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Sue Smith Sue Smith i(A6160 works by)
Born: Established: 1959 ;
Gender: Female
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Sue Smith is a playwright and screenwriter. She has written and co-written a number of highly acclaimed works for television and has enjoyed success with her works for the stage. In addition to the works listed on AustLit, Smith's television credits include the series Bordertown, The Leaving of Liverpool, Fallen Angels and The Cooks, and episodes of The Young Doctors and Sons and Daughters.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Kryptonite 2014 Fortitude Valley : Playlab , 2016 6433783 2014 single work drama

'Commissioned by Sydney Theatre Company, Sue Smith (Mabo, Brides of Christ) has created a cerebral and thrilling play for the ‘Asian Century’. Dylan, a carefree and charismatic Aussie bloke enjoys a fleeting flirtation with Lian, a shy international student at Sydney University. Years later their paths cross again when he is a politician whose career is on the rise, and she is living back in China as a senior executive. Against crosscurrents of politics, economics and scandal the stakes are higher than they could ever have imagined as they attempt to bridge the cultural gap. Directed by Geordie Brookman, Kryptonite is co-produced with State Theatre Company of South Australia.'

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2015 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
2014 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work
form y separately published work icon Mabo ( dir. Rachel Perkins ) Sydney : Blackfella Films Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2011 Z1792989 2011 single work film/TV

'Tells the story of one of Australia's national heroes: Eddie Koiki Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at fifteen, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that once and for all overthrew the fiction of terra nullius.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 20/5/2014)

2012 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Scripts
2012 winner Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Film of the Year
2012 winner Queensland Literary Awards Television Script Award
2012 winner AWGIE Awards Telemovie - Original
Rembrandt's Wife 2009 single work musical theatre opera

'Rembrandt's Wife is a compelling story that explores the tragic relationships of one of the world's greatest painters: the death of his beloved wife Saskia, the madness of his lover Geertje and the haunting visions of his muse to be Hendrijke. A chamber opera, this work will reflect in words and music the light and colour that are the hallmarks of Rembrandt's style.'

Source: CUB Malthouse website,
Sighted: 20/04/2009

2010 winner AWGIE Awards Music Theatre
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