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Susie Dee


Susie has worked extensively in the theatre as a performer, devisor and director in Australia and overseas for the past thirty years. She has been the Artistic Director of three theatre companies: Melbourne Workers Theatre (MWT), Union House Theatre (UHT) and Institute Of Complex Entertainment (ICE), whose projects went on to win various awards and received many accolades for their ground-breaking site-specific work. In 2011, Susie was the recipient of the Australia Council residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. 

She has directed works for MTC, Malthouse Theatre, Hothouse Theatre and many independent theatre companies and has been nominated for and won numerous awards. Her 2016 production, Animal (co-devised with Nicci Wilks and Kate Sherman), won five Green Room Awards, including Best Director.

In 2017 she was nominated for three Green Room Awards including for Best Director for Looking Glass by Louris Van de Geer and for Big Heart by Patricia Cornelius. She was also nominated for Best Director in the 2017 Helpmann Awards for Patricia Cornelius’ SHIT. The same year, Susie co-directed and performed in Caravan, a Melbourne Festival/Malthouse co-production, co-written by Angus Cerini, Patricia Cornelius, Wayne Macauley and Melissa Reeves. Last year Susie spent time in Russia/Siberia, the first stage in the development of a new large-scale theatrical work.

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