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Suzie Miller

SUZIE MILLER

  

Nationality:    Australian
email:    n/a     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    David Higham Associates Ltd  represented by Georgina Ruffhead

Suzie Miller is a multi-award winning Australian/British playwright. A graduate of NIDA she has won, amongst other awards, the Australian Kit Denton Fellowship, the NY Fringe Overall ExcEllence in Playwriting award, and been shortlisted for numerous drama AWGIEs and Premier's awards. Suzie has had two developments with London's National Theatre and her work has been produced in Australia, London, Edinburgh, Ireland and New York. Her plays include Caress/Ache (National Theatre London/ Malthouse Theatre; JUNE (ATYP/ Legs on the Wall); Dust (Black Swan); Infidelity (Griffin); Driving Into Walls (Perth International Arts Festival 2012/ State Theatre); Transparency (Ransom Theatre, Belfast); Sold (Theatre 503); Reasonable Doubt, All the Blood and All the Water; Cross Sections; Confused Sea Conditions and Flight/Fright Mode (Edinburgh Festival, London's Southwark Playhouse).

Research:    http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/contributor/402485

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        All the Blood and All the Water         Births, Deaths And Marriages         Caress / Ache         Confused Sea Conditions         Cross Sections         Driving Into Walls         Emotional Anatomy Of A Relationship Breakdown, The         In the Heart of Darby Park         onefivezeroseven         Reasonable Doubt         Roaring Silence         Sold         Sunset Strip         Transparency



All the Blood and All the Water

Synopsis:
In our multicultural world, when is blood thicker than water? And which blood is your truth? Angel is 17. He loves hanging out at the beach and catching a wave. Honey, the girl he is falling for, is an Anglo-Aussie like Ryder, his best mate through school. Angel's dad is a Muslim from Iraq, his mum a second generation Italian-Australian. When Ryder's older brother Jax is released from prison there is pressure on Angel to choose between his two worlds. Is he an 'Aussie' or a 'muzzo'. Faced with betrayal, he must decide between his family and the world he thought he belonged to.' Source:www.riversideparramatta.com.au -

Notes:
This play won the theatrelab/Inscription Holmes A'Court Award which entitled the play to A two-week workshop with Edward Albee.

1st Produced:
Lennox Theatre, Parramatta, Nsw     08 May 2008

Organisations:
Riverside Productions

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/74917

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Births, Deaths And Marriages

Synopsis:
Angie and Vince both went to the same regional high school, were champs in the local spelling bee and were supposed to go to the high school formal together. Both left mysteriously for the big city, and both feel they have 'fallen' from grace for different reasons. When they meet up by accident while stuck in a department store lift, they Exchange The truths about why they left, share dark intimacies and grapple with their sense of identity and the possibility of return.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
40 mins One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Caress / Ache

Synopsis:
A brilliant surgeon can no longer bear to touch the living. Two voices connect fleetingly over the phone. A desperate mother begs to embrace her son one last time. A young woman seeks atonement. Disparate lives interweave, intersect, collide and connect in the most unexpected of ways inCaress/Ache. This is our world - where some long for the electrical charge of human contact, others flee it, and lives turn on the smallest moments of random intimacy. With Caress/Ache, Suzie Miller proves herself a most fearless playwright, revealing humanity in all its messy complexity. She is perfectly matched by director Anthony Skuse.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Sbw Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod Street, Kings Cross Nsw 2011     06 Mar 2015

Organisations:
Griffin Theatre company

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Confused Sea Conditions

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Seymour Downstairs Theatre, Chippendale, Nsw     28 Jan 2008

Organisations:
Short & Sweet Sydney Week 3

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/80148

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Cross Sections

Synopsis:
Cross Sections goes beyond the neon buzz of the Coke sign and a tourist's stroll along Darlinghurst Road and allows us to spend 24 hours in the Sydney's quintessential 'red light district'. A play that is populated by a parade of stunningly vulnerable characters, it explores the heart and soul of an underground community with rules of its own. there's young rent boy Aaron, searching for the Goddess (Leeanne, a prostitute who breathed him back to life), David-the-married-with-kids city corporate who in turn is searching for Aaron. Lou picks up fares while runaways Amelia and Fung-Lee hatch a plan, and elderly Enid endlessly sweeps the streets.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Old Fitzroy Hotel Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Nsw     34/2004

Organisations:
Tamarama Rock Surfers

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
2 Act 120 mins Play/Drama. - - Gay, theme/character full length

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  Nine actors play 25 characters

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/62462

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Driving Into Walls

Driving Into Walls
Pashing, fighting, laughing, dancing and confessing. . .drawn from over 500 starkly honest, and highly confidential interviews with Western Australian teens, this intimate and confronting play draws back the curtain on what it means to be young in our modern, media-driven society. Five teenagers walk an emotional tightrope of online and offline relationships, colliding with one another and driving into the walls built around them. This daring, immersive play is a raw and voyeuristic view of their deepest secrets, rages, anxieties and hopes.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Studio Underground, Perth, Wa     25 Feb 2012

Organisations:
Perth International Arts Festival 2012. Barking Gecko Theatre Company

1st Published:
PlayLab, Australia   

Music:
-

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Genre:
drama, theatre for young people, verbatim

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/100713

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Emotional Anatomy Of A Relationship Breakdown, The

