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Suzanne Hawley

Artist, Writer

Suzanne is an experienced and award winning writer, having penned a feature film, many works for television, several plays and two novels. Suzanne has an AFI award for Best Screenplay for the mini series Bodysurfer, which was also a finalist at the 33rd Annual Film and Television Awards, New York.

Her feature film Wendy Cracked a Walnut (released in America as Almost…) received two AFI nominations, including for Best Screenplay and her miniseries Ring of Scorpio was also nominated for Best Miniseries at the AFI Awards.

Her TV writing credits include Headland, All Saints, Something in the Air, Heartbreak High, A Country Practice, Let the Blood Run Free and The Ferals. She also worked as a script editor on A Country Practice for Channel Nine and All Saints and Headlands for Channel Seven.

Her play Hitler Had a Mummy Too was performed at the Sailor’s Home Theatre in Sydney and La Mama in Melbourne. Mummy Loves You Betty Ann Jewel has been performed at SWY Theatre in Perth, La Boite Theatre Queensland, The Stables Darlinghurst, and was published by Currency Press. Another play, Concrete Palaces, won the Sydney Theatre Company award for Best Short Play at the opening of the Wharf theatre – Shorts at the Wharf.

In a brief sojourn as an actress, Suzanne performed at the Ensemble Theatre in the Australian premier of Neil Simon’s Chapter Two and in Jake’s Women, both directed by Hayes Gordon. She also appeared in Ibsen’s Pillars of Society at the STC. She was a featured guest in various television shows including Mother and Son, Menotti, A Country Practice, Young Doctors and Home Sweet Home.

Suzanne wrote Molly and Brendan: the Untold Story of A Country Practice, published by Fairfax Press and the darkly humorous novel Alison Says (published by Random House March 2005). She has a new novel, Detour, soon to be published.

Her play Wild Thing has its premiere season in Sydney in 2021.

Wild Thing: Make a play sing
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ArchivedFlight Path Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney 2 - 19 Mar 2021

Wild Thing: Make a play sing

Suzanne Hawley's new play tells a story of four female friends in their sixties, their loyalties and love for each other - and a choice they must make.

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