actor * writer* director* facilitator
SUE INGLETON: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, PLAYWRIGHT, AUTHOR, FACILITATOR. Member of Actors Equity since 1974.
Sue BEGAN her PROFESSIONAL CAREER in theatre around 1971 as a member of the Australian Performing Group-Collective in Melbourne at the Pram Factory Theatre. Prior to that in earlier days at Melbourne University (B. Architecture) & was awarded the undergrad Murray Sutherland Drama Award. In her final year ‘66, she directed the infamous Architecture Revue. Theatre was then and still is her life's passion, a passion that has extended itself not only into writing, directing & performing but also to teaching and thence to the discovery of shamanic theatre techniques, enhanced by her own training and development which, in time, has led to the training of young actors and non-actors who are searching for their life path.
I co-founded the Women’s Theatre Group, an early initiative of the APG women, which created groundbreaking feminist theatre in the 70's. From there I went to England where I created cabaret shows that toured UK Festivals & European venues. In 1981, 8 months pregnant with my last child I created a world first- Bill Rawlings the pregnant man; there have many imitators since but I was the first. Bill, some 30 years on is still with me in many of my theatrical shows. He encapsulates both the dark side and funny side of the Australian male psyche. My alter ego is Edith Wise, a dominating 88, feisty, funny and uncompromising.
I am the proud and grateful recipient of the Sydney Myer Individual Performing Arts Award, The Gloria’s Award, nomination for the Perrier Award UK, numerous nominations for Best Actor over the years, winner of the R.E. Ross Playwright’s Award and the recipient of many Asialink and Australia Council Grants. Sue has taken her theatre both as performance and teaching to the UK, North America, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Greece, Nth Korea, the Netherlands, Malaysia and all around Australia. She has worked for most major theatre companies, including Belvoir Street, STC, La Boite, MTC. La Mama, The APG, BREC (Bunbury WA), Circa & Downstage, Wellington-NZ.,ICA London, etc. has performed at Adelaide International Festival of Arts, (twice) Montreal Juste Pour Rire, MICF, Festival of Fools- Penzance, and New York International Theatre Fringe Festival. She has written eleven plays and two books. Is a shamanic healer and civil celebrant and runs workshops in these areas.
Sue has dedicated her creative life to fighting for equality for women. She is an Agent of Change- the personal is political and her work has been rewarded and awarded for its innovative, ground -breaking, rule breaking commitment to finding a Truth in our world, a truth which will serve to both heal and to excite audiences at home and abroad. She has never given up on Theatre both as a means to change the world and as a life long passion.
Theatre performance (heavy type indicates Authorship)
FRAILTY writer/ director 2017
THE COMIC STRIPPED Standup Phee Broadway theatre.Castlemaine 2013
Gwen in Purgatory T.Murphy.Belvoir St/La Boite.Dir: Neil Armfield’1 Nom. Best Supp Actress Sydney Theatre Critics Circle
THE FIRST STEP ON A Tram is Hell La Mama. MICF ‘07 S. Ingleton. Bakehouse Theatre, Adelaide 07(Nomin Best Actress ACC). RAV Tour ’08. Castlemaine State Fest
The Mad Woman of Chaillot MTC 07 Giradoux Dir S Phillips
Female of the Species MTC. ’06 by J Murray-Smith. Dir Patrick Nolan Nominated Green Room Award Best Actress
KICK ARSE MICF 2004
WYGIWYS WOW Cafe. New York City. 2002.Chapel Off Chapel 2001, K.L.Malaysia 2002
The Vagina Monologues Valhalla, Sydney. Oct 2001
Victorian Federation, Women Shaping the Nation 2001- Compere
Promise E. Collyier. Castlemaine Festival Play.2001
Yes God is a Man Sydney Opera House Studio 2001.Stand Up with rachel Berger & Christa Hughes
Trelawny of the Wells MTC. Playhouse.& STC Sydney Opera House 2000
After You’ve Gone Dir.Sue.Ingleton Valley Players, Nambucca Heads99
Aunts With Hot Flushes Dir.Sue.Ingleton. Nambucca Heads Theatre ’99, Armidale Arts Theatre, Coffs Harbour Jetty
The Butcher the Baker E.Filar. La mama '97
The Sunday Roast La Mama, Nov 96 .Castlemaine State Festival 97 ;MICF ‘97
The Cheery Soul P White. MTC. Vic Arts Centre ’96 Dir Neil Armfield .
