Susan Bracken joins the #24HrDub team as an actor. She trained in the US and worked for several years in London. She made her Dublin debut in Jan ’16 playing Tekla in Strindberg’s Creditors with Ronan Leahy, directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks (a #24HrdDub alumni!), followed by Paul Kennedy’s The Best Place for Love, and Goneril to (another #24HrDub family member!) Jonathan White’s King Lear at the O’Reilly Theatre earlier this year.
Favourite London roles include; Liz in the London premiere of Mark O’Rowe’s From Both Hips (Old Red Lion Theatre), TimeOut Critic’s Choice for Allan Swift’s Bodyclock (White Bear Theatre) and Elena in Chekhov’s The Bear (King’s Head Theatre).
Susan loves music and dancing, singing not so much!
Introduce yourself please. You can even describe yourself as your granny would.
A keen maker of New Years Resolutions who loves a challenge, but maybe a bit too chatty…
Have you participated in The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre before? If yes what is your fondest/ most nightmare causing memories? If no what are you looking forward to/ terrified of?
No, but I’m looking forward to meeting lots of great people and the concentrated intensity of the whole thing. Best not to name fears, just face them down and go for it!
When you think back to yourself as a teenager what change in yourself has been most surprising to you as an adult?
I was a dreamer then and surprisingly I still am.
If you could change one thing about theatre in Ireland what would it be? Woah! #Deep
I love the Show in a Bag. I believe more initiatives for actors to tell stories can only be a good thing.
Period Drama or Sci-fi? Why?
I’ve done period drama and love a gorgeous guna, but Sci-fi to me is a more interesting prism to examine ourselves.