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Sue Smith

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Sue Smith is a multi-award winning screenwriter and script editor.

In 2012 Sue was Playwriting Australia’s playwright in residence at The Sydney Theatre Company. Her commission Kryptonite, an STC & STCSA co-production, was nominated for a 2014 Sydney Theatre Award for Best New Australian Work. Her most recent play Machu Picchu will premiere in 2016 as another STC and STCSA starring Lisa McCune. Her credits include the ABC miniseries Bastard Boys, the feature film Peaches, and the SBS miniseries RAN, which Sue co-wrote with John Alsop and Alice Addison. Other credits include the telemovies Temptation and The Road From Coorain, and, in partnership with John Alsop, the adaptation of My Brother Jack, the ABC series Bordertown, and the miniseries’ The Leaving of Liverpool and Brides of Christ.

Her first stage play, Thrall, was produced by Tamarama Rock Surfers in 2006 and In the Violet Time was showcased at the National Play Festival in 2008. Sue’s professional theatre debut, Strange Attractor, received a very successful premiere at the Griffin Theatre in 2009 (shortlisted 2010 NSW Premier’s Literary Award).

Sue also wrote the libretto for Rembrandt’s Wife, which premiered at the Victorian Opera April 2009 and was nominated for an AWGIE and Green Room Award.