London (and Mayo) Calling

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Exited to learn that the inaugural Fizzy Sherbet evening of new writing by women, features my 12 minute play “Lakukuku”. The seven rehearsed readings will be presented at the Hackney Attic on January 24th – if you’re up that way, do come along!

And, and, and…  A 30 minute play of mine, “The Dog in the Tree House” is a finalist for and will be presented at the Claremorris Festival, Co. Mayo this March (date TBA). By happy chance, I have a two week residency at the Heinrich Boll cottage in Co. Mayo at precisely that time (sweet serendipity) so will definitely be in Claremorris to see the performance.

If any of you are in London, or Mayo, I hope you can make it along!

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About suehealy

Irish writer/playwright Sue Healy’s work has been supported and developed by the Abbey Theatre, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, the Heinrich Boll Association and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Her play ‘Brazen Strap’ ran at the King’s Head Theatre in May 2016, funded by Arts Council England. Her work has also shown at the Hackney Attic and the Etcetera Theatre in London, with readings in Norwich, Brighton and Cornwall. Sue’s nine radio dramas have broadcast on BBC Radio 4, WLRfm, KCLR96fm. Awards, Residencies and Bursaries: 2017 – Claremorris Fringe Award, Heinrich Boll bursary and residency 2016 - Peggy Ramsay Foundation playwriting grant, Tyrone Guthrie Centre residency, Arts Council England funding 2015 – BBC Opening Lines Award, Arte Studio Ginestrelle residency 2014 - University of Lincoln Ph.D. fees funding 2013 – Escalator Award, Áras Eanna Inis Oirr residency 2012 - Meridian Short Story Prize 2011 – The Molly Keane Memorial Award, Sussex Playwrights’ Award, the HiSSAC Award 2010 - Ted O'Regan bursary, Tyrone Guthrie Centre residency (2016 - Finalist for the Eamon Keane Playwriting Prize, Nick Darke Award and the Old Vic 12) A UEA Creative Writing MA alumna, she spent eleven years in Budapest, editing Hungary A.M. Presently, she is London-based, researching a PhD on the Royal Court Theatre. Sue is Deputy Literary Manager at the Finborough. View all posts by suehealy

4 responses to “London (and Mayo) Calling

  • writerlyderv

    Great that you’re in Claremorris at the exact time your play is on. Sometimes life delivers you the exact results you want.

  • bitofanactor

    Hi Sue, it would be nice if you could expand an occasional blog to include some more thoughts on your writing methods and ideas in general. Not wanting to sound critical but your posts too often seem like a bit of a litany of acceptances and info about where your work is on. I would like to know more about your thought ‘process’ as a playwright. What makes you tick! Thanks in anticipation!

    • suehealy

      Hello biotanactor, thanks for your comment. I think you’ll find a litany (probably way too much) regarding processes and writing approach in the archives. My most recent posts have been about my work for two reasons: 1) I feel I’d said all I could say about process and needed fresh material and 2) I genuinely have a lot of work on right now, and I think its important to let people know. Feel free to look through the archive – you’ll find plenty of information methods and approaches re inspiration, structure, character development, location, temporal setting, plot development, language, editing, submitting etc… And you’ll find that reference to my own work is rare and largely in recent months. All the best!

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