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Heroine, Director, Made in Scotland Award 2018

written and performed by Mary Jane Wells

2-27 August, 2018, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Fringe

EVE, Director & Designer, National Theatre of Scotland

written and performed by Jo Clifford

3 August, 2017 - 15 September 2018 and touring

Director, The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

13-22 December, 2018, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Co-director, Queen Jesus Plays

7 January - 9 March, 2019 Voice & Shakespeare Acting Workshop

YAZAN Professional Actor Training, Beirut

Creative Development Director, Voice Studio International

Associate Teacher, Centre for Voice in Performance

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Cleopatra, Director, Madame Teatro

November 2017, SESC Palladium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The Last Post, Director, Made in Scotland Award 2017

original St Magnus International Festival Commission

17-20 and 22 August, 2017, Summerhall @ Army Reserve Centre

Susan Worsfold is an award winning theatre director specialising in the Nadine George Voice Work for which she is one of only 14 accredited teachers worldwide. She has worked with the National Theatre of Scotland and been supported by Creative Scotland, Made in Scotland, British Council Brazil and British Council Scotland.

She was the inaugural Director of The Attic Collective, establishing an ensemble theatre company resident at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and Kings Theatre, Edinburgh, supported by the Festival City Theatres Trust and working with emerging artists aged 18-26.

Susan is co-company director of Queen Jesus Plays, working with Jo Clifford and producer Annabel Cooper to direct the internationally acclaimed The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven, which toured to Brazil in 2016 with support from British Council, won a Made in Scotland and Scottish Arts Award and continues to tour nationally and internationally. In February 2017, they co-produced the symposium Beyond The Binary with The National Theatre of Scotland, discussing trans artists in the digital world and live stream linking to their Brazilian sister company. They bring a world, not a play, connecting to national artists to develop local productions of Queen Jesus as well as it’s original English performance. Both a portuguese and spanish production are currently being produced.

She is the inaugural Creative Development Director of the Nadine George Voice Centre of Voice Studio International, working consistently with Nadine since 1994. Having previously supported the development of the company including the annual workshop programme, development of the teaching accreditation course and the work in the arts and health sector, Susan will now help the Centre to expand it’s operations and bring the work to new audiences.

Susan is Associate Teacher to the Centre for Voice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, from which she graduated with a BA Hons in Directing in 1998.

In 2017/18 she directed and designed EVE by Jo Clifford & Chris Goode for The National Theatre of Scotland performing at the Traverse Theatre and Scottish Tour (Citizens Theatre, Dundee Repertory Theatre, Nairn Festival) with current international venues being secured. She directed The Last Post composed for trumpet, text and electronics (St Magnus International Festival commission and Made in Scotland 2017 award winner), Lysistrata (Kings Theatre), War in America (Old Royal High School, Jo Clifford World Premiere), Threepenny Opera (Kings Theatre) all for The Attic Collective ensemble at Edinburgh Festival & Kings Theatre, The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven (UK Tour & Traverse Theatre Christmas Production 2018), Heroine by Mary Jane Wells (Edinburgh Festival Theatre) and directed and co-created Cleopatra at SESC Palladium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil working with Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra text in Portuguese.

Heroine marks Susan’s third production to receive the Made in Scotland Award, performing at Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and touring internationally thereafter. She is currently developing dance artist Skye Reynolds’ next production having been supported by The Work Room and Citymoves and in 2019 will direct Father working with Italian based writer/performer Francesca Bartellini at the Tron Theatre, Scotland.

Susan delivers voice workshops in many communities and has particularly developed the Nadine George Voice Work to support the transgender community, sign language interpreters and with Lung Ha, an ensemble company for actors with learning and physical disabilities. She works with classic and contemporary texts and delivers voice workshops in Scotland, France, Brazil and Beirut.

Susan Worsfold