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 Hackney Attic and Sterts theatres and festivals including the Claremorris Fringe (New Writing Award winner), the Brighton (Sussex Playwrights’ Award winner) and the UEA Contemporary European Drama Festival, Norwich. Autumn 2017 will see her work showcased at the Finborough, Arcola and Criterion theatres 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.
Awards, Residencies and Bursaries:
2017 – Claremorris Fringe Award, Heinrich Boll writer-in-residence, FfWG grant, Francis W. Reckitt Arts Funding.
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 writer-in-residence, 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
(2017 – Finalist for BBC Scriptroom 12, longlisted for the Papatano Prize 2016 – Finalist for the Eamon Keane Playwriting Prize, Nick Darke Award and the Old Vic 12, 2013 – shortlisted for Shoreline International Screenplay Award)