Last year, Irish writer/playwright Sue Healy’s work was supported and developed by Arts Council England, Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Waterford Corporation/Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Her debut stage production, ‘Brazen Strap’ showed at the King’s Head Theatre and she was a finalist for the 2016 Eamon Keane Playwriting Prize, the 2016 Nick Darke Award and the 2016 Old Vic 12. Most recently, she had a short piece in the inaugural Fizzy Sherbet event at the Hackney Attic, January 2017.
In previous years, Sue’s nine radio dramas have broadcast on BBC Radio 4, WLRfm, KCLR96fm; she has also won the Sussex Playwrights’ Award, presented in the Festival of Contemporary European Drama and has had staged readings of her work in London, Norwich, Brighton and Cornwall.
A UEA Creative Writing MA alumna, Sue’s prose won seven national prizes including the Molly Keane Memorial Award, BBC Opening Lines, Escalator Prize and HiSSAC Award. 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 Theatre.