Suzanne’s plays have been produced across the US. Productions include: CONFEDERATES (TheatreWorks – Silicon Valley, Weissberger and Susan Smith Blackburn nominations, Kilroy’s Honorable Mention); THE GOD GAME (Pulitzer nomination, over a dozen productions including the co-premiere between Capital Rep/Gulfshore Playhouse); NAKED INFLUENCE (Capital Rep); SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS (Houston’s 4th Wall Theatre, Dreamcatcher Rep/PTNJ, TheatreWorks – Silicon Valley Play Festival starring Patrick Page and Karen Ziemba) and FULL BLOOM (Barrington Stage - Osborn New Play nomination from the American Theatre Critics Association; Hudson Stage, etc.). HONORS: NYFA Fellow, Lark Fellow (and featured writer), Ashland NPF, the Berrilla Kerr Foundation Grant, the Coe College Playwriting Prize, and the BMI Foundation’s Harrington Award. Suzanne was twice the winner of the NEXT ACT! New Play Summit at Capital Rep, twice an Honorable Mention for the Kilroy’s List, and was the silver prize winner for the Hart New Play Initiative. RESIDENCIES include: The New Harmony Project, PlayPenn, the LAByrinth Theatre Company’s Summer Intensive, the Lark/Rebeck/DTF Writers’ Retreat, and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Southern Writers’ Project. PUBLICATIONS: Playscripts, Samuel French, HowlRound, Applause Books, the Connotation Press, multiple Smith & Kraus anthologies. Suzanne was the keynote speaker for the TheatreWorks – Silicon Valley 2018 New Works Festival, which launched their Tony-winning season. She is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the EST Playwrights Unit, the Dramatists Guild, Honor Roll!, an alum of Project Y’s Writers Group, is a regular moderator at the Actors Studio Playwright/Director Workshop, and teaches playwriting at Primary Stages, ESPA. A highlight for Ms. Bradbeer was her work as a dramaturg for Arthur Miller and Jim Houghton on Signature Theatre Company’s production of THE AMERICAN CLOCK. REPRESENTATION: Amy Wagner at A3 Artists Agency.
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MORE ABOUT ME:
What play or production changed your life? WHEN YOU COMIN' BACK, RED RYDER? I auditioned on a whim; acting in that ensemble production terrified and thrilled me and pushed me into the theater. What's the one thing (almost) nobody knows about you... I used to work for John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal. What is your favorite thing to do when you're not writing? Daydream. Listen to podcasts. Oh, and watercolor - I'm quite terrible at it but I'm also kind of obsessed.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON NOW:
Several things: I GOT YOU, a play about a wildly talented but self-destructive athlete; GHOST TREES, a play about wildfires and an imploding family; I'm also working with songwriter Gary Negbaur on an UNTITLED Christmas musical and am in post-production for my film CONSIDER THE SPARROW.
Tragi-comic, strong female leads, politics, faith, musical theater, librettist, magic realism, young audiences, journalism and media, holiday, Christmas, Halloween, climate.