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I am a Belfast born, Margate based solo artist, writer, director and collaborator working within theatre and live performance.
I make massive hearted, multidisciplinary work that illuminates unheard stories.
I make work for ‘Auntie Mary’, who sits in the cheapest seat and comes to see a cracking story unfold.
Fusing movement, music and storytelling, my work explores the clash between lived experiences, illusion and delusion.
If you, like me, are permanently curious, please do get in touch and whilst you're here, check out my current project,
I’m an actor/ director/ writer turned multidisciplinary performance maker.
I’ve trained with Bryony Kimmings and Haley McGee. I was shortlisted for The Abbey Begins workshop at The National Theatre of Ireland and Pintsized Octoberfest Playwriting competition at The Bunker Theatre, both in 2019.
Actor training at E15 (BA Acting), EACT (European Actors Continuous Training in conjunction with RADA, IIPA and The Actor’s Centre) and Director training under Di Trevis (The Workshop).
I’m an invited member of the Lincoln Centre Director Lab NYC (2014), Young Vic Springboard Group for Directors (2013) and the Tamasha Developing Writer Group (2012).
I’ve directed other people’s work on the London fringe and have worked with writers like Brad Birch, Charlie Josephine, Izzy Tennyson, Rabiah Hussain and Harriet Madeley. With acting, I worked in the UK and Ireland for places like The Lyric Belfast, The Lowry and BBC Radio. My writing has been performed at venues such as The Pleasance, The Arcola, The Spoken Space and The Mac, Belfast.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
OLIVIER AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR
“Susan has an absolutely authentic voice.”
My latest project is solo show ‘Less Alone, More Alive,’ which was awarded an R and D development grant in 2022 by Arts Council England. This support enabled us to develop a work in progress show which was shared at Camden People's Theatre (Sprint Festival) as well as a series of workshops promoting creative wellbeing tools as a vehicle for connection and joy. Our partners for this project included Power of Women - Thanet, Open School East, London Irish Centre, Arts Education Exchange and Crest EACT Academy - Brent. Through this series we have refined our workshop offering and built relationships with the communities we want to connect with.
In February, I exhibited an immersive sound installation called 'Ruby' as part of the show 'Once More with Feeling' at Open School East, a multidisciplinary art school in Margate. Arts Council England supported me to attend OSE through a DYCP (Develop Your Creative Practice) grant, as well as supported me to be mentored to expand my performance practice by Caroline Horton and Lemn Sissay.
I’m a grateful recipient of a Tech Fund bursary from Graeae Theatre Company and The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which enabled me to expand my practice and experiment with tech equipment for performance, in order to 'covid proof' my practice.