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1 y separately published work icon The Fall Suzie Miller , 2020 Australia : PlayWriting Australia , 2020 19665763 2020 single work drama
1 y separately published work icon Prima Facie Suzie Miller , 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.

1 1 y separately published work icon The Mathematics of Longing Suzie Miller , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2018 13739447 2018 single work drama

'The Mathematics of Longing is a love story of whimsical delight and earnest gravity; a new work by internationally renowned Australian playwright Suzie Miller, with trailblazing Gold Coast based dance-theatre company, The Farm.'

1 y separately published work icon Sunset Strip Suzie Miller , 2017 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2017 11631966 2017 single work drama

'At Sunset Strip the only people left are those who couldn't leave. Arriving home after a bout of chemotherapy to this once thriving summer hot-spot, Caroline finds the lake completely dried up, the holiday-makers long gone.

'Yet her younger sister, the ever-optimistic Phoebe, remains doggedly hopeful. Between a stint in rehab, caring for her demented Dad (who has a penchant for training goldfish) and losing her kids temporarily to DOCS, Phoebe has managed to find love in Teddy, a local fallen fella with a big heart. And now that Caroline is back, Phoebe is determined to make life fabulous.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon I Looked Up And There You Were Suzie Miller , 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)

1 OneFiveZeroSeven Suzie Miller , 2016 single work drama
— Appears in: Driving into Walls [and] OneFiveZeroSeven 2016;

'onefivezerosevenopens wide the bedroom doors of Australian teenagers, allowing us into their inner sanctum. A very real look at everything they have, and everything they hope for.

'The crafting of raw content sourced directly from interviews with hundreds of Australian teenagers has culminated in a thrilling, brave and emotionally charged piece of theatre that’s sure to ignite conversations and challenge perceptions.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Driving into Walls [and] OneFiveZeroSeven Suzie Miller , Fortitude Valley : Playlab , 2016 11978610 2016 selected work drama
1 y separately published work icon Snow White Suzie Miller , Zulya Kamalova (composer), Fortitude Valley : Playlab , 2016 11977511 2016 single work musical theatre

'There’s a queen, a girl, a huntsman, a mirror, an act of jealousy, a poison apple and a deadly axe. It’s everything you recognise, but nothing you’d expect. 

'When the Queen is faced with the same threat that ignited her own rise to power, she sets out to do anything to protect her throne. She is soon, however, faced with the ugly truth that the real question isn’t how far is she willing to go to maintain her control, but was she ever in control to begin with? We all know the Queen rules the board, but who is playing whom? This version of the classic tale interrogates what it means to be a woman, a girl, a daughter and a mother. It asks us who defines beauty and at what cost do we live a life defined by the gaze of others? 

'This Snow White isn’t a gentle story to lull the children to sleep, but rather a darkly sexual and humorous look into power and who actually wields it.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 1 y separately published work icon Medea Suzie Miller , 2015 Brisbane : Playlab , 2019 8631403 2015 single work drama

'When Medea fell for Jason, she fell hard. Hard enough to sacrifice everything to be with him. She deceived her father, committed murder, left the comforts of her homeland and bore him two sons.

'So when a power-hungry Jason takes up with a younger woman, Medea’s humiliation quickly turns to revenge and a horrible plan is hatched. Nothing is off limits. No one is safe. Not even the children.

'Acclaimed Australian playwright Suzie Miller’s elegant adaptation will be played in the round, bringing this classic tale of revenge to life.' (Production summary)

1 1 Dust Suzie Miller , 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)

1 3 y separately published work icon Caress/Ache Suzie Miller , 2013 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2015 Z1931064 2013 single work drama

'A former star surgeon can no longer bear to touch the living. Two voices connect over the phone. A desperate mother begs to embrace her son one last time. An Arabic victim seeks atonement. A young idealistic couple fight to reconnect after infidelity. Disparate lives interweave, intersect, impact and connect. A play for movement and words; where lives turn on the smallest moments of random intimacy.'

Source: Griffin Theatre Company.

1 2 Driving into Walls Suzie Miller , 2012 single work drama young adult
— Appears in: Driving into Walls [and] OneFiveZeroSeven 2016;
'Making out, fighting, laughing, dancing and confessing … Drawn from over 500 starkly honest and highly confidential interviews with Western Australian teens, this intimate and confronting play draws back the curtain on what it means to be young in our modern, media-driven society. Five teenagers walk an emotional tightrope of online and offline relationships, colliding with one another and driving into the walls built around them. This daring, immersive production gives a raw and voyeuristic view of their deepest secrets, rages, anxieties and hopes. ' Source: www.barkinggecko.com.au/ (Sighted 06/03/2012).
2 7 Transparency Suzie Miller , 2009 single work drama
1 Reasonable Doubt Suzie Miller , 2008 single work drama

'Anna and Mitchell, jurors on a high profile murder trial, conduct an illicit affair while confined during deliberations. Two years on they arrange to reunite in a chic hotel room... and uncover some buried truths.

'... The play poses the question, "If we know our verdict is compromised when we give it, can we live with the guilt once the sentence is passed?"

'The drama sizzles with passion and moral dilemma... and makes us question how we might act in similar circumstances - after all - "Trial by Jury", the cornerstone of our judicial system and bulwark against authoritarianism, relies on integrity, but what happens when that integrity. compromised by individual indiscretion.'

Source: Theatre Tours International website, http://www.theatretoursinternational.com
Sighted: 11/03/2010

1 3 Sold Suzie Miller , 2007 single work drama

'Sold is the story of Anthony, Hilary and Stan - all selling real estate in a second rate agency - all aspiring to the great sale! But what have they relinquished to be a player in a world where money spells success, relationships are contracted out, intimacy is relegated to the too-hard basket, morgage insecurity is the norm and positive thinking is the new religion?

Both hilariously funny and heartbreakingly sad - Sold deals with the questions that are in the minds of all of us - the unspoken fear that 'this is it' 'this is the life we have - the only one - and what are we doing with it?' 'is this good enough?'.'

Source: Old Fitzroy Theatre website, http://www.oldfitzroy.com.au/trs/default.asp
Sighted: 02/02/2007

1 1 All the Blood and All the Water Suzie Miller , 2006 single work drama

'In our multicultural world, when is blood thicker than water? And which blood is your truth? Angel is 17. He loves hanging out at the beach and catching a wave. Honey, the girl he is falling for, is an Anglo-Aussie like Ryder, his best mate through school. Angel's dad is a Muslim from Iraq, his mum a second generation Italian-Australian. When Ryder's older brother Jax is released from prison there is pressure on Angel to choose between his two worlds. Is he an 'Aussie' or a 'Muzzo'. Faced with betrayal, he must decide between his family and the world he thought he belonged to.' Source:www.riversideparramatta.com.au (Sighted 21/04/2008).

1 1 Cross Sections Suzie Miller , 2005 single work drama
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