Suzie Miller

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Suzie Miller
NationalityAustralian
Childrenone son, one daughter[1]

Suzie Miller is an Australian-born playwright. She is based in London.

Biography[edit]

Miller is a graduate of the Playwrights Studio at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Arts (2000), has a master's degree in Theatre & Film, and a master's degree in Law.[2] Miller resides in London.

Miller's published work includes:

  • Cross Sections, in a production directed by Chris Mead at the Old Fitzroy Theatre (2004). A 2005 production was mounted at the Sydney Opera House Studio. The play was short-listed for two Australian awards. A radio version (ABC Radio/Airplay) was aired in 2007.
  • Sold, first produced as part of the 2005 Theatrelab Program, starring Cicely Berry and supported by the Royal Shakespeare Company. It was then featured in a production directed by John Sheedy at the Old Fitzroy Theatre (2007).
  • All the Blood and All the Water, short-listed for the 2006 Rodney Seaborne Award, was awarded the 2006 Theatrelab – Open award (the Holmes a Court Award). This award included a two-week internship under Edward Albee. The script was produced in 2008 at the Riverside Theatre Parramatta, directed by John Sheedy.
  • The Emotional Anatomy of a Relationship Breakdown, a short play which ran for one week at the Victorian Arts Centre (2006). It was named as one of the ten best plays of that festival.
  • Births, Deaths and Marriages, a one-act play which was presented at the Australian National Playwrights Conference (2001).[3]

The National Theatre in London developed her work Transparency while on attachment there in March/April 2009.[4] She was also on attachment in 2009 with Ransom Theatre, Northern Ireland. Transparency, written under the Kit Denton Fellowship, premiered with Ransom (new writing) Theatre in Belfast in 2009, and toured Northern Ireland. It was nominated by the Irish Times as 'best of' 2009.

In 2008 her play Reasonable Doubt was produced at both the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival[5] and the 2008 NY Fringe Festival (winning the NY Festival's Excellence Playwriting Award).[6] Confused Sea Conditions was produced as one of 8 plays selected internationally in Philadelphia, USA, in April 2009.[7] Her Play Flight/Fright Mode was produced at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival as one of 8 Australian plays.

Her 2012 play Driving into Walls was first performed at the 2012 Perth International Arts Festival.[8]

Miller's play Dust premiered at the Heath Ledger Theatre in Perth in June 2014, and was performed by the Black Swan State Theatre Company.[9]

Awards and honours[edit]

Miller received the 2008 National Kit Denton Fellowship for writing.[10] She was shortlisted for the 2010 Australian Writers Guild Award for drama, and was shortlisted for the Griffin Award 2009. She won the 2006 and the 2009 Inscription award.

Miller was mentored by Edward Albee in 2009.[11] She received the 2008 New York Fringe Festival 'Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Playwriting'. She received the 2005 Theatrelab award. She was shortlisted for Premiers' awards and AWGIES (Writers Guild awards).

Miller has sat on the board of Playworks, Playwriting Australia, TRS, and State of Play. She has been a judge for the Australian Writers Guild for film scripts, plays and the Kit Denton, and has sat on the Australia Council of the Arts Literature Board as a theatre peer. She is also on the reader panel for various theatre companies in Australia and London.

Works[edit]

  • Cross Sections: 24 Hours in Kings Cross (2004)
  • The Emotional Anatomy of a Relationship (2006)
  • Sold (2007)
  • Confused Sea Conditions (2008)
  • All the Blood and All the Water (2008)
  • Transparency (2011)
  • Driving Into Walls (2012)
  • Onefivezeroseven (2014)
  • Dust (2014)
  • Caress/Ache (2015)
  • Medea (adaptation, 2015)
  • Snow White (2016)
  • Sunset Strip (2017)
  • The Mathematics of Longing (2018)
  • Prima Facie (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "''Stage Noise'', Q & A with Suzie Miller (accessed 12 June 2012)". Stagenoise.com. 9 May 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  2. ^ ""Miller is also a lawyer." (with photogph of Miller)(accessed 12 June 2012)". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  3. ^ RGM Artist Group, Plays (accessed 12 June 2012) Archived 20 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lisa (17 October 2009). "Irish Theatre Magazine - Transparency". Irishtheatremagazine.ie. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Fringe Festival 2008 Program page (accessed 12 June 2012)". Offoffoff.com. 25 August 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Reasonable Doubt notes (accessed 12 June 2012)". Theatretoursinternational.com. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  7. ^ "National Play Festival 2010 (accessed 12 June 2012)". Australianstage.com.au. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  8. ^ Laurie, Victoria (25 November 2011). "Creative educating for the future". The Australian. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Dust Programme" (PDF). Black Swan State Theatre Company. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Kit Denton Fellowship homepage (accessed 12 June 2012)". Awg.com.au. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Edward Albee Scholarship, 2009 Winners list and biographies (accessed 12 June 2012)". Inscription.com.au. Retrieved 31 July 2012.