Lady Windemere's Fan Oscar Wilde MTC. Vic Arts Centre.'95.Downstage Theatre Wellington.NZ’97 Nom Best Support Actress.
THE PASSION & its deep connection with lemon delicious pudding. Dir. Kerry Dwyer. Playbox TheatreMay'95
SLICE OF HER LIFE Downstage.Well.NZ ’96; Budinskis Theatre of Exile. Melb Int.Comedy Fest’95; USATour ‘94 . Redfern Town Hall, Sydney.’94;
MYTHTERY Playbox. Theatre ’93. Stables Theatre Sydney. '93, SchoolTours200-2014
Love Child J Murray-Smith Dir Ariette Taylor. Stables Theatre,Sydney '94;Playbox Theatre, Melb.'93
Royal Commission Into the Australian Economy John Clarke.Ross Stevenson Dir Bruce Petty. Belvoir St Sydney '91 & 92. Universal Theatre, Melbourne '91. The Space Theatre, Adelaide'91,'92. Vic Min Arts Country Tour '91 Dir. SueIngleton
NEAR MS'S Dir:K. Dwyer Performance Space Sydney ‘89.Universal Theatre ‘Spoleto '89 Melbourne.Crossroads Theatre '89Sydney.Arts Theatre , Int Adelaide Festival of Arts '90.Araluen Arts Centre'90 Alice Springs.Athenaeum. Melb International Spoleto Festival '92
Don's Party D. Williamson AthenaeumMelb '89 Dir:G.Blundell
Siestas in a Pink Hotel J Claire Sydney Theatre Co .Dir: Robyn Nevin.’88
Pennies Before the Holidays Lyssa Benyon..Universal Th. Dir Roz Horin 88
STRIP JACK NAKED. Edinburgh Festival.'85 : Perrier Award Nomination.; ICA .Theatre. London. N.Z. Tour- Wellington/ Auckland; Juste Pour Rire Festival Montreal '86.Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide
Whore in a Madhouse Fo/Rame Belvoir Street Theatre. Sydney’85
Two Boys Two Girls Belvoir Street Theatre.Sydney
The White Hotel Grant St.Theatre Melb..J.Kemp Adaptation.’83
At The Pram Factory , Australian Performing Group 1971-1979Including Community Theatre Projects, Schools Shows, Workshops. Highlights in Theatre
Back To Bourke Street. APG.Group developed.
The Hills Family Show APG.Victorian Arts Council Tour.'76 Group Devel.
Traitors. Stephen Sewell. APG. dir:K.Dwyer.
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire. Carol Churchill
Red Love Nightshift. Group.
Stasis (APG) worked together 1976-77: all shows group developed
StasisBack Theatre Group developed. Ros de Winter, Suzy Potter. Rob Meldrum, Sue Ingleton, dir Yvonne Marini
Peer Gynt Ibsen .APG Stasis St Marks Hall. Fitzroy
Sylvia Plath Show APG . Stasis Touring
Antony and Cleopatra Shakespeare. APG . Stasis Back Theatre
WYGIWYS WOW CAfe, New York City 2002 Chapel Off Chapel.Melb
Yes, God Is A Man Sydney Opera House Studio. Comedy 2001
Slice of Her Life Downstage Theatre, Wellington; WOW Cafe New York; SunBar Salt Lake City; MIICF, NSW Country tour .
Characters Two The Gap.’88 & The Wharf. STC. Canberra Theatre.
A Chip Off theOldCock Kinselas.Sydney.’84 precursor of Strip Jack Naked
Blood& MilkShow Le Joke. Last Laugh Theatre.Melb.’81
Mother's Courage Comedy Cafe.Melb.’81
FromHereToMaternity Comedy Cafe.Melb.’81
LoveSlickBlooze Melkweg, Amsterdam. The Space & The Space London.
