionalism and kindness. You're doing a lot of good by sharing what you know.”  -- Sarah M


 "You are a creator, and the subject of your creation is your joyful life experience. That is your mission. That is your quest. That is why you are here ."  (Abraham)