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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 those less-than-illustrious beginnings she has practiced and honed her writing for performance techniques; become a published and performed playwright (see https://australianplays.org/playwright/ASC-3369); won numerous grants and accolades for her plays; and passed on her skills and passion for writing for theatre to the next generation(s) of performance makers and those simply wanting to improve their storytelling 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 currently teaches into the creative writing program at Curtin University, and in the past year has debuted as an actor in P R E S E N T E S! – her memoir play based on a recent life-changing journey through South America, with funding support from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (Culture & The Arts WA) amongst others.
Her particular passion is to engage artists with disability in writing and theatre-making activities; and she has facilitated a number of masterclasses and workshops nationally and internationally, including with internationally renowned inclusive 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

Three plays published by the Australian Script Centre, the national curated organisation for disseminating Australian plays and playwrights.
Numerous DCA 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.

Recent experience

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

- Guest speaker for the Society of Women Writers WA (2018)
- Mentor/dramaturg for Maura Pierlot at the KSP Writers Centre (2018)
- Personal storytelling workshops, Arts Narrogin (2018)
- Guest presenter, UNESCO Cities of Literature Short Play Festival, Dunedin, New Zealand (2019)
- Workshop facilitator, Writing for Performance workshop, Theatre of Speed, Back to Back Theatre (2019)

Publications

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://australianplays.org/playwright/ASC-3369

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Fragmented-Artists-183524765181669/

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgekdtjMWzLOe7lXwF_0new

Phone 0404026687

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