Back To Bourke Street Last Laugh Theatre Restaurant.Melb. Adelaide Int. festival of Arts 77-8
Festivals & Overseas
Armidale womens comedy festival- Armidale, NSW 2000
Global Carnivale Bellingen NSW 99
Women Stand Up Canberra Comedy Festival '93
Near Ms's Adelaide.Int. Fest. Arts ‘90;.Spoleto Fringe’92
Beyond Artistic Interference Spoleto Fringe Festival.'86 Universal,Melb.
Strip Jack Naked Edinburgh Fringe 85 Nom Perrier Award
Love Slick Blooze Melkweg. Amsterdam.Albion Fairs, UK
Theatre Space, CoventGarden. London. Festival of Fools, Penzance.U.K. '80
Back To Bourke Street Adelaide Festival of the Arts.'78
Television & Film including:
The Mystery of the Hansom Cab -ABC; The Smallest Room in the House-ABC; The Bite; Mercury-ABC; Australia You're Standing In It -ABC ; Magic Bag; Halifax ;VIZARD; Money or the Gun; Edens Lost; Skirts.; Neighbours; FILM: Tease; Les Patterson Saves The World; The Clinic; Dimboola; A Place by the Coast; Point of Departure.
Writing andDirecting /Commissions
2017 Frailty- written & directed. La mama, Castlemaine during State festival. Bendigo Capital Season.
2017 Masters of the Royal Goose Game. Young adult fiction. Submission Text Prize.Unpublished
2006 RE Ross Playwrights Award-‘Flower of Malaya’
2003 Director /Dramaturge/facilitator Festival of Healthy Living Eaglehawk (3 schools)
2003 Director/ Dramaturge Bombay to Beijing By Bicycle.Castlemaine State Festival Play
2002 Director/ Dramaturge From Table Mountain to Teluk Intan. New York Fringe Theatre Festival. USA
2002 Director/ Co-writer/Dramaturge Snakeskin with Belle Armstrong, La Mama. Melb.
2002 Director and co writer with Deborah MichaelWoman on the Couch. Actors Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2001 Director and co writer with Lynda Gibson Lynda Its Not Nasty Melb Fringe Festival.
2001 Director & Dramaturge The Mary Project .by Ann Lambert & Laura Mitchell(Canada) la Mama, Melb
2000 Director/ Dramaturg From Table Mountain to Teluk Intan by Shahimah Idris. KualiWorks. Actors Studio. Kuala Lumpur.
1999 Writer/Director. Nambucca Valley Players. ‘After You’ve Gone’.
1997 ABC TV Commission :Comedy series ‘Awful Old People’.
1995 Dramaturged 'Dancing With Angels' by Susie Bromfield for Playworks
1994 Mallacoota Festival of the Southern Oceans, Victoria. Commission to write and direct Community Play. Result : 'Kindred Spirits'
1993 Victorian College of Arts -DramaDir: Queen Christina by Pam Gems.
1993 Victorian College of Arts -Drama. Dir Voycceck Buchner
1992 Directed & Co-Wrote IConnolly, for Gerry Connolly .Victorian Arts Centre: Melbourne Int. Comedy Festival
1991 Royal Commission into Aust economy Dir. Victorian Country Tour Vic Arts.
1991 A Bit of a Post Script Director. & Dramaturge. Sue Ann Post. New Zealand Tour
1989 Circus Oz .Northern Tour. Director and Writer.
GUEST LECTURESHIPS and SEMINARS (in drama, creative writing etc)
02 Workshop Facilitator: New York Fringe Theatre Festival. USA
02 Keynote speaker APPAN. Healing and the Arts Conference. Seoul, SthKorea.
02 Adelaide Festival of Arts: Queen Elizabeth Hospital: Keynote speakeron 'Wellbeing and the Arts' Symposium.
98-00 Nambucca Valley TAFE. Youth at Risk- drama. Creative writingworkshops, Valley Players- director and writer
96-00 NSW Writers Centre. Creative Writing tutor
93-98 Victorian College of the Arts: Drama School. Melbourne Tutor
94 Tour of USA. (see below)
94 Sydney University Architecture School: Seminar 'Film & Architecture'.
93 Resident Artist-Eltham College. Victoria
93 Victorian College of the Arts: Drama School. Melbourne
91 A N P C Conference. Canberra. Actor & Dramaturg
90 Adelaide International Festival of Arts Seminar: 'The One Woman Performance'.-Guest Speaker.
89 Conference On Women's Visibility in Film & Television. Sydney.
88 Australian Film & Television & Radio School. Sydney NSW. Lecturer
Publications: websites Books, Short Stories, PLAYS.
