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Suzie Miller Suzie Miller i(A90334 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Suzie Miller has worked as a lawyer at the Shopfront Youth Legal Centre in Darlinghurst, Sydney.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2013 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships New Work - Established Writers Writing for Performance
2008 AWGIE Awards Kit Denton Fellowship

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Prima Facie 2019 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2019 14531585 2019 single work drama

'To win, you just need to believe in the rules. And Tessa loves to win, even when defending clients accused of sexual assault. Her court-ordained duty trumps her feminism. But when she finds herself on the other side of the bar, Tessa is forced into the shadows of doubt she’s so ruthlessly cast over other women.

'Winner of the 2018 Griffin Award, Prima Facie is an indictment of the Australian legal system’s failure to provide reliable pathways to justice for women in rape, sexual assault or harassment cases. It’s a work of fiction, but one that could have been ripped from the headlines of any paper, any day of the week, so common you could cry.

'Turning Sydney’s courts of law into a different kind of stage, Suzie Miller’s (Sunset Strip, Caress/Ache) taut, rapid-fire and gripping one-woman show exposes the shortcomings of a patriarchal justice system where it’s her word against his.

'Maybe we need a new system.'

Source: Griffin Theatre Company.

2018 winner Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting

(as 'On the Face of It').

y separately published work icon I Looked Up And There You Were 2016 9703475 2016 single work drama

'An unexpected passion drags two people through something they don't fully understand. Deliberately experimenting with different forms and concepts, this play is about the vulnerability of the lives we live, and about how for women autonomy and responsibility are always in a state of flux. What does it mean to be partner, mother, careerist and what happens when an unforeseen and forbidden desire is unleashed?'

Source: Queensland Theatre (http://www.queenslandtheatre.com.au/For-Artists/Opportunities/Queensland-Premiers-Drama-Award). (Sighted: 13/07/2016)

2016 finalist Queensland Premier's Drama Award - Theatre and Public Life
Dust 2014 single work drama

'A great wind completely blankets Perth with red dust. Some believe that an apocalypse looms. But for others – a man and his young step-daughter, two strangers stranded in an airport lounge, young lovers in a hotel suite, a bride-to-be watching her white wedding disintegrate – the storm might be a gift.

'A stunning look at the ways in which we love, blame, connect, and find beauty in the chaos of our lives.

'Tender, uplifting and unforgettable, Dust, by acclaimed and dazzling playwright Suzie Miller is about the odysseys we embark on when our worlds turn upside down.' (Production summary)

2016 winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Scripts
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