Suzie Miller is a contemporary international playwright and screenwriter drawn to complex human stories often exploring injustice. Her plays have been produced in 40 productions around the world winning multiple prestigious awards, she has been commissioned by, or been in residence at theatres including London’s National Theatre, the National Theatre of Scotland, Griffin Theatre Australia, Theatre Gargantua Canada and La Boite Theatre Australia.
In 2020 her drama PRIMA FACIE (premiered 2019, Griffin Theatre) won the 2020 AWGIE for Drama; the 2020 David Williamson Award for Outstanding Theatre Writing; and the 2020 prestigious Major AWGIE across all categories of theatre, film and television. In previous years she has won amongst other awards, the National Griffin Theatre award (2018), the Kit Denton Award for Writing with Courage (2009); the NY Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Playwriting (2008); AWGIE for Radio Play writing (2013); Inscription (and a mentorship with Edward Albee 2006, 2009); and more.
It has now been translated in 20 languages.
PRIMA FACIE has enjoyed extraordinary acclaim in 2022 marking Suzie’s West End debut produced by Empire Street Productions and starring Jodie Comer before transferring to Broadway in 2023. In 2023 the production won the Tony Award for Best Actress (Jodie Comer) and the Olivier Award for Best New Play and Best Actress (Jodie Comer) and was nominated for a further 3 Olivier Awards along with the What’s On Stage Award London for Best New Play.
Suzie has also written a feature film adaptation of PRIMA FACIE for Bunya Productions and Participant Media in the US, with Cynthia Erivo to star in and EP.
Suzie’s theatre credits include: for Griffin: PRIMA FACIE (and a return season); CARESS/ACHE; for Griffin Independent: SUNSET STRIP; for Black Swan State Theatre Company: DUST; for La Boite Theatre: THE MATHEMATICS FO LONGING, MEDEA; for Performing Lines WA: OVEREXPOSED; for Perth International Arts Festival and Sydney Opera House: DRIVING INTO WALLS, OneFiveZeroSeven; for Queensland Opera: SNOW WHITE; for Ransom Theatre Northern Ireland & Seymour Centre/Riverside Theatres: TRANSPERENCY.
Other international credits include: for the National Theatre of Scotland: VELVET EVENING SEANCE; for Theatre Gargantua (Canada): THE SACRIFICE ZONE; for the Cherry Tree Theatre New York: REASONABLE DOUBT; for the Assembly Rooms for Theatre 503 London, SOLD.
2022 saw the premiere of two commissioned plays for Suzie: ANNA K, for Malthouse Theatre; and a sold out season of RBG: OF MANY, ONE for Sydney Theatre Company.
Suzie’s commissioned play for Griffin Theatre Company, JAILBABY, had its premiere season in July 2023.
She is currently under commission by Jonathan Church Productions, London.
Suzie is also developing a number of film and television projects including feature film adaptations of her play and DUST; along with original television series in the UK and Australia for Drama Republic, Matchbox Pictures, Curio and Synchronicity. For Film Art Media, Suzie is adapting Heather Rose’s novel BRUNY.
Suzie sits on the theatre committee of the AWG and the boards of various theatre companies.