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. Susie has directed works for MTC, Malthouse Theatre, Hothouse Theatre and many independent theatre companies and has been nominated for and won numerous awards. She received two 2017 Green Room Award nominations for Best Director - Looking Glass by Louris Van de Geer and Big Heart by Patricia Cornelius - and a Helpmann Award Best Director nomination for Cornelius’ SHIT. Her 2016 production, Animal (co-devised with Nicci Wilks and Kate Sherman), won four Green Room Awards, including for Best Director. Last year Susie co-directed and performed in Caravan, a Melbourne Festival/Malthouse production co-written by Angus Cerini, Patricia Cornelius, Wayne Macauley and Melissa Reeves. She has recently returned from Russia/Siberia, the first stage in the development of a new large-scale theatrical work.
Susie tours in July 2019 to the Venice Biennale Theatre Festival with Cornelius' SHIT and Love and to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with SHIT in August. Shortly after, she returns to Australia to direct the large-scale work, Anthem, for the 2019 Melbourne International Festival.