Website www.pramfactory.com History of the Australian Performing Group.
Website : www.sueingleton.com. www.southernlightshamanic.com . www.suzanne.com.au
Mother Love II. ed Debra Adelaide.story: A Letter To Roxane Random House '97
The Passion & its deep connection with lemon delicious pudding Published by Currency Press.1995
Weddings and Wives ed. Dale Spender.- story: The Marriage Tree Published by Penguin 1994.
Sue Ingleton's Almaniac-a woman's guide to domestic insanity. Published by Allen & Unwin.1990
Ink: The Follow Me Short Story Collection- story: GeesePublished by Allen & Unwin. 1990
Memories of Melbourne University ed. Hume Dow. Published by Hutchinson 1983
Australia Council Grants
2000 Devlpt. Travel WIPC Athens Conference
1998 Devlpt. to compile History of the Australian Performing Group (website)
1994 Performing Arts Music workshop on The Passion...
1990 Performing Arts , Creative Develpt Grant for The Passion....
1989 Performing Arts Board, Performance Grant Near Ms's.
1986 Performing Arts Board, Creative Development Grant Near Ms's.
1985 Travel Grant. Edinburgh Festival. Strip Jack Naked.
usa Tour 1994
Performances of 'Slice of Her Life' and Performed Readings .Creative Energy& Writing Workshops Suny University, Buffalo; WOW Cafe New York City; Oklahoma University. Ok. ; University of South West Missouri, Missouri.; Dobama Theatre, Cleveland. Iowa; Jewett TheatreCentre, SUN BAR & Westminster College, Salt Lake City.Utah
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2010Sydney Critics Circle Nom. Best Supp Actress: ‘Gwen in Purgatory’ Tommy Murphy at Belvoir
2007 Nomination Best Female Performer for ‘First Step on a Tram’ Adelaide Critics Award.
2006 Green Room nomination Best Female performer ‘Female of the Species’
2005 Asialink Grant. Malaysia work with Mak Yong womens theatre (shaman/bomohs) Result -Play ‘Flower of Malaya ’(winner of RERoss Playwright's Award)
1997 Nomination Best Supporting Actress Chapman Tripp Awards NZ
1997 Asialink Award -travel and teaching in Malaysia
1997 Gloria Dawn/Gloria Payten Travel Award. for Theatrical Achievement
1993 Vic Green Room Best Actor Nomination for 'Love Child'.
1989 Sydney Myer Individual Performing Arts Award. AUS.
1985 Perrier Award Nomination, Edinburgh Fringe Festival. UK
05 Cert 4 Workplace Training & Assessment.
04 Diploma & authorisation Civil Marriage Celebrant
'02 Passepartout :Performance training,Utrecht,Netherlands
'02 Ascended Masters :Glyph Training
'99 Reiki Level 1&2. Master Lyn Thiery, Siobhan Collie
‘97 Shamanic Training with Gabrielle Roth -USA
‘97 Shamanic Training with Maria Fernandez-Avignon France.
‘97 Chakra Training with Anodea Judith. New York
‘96 QiGong Training. Master Jane Yang
‘95 CHE First Degree. Master S Ross.
‘92 Jean Houston Transpersonal Psychology: Monash University.
‘92-93 Suzy Bowman/Aura & Body work
’91 Past Life/Training with S Harris: The Light Institute, Galisteo
‘88-89 Writing: Fornes Method: J Kemp.
‘78-’79 Voice: Rowena Balos Method(Rob Meldrum) . Mime: Mark Furnaux
‘67 Degree of Bachelor of Architecture. Melbourne University