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Summary

Suzanne wrote her first play at the tender age of nine, as entertainment for her classmates during their sewing lessons...
Since then, she has practiced and honed her writing for performance techniques; become a published and performed playwright; won numerous grants and accolades for her plays; and passed on her skills and passion for performance storytelling to the next generation(s) of performance makers or those simply wanting to improve their own storytelling techniques and characterisation through dialogue and action.

Biography

Suzanne Ingelbrecht is a published and performed award-winning Western Australian playwright. Her plays include Fragmented, Blusher (a Maj Monologues Finalist for 2008) and Breathe Out and I Breathe You In. She has been a KSP Writer’s Centre Writer-in-Residence and the 2011/2012 William Evans Playwriting Fellow at Otago University, New Zealand. She taught into the creative writing program at Curtin University for nearly 10 years and has facilitated numerous community-based creative development and storytelling workshops both in regional Western Australia and inter-state.
Her particular passion is to engage artists and young people with disability in writing and theatre-making activities. To that end, she has facilitated a number of masterclasses and workshops nationally and internationally, including with internationally renowned theatre company Back to Back Theatre in Geelong. She has written essays on disability for Westerly and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Disability: Looking Towards the Future (Routledge).

Relevant qualifications

Debut junior fiction novel TUMBLAGOODA (Book 1) published July 15, 2023. Publisher Dragonfly Publishing
Three plays published by Australian Plays Transform, the national curated organisation for disseminating Australian plays and playwrights.
Numerous Western Australian creative development, production & touring grants; and an Australia Literature Board grant (2005).
A PhD in Creative Writing, Edith Cowan University, Perth.
Current member of the Australian Society of Authors.
Current member of the Children's Book Council of Australia.
Current member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators.
Current member & former Writer in Residence, KSP Writers Centre.

Recent experience

I am a practised speaker and workshop facilitator. Recent engagements include

- Personal storytelling workshops, Arts Narrogin (2018)
- Guest presenter, UNESCO Cities of Literature Short Play Festival, Dunedin, New Zealand (2019)
- Lead Scriptwriting Facilitator, Penelope & Marlin, produced by Southern Edge Arts, Albany (2021)
- A Reimagined Midsummer Night's Dream, scriptwriting workshops and film process, produced by Spectrum Space, Fremantle (2022)
- Presenter & Script Writing Workshop Facilitator, Big Sky Readers & Writers Festival, Geraldton (2023)

Publications

TUMBLAGOODA

TUMBLAGOODA

Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing

Publ. date: 2023

Genre: Junior Fiction

P R E S E N T E S!

P R E S E N T E S!

Publisher: Australian Script Centre

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Memoir Play

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website https://www.dragonflypublishing.com.au/our-authors?pgid=kyl2pm3h-acfcc1f7-7505-432a-9bf6-e0442bd54a06

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/2MarysFRINGE22/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/suzanne_ingelbrecht_author/

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