Irish writer/playwright Sue Healy’s work has been supported and developed by the Abbey Theatre, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, Arts Council England, 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.
A UEA Creative Writing MA alumna, Sue spent eleven years in Budapest, editing Hungary A.M. Presently, she is London-based, researching a Ph.D. on the Royal Court Theatre. She is Deputy Literary Manager at the Finborough.
Awards, Residencies and Bursaries:
2017 – Claremorris Fringe Award, Heinrich Boll residency bursary
2016 – Peggy Ramsay Foundation playwriting grant, Tyrone Guthrie Centre residency bursary, Arts Council England funding, BAI radio drama funding
2015 – BBC Opening Lines Award, Arte Studio Ginestrelle residency, BAI radio drama funding
2014 – University of Lincoln Ph.D. fees scholarship, BAI radio drama funding
2013 – Escalator Award, Arts Council England funding, Áras Eanna Inis Oirr residency, BAI radio drama funding
2012 – Meridian Short Story Prize
2011 – The Molly Keane Memorial Award, Sussex Playwrights’ Award, the HiSSAC Award
2010 – Ted O’Regan Arts Award bursary, Tyrone Guthrie Centre residency bursary
(2016 – Finalist for the Eamon Keane Playwriting Prize, Nick Darke Award and the Old Vic 12)