I create adventurous experiences, with & for community.

Event Manager

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Packing the truck at Lismore Lantern Parade.

I have extensive experience coordinating festivals, events, tours, and workshops of all sizes and scales.

I deliver outcomes of value whilst managing budget constraints and strict timelines.

Arts Facilitator

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Facilitating a Food Walk for the Performance Climates conference.

I provide a sophisticated interpersonal space which brings forth the spirit of collaboration.

With over fifteen years experience in facilitating groups and individuals in the creative process, I work in community engagement contexts delivering high quality, empowering experiences. My emphasis is on enjoyment, health, and well being.

I create platforms for people to connect to self, other and place in ways that are life giving and joyful.


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Directing Risky Business. Photo by Angel Leggas.

I write scripts, direct live performance, and mentor both independent artists and community participants in playwriting, performance creation and story telling.

I create original hybrid performance and dance theatre that expresses the WILD, the BITTER & the BEAUTIFUL of life;

Telling tall stories about ordinary people;

Discovering moments of flight and exhilaration;

Cracking the every day with the world of the human spirit in a visceral live experience.


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Secret Places of Childhood

Physical Theatre Group 'Temporary Relief', an offshoot of the Physical Theatre class at Women's Circus

My Role: Writer, Director, Producing Mentor, and Co Devising Collaborator


'The script writing collaboration with Suze meant that something that was whirling round in my brain is now a reality. I couldn’t have done that by myself. I felt reassured and secure in her ability to draw out ideas and craft a meaningful narrative. I knew right from the start we’d get to a special place. It was a very enjoyable process.'

Catherine McMutrie, Nurse/Budding Creative

'I felt freer and creative, getting my body moving and exploring.'

Liam O'Grady, Primary School Teacher

'Suze’s work makes me feel alive, reflective, vital. Thicker in myself. Ready to go out and meet more of the world in my own body. It makes me think about how we become what we are. How stories play out in us, how we play out in stories. How we can engage in our lives. How things can change.'

Kate Barnett, Employee Experience Manager


I'm a citizen of the world who loves to listen to, tell, and share stories.

A graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts Performance Creation - Directing, and Art and Community Engagement post graduate programs, I bring fifteen years of knowledge and professional networks in community arts leadership and practice. I am an experienced Project Coordinator, Event Manager, and Art and Cultural Facilitator.

Currently working in Performing Arts Centre Management and Support, I've been a key player in delivering the launch of a new building and operations at the Goulburn Performing Arts Centre. I am training to become an Arts Centre Manager with PAC Australia Presenter Training Program 2022 cohort.

Working in community engagement contexts, I deliver workshops in theatre making, story telling, and embodiment practices. I train people in scenography and production management; as well as hands on practical skills in lighting, sound, and general theatre operations.

I provide a sophisticated interpersonal space which brings forth the spirit of collaboration; creating platforms for people to connect to self, other, and place, in ways that are life giving and joyful.

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