Synopsis:
A short comedy exploring relationship breakdown. Annabelle and Christopher have broken up! Three facets of Annabelle and three facets of Christopher represent the different versions of truth, games, manipulations and desperations involved in battling the emotional landscape and the see-sawing dynamic implicit in a relationship breakdown. Once shifting power relationships are juggled through lust, romance, despair and remorse, is there finally some balance

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Fairfax Studio, Melbourne, Vic     29 Nov 2006

Organisations:
Short and Sweet Festival

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Ten minute comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/79853

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In the Heart of Darby Park

Synopsis:
A girl has gone missing. Do her friends know more than they are saying? A body has been found, and yet the police are getting nowhere. A Father takes justice into his own hands. Playing it in a way that make sense to him. But nothing is as it seems, and evidence is just about unravelling stories within stories..A play about envy, jealousy and every changing nature of 'truth'.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
A Play, a Pie and a Pint

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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onefivezeroseven

onefivezeroseven
onefivezeroseven opens wide the bedroom doors of Australian teenagers, allowing us into their inner sanctum. A very real look at everything they have, and everything they hope for. The crafting of raw content sourced directly from interviews with hundreds of Australian teenagers has culminated in a thrilling, brave and emotionally charged piece of theatre that's sure to ignite conversations and challenge perceptions.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
PlayLab, Australia   

Music:
-

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Genre:
drama, theatre for young people, verbatim

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Reasonable Doubt

Synopsis:
A story of relationships, betrayal and justice as two former jury members Ella and Julian meet up for a hot night of passion acting on previously undeclared feelings - the truth is not what it seems and amidst the sexual and psychological tension arise issues of loyalty, truth and betrayal with the final verdict being one on relationships generally. Do we interpret the actions of others in ways that suit us or is there a universal we can rely on? Do we desire people for who they are or for who we perceive them to be? What is truth and do we ever really know the people we are involved with? In a world that is increasingly uncertain what is certain and what is just?

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London: Millfield Arts Centre     22 Jul 2008

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
1h 20m, Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Roaring Silence

Synopsis:
A horrific crime is committed sending shock waves through the victim's family. the silence that engulfs the victims grand-daughter, 19 year old Amelie, has its own eerie trauma. While the media and public express sensationalist horror those who new the victim have to come to terms with a new way of being in the world. Amelie is ages 19, 20, 25 and 34. the journey that she takes is personal and eventful in the disturbing way that every victim of crime has to find a way to still live in the world as it now appears. Amelie explores every part of her being - her sexuality, her desires, her past, her relationships and her country. Simultaneously exploring the excruciating and conflictual need for revenge, and the need to continue to exist in a now foreign world, it is a story that reveals the process of return.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Monologue play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Sold

Synopsis:
Sold is the tracking of lives that have become cluttered with the materialism of our new Australia - a new world where mortgage insecurity and consultant employment are the norm, relationships are contracted out, and intimacy is relegated to the too-hard basket. How did we all get sold on this version of life? When enough people silently relent, the complicity of the rest of us is somehow drawn to the fore. Anthony, Hilary, Stan, Jen and Mandy struggle with their own emotional lives and each are trying to 'make it all work', yet the further they retreat from something real the more they fall. While all aspiring to the great sale - what have they each relinquished to be a player in a world where money spells success - where positive thinking is the new religion? It is only in dealing with our own life tragedies and losses that we can be alive enough to be part of humanity generally. A bitingly funny and intensely acerbic look at real estate, relationships and run-away failure!

Notes:
selected for the 2005 theatrelab program with Cicely Berry (Royal Shakespeare Company)

1st Produced:
Old Fitzroy Hotel Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Nsw     01 Feb 2007

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXXI (2011) Page 0393; http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/69278

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Sunset Strip

Sunset Strip
At Sunset Strip the only people left are those who couldn't leave. Arriving home after a bout of chemotherapy to this once-thriving summer hot spot, Caroline finds the lake completely dried up, the holiday-makers long gone. Yet her younger sister, the ever-optimistic Phoebe, remains doggedly hopeful. Between a stint in rehab, caring for her demented dad (who has a penchant for training goldfish) and losing her kids temporarily to DOCS, Phoebe has managed to find love in Teddy, a local fallen fella with a big heart. And now that Caroline is back, Phoebe is determined to make life fabulous. In Sunset Strip, Suzie Miller, author of Caress/Ache and Transparency, examines love, family dysfunction and making the best of shitty situations and prosthetic breasts. Sunset Strip finds the humour in tragedy and creates an unlikely path for humanity to triumph.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Stables Theatre, Darlinghurst, NSW     14 Jun 2017

Organisations:
The Uncertainty Principle

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
https://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/127544

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Transparency

Transparency
In the countdown to Christmas the disappearance of a young boy rocks a small town community instigating a chain of events that will alter the lives of everyone involved. For Simon, the world he has built here was a second chance; though still ridden with guilt, in the eyes of the law he has paid for his mistake. Given a new identity, new history and a single confidante, he has successfully buried the truth of his past; even from Jessica, the woman he loves. Will events force Simon to step outside the prison his new identity has become and does the community have the right to know his true identity?

Notes:
Transparency was the recipient of the Kit Denton Award for brave And courageous writing in 2009.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Ransom Theatre Company

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
thriller

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/93482

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