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

Award-winning Irish writer/playwright Sue Healy’s work has been supported and developed by Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Arts Council England. Her full-length stage plays include Cow (Etcetera Theatre, 2017) and Brazen (King’s Head Theatre, 2016), funded by Arts Council England. Sue’s work has also been performed at the Finborough, Arcola, Hackney Attic and Sterts theatres, and at festivals including the Claremorris Fringe (New Writing Award winner), the Brighton (Sussex Playwrights’ Award winner), the UEA Contemporary European Drama Festival, Norwich. December 2017 will see her work showcased at the Criterion theatre in London. Radio work includes nine plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (Opening Lines winner), WLRfm and KCLR96fm. She has been a finalist for BBC Scriptroom 12, Eamon Keane Playwriting Prize, Nick Darke Award and the Old Vic 12 New Voices. Sue's prose has won the the Molly Keane Award, HISSAC Prize, Escalator Award and has been published widely. Sue has been writer-in-residence on Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, and at the Heinrich Boll Cottage on Achill Island. She has also benefitted from juried artist residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and at Ginestrelle, Assisi in Italy. Sue is a UEA Creative Writing MA alumna. She spent eleven years in Budapest, editing Hungary A.M. She is currently London-based, completing a Ph.D. on the Royal Court Theatre. Sue is an Associate Lecturer in Playwriting at the Universities of Lincoln and Portsmouth, and tutors Creative Writing at City Lit. She is Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre. 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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