Irish writer/playwright Sue Healy’s drama credits in 2016 include a black comedy workshopped by Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. The play, ‘That Brazen Electric Strap of a Wan’, was staged at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington, funded by Arts Council England (May). Sue was a finalist for the Eamonn Keane Playwriting Prize (June), is currently a finalist for the Nick Darke Award and is also shortlisted for the Old Vic 12 (both results TBA).
In previous years, Sue’s nine radio dramas have broadcast on BBC Radio 4, WLRfm, KCLR96fm; she has also won the Sussex Playwrights’ Award, and presented in the Festival of Contemporary European Drama. Sue has had staged readings of her work in theatres in London, Norwich, Brighton and Cornwall.
A UEA Creative Writing MA alumna, Sue’s prose won seven national prizes including the Molly Keane, BBC Opening Lines, Escalator and HiSSAC awards. 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 the Finborough Theatre’s Literary Assistant.