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THEATRE ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Suzie J. Jarmain is a multi-talented specialist in transformational acting, realism, contemporary text, and stage performance skills. An acting graduate of the School of Creative Arts, Wollongong University, Suzie launched her career as an actor and theatre performance maker in Sydney, 1993. She has now worked with national and international companies; National Theatre of Scotland (UK), BBC Scotland (UK), Traverse Theatre (UK), The Arches (UK), North Edinburgh Arts Centre (UK), The Performance Space (AUS), Melbourne Theatre Company (AUS), La Mama Theatre (AUS) and Australian Theatre for Young People (AUS), amongst others. Moving into stage directing, Suzie won Short and Sweet Sydney in 2010 with her directorial debut It’s All the Rage showcasing at NIDA Parade Theatres. She undertook further study achieving distinction in the postgraduate diploma in theatre directing with Victorian College of the Arts. She continued to combine directing, performance, and writing for theatre in her Master’s project Faking It for Real and solo new work, Elizabeth Taylor is My Mother (2015). The project won the prestigious Philip Parson’s prize awarded by the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (AUS). Suzie focuses on practice-based research completing her doctorate on identity in realism-based acting. She is also a regular guest teaching artist with Union House Theatre (VIC), Victorian College of the Arts (AUS), and Monash University (AUS). Suzie now presents work on transformational acting and identity at conferences internationally and nationally.

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