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Susie Dee


Australia Council Award for Theatre




Congratulations to Susie Dee, recipient of the 2022 Australia Council Award for Theatre!

Susie Dee 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 (for female director) She has directed theatrical works for MTC, Malthouse Theatre and many independent theatre companies and has been nominated for and won numerous awards.

Among her many accolades, Susie has received five Green Room Awards, including Best Director. She has also received a nomination for Best Director at the Helpmann Awards.


Meet the other recipients

The 2022 Australia Council Awards will be showcased on this page on 8-12 August 2022. Each of these artists in their own way reflect the vibrancy of Australia’s diverse cultural life.

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