Susannah Finzi

A writer for the stage and screen since 2007 and a translator from Portuguese, French, and Norwegian. Previously a communications and risk management consultant.

Current work/recently completed (2018)
- screenplay of Complicity, based on my stage play Blind Eye.
- A Reputation -
a one act play about Antonio Salazar, dictator of Portugal for 40 years.
-
translation of Antigona Gelada (from the Portuguese by Armando Nascimento Rosa).
- translation of Reality (from the Portuguese by Michelle Ferreira).
- translation of All Nudity will be Punished and Forgive me for your Betrayal (from the   Portuguese by Nelson Rodrigues) to be published by Oberon Books 2019.

London (Greater London)



Represented by Dilia Literary Agency (Prague, Czech Republic) for the translation of 'Blind Eye' and 'Reunited' by Jaroslav Beznoska into Czech.

2018: Baring All - performed over 3 nights as part of a OneActs festival at CornerHOUSE Theatre, Surbiton and at the 60th Woking Drama Festival 2018.
2017: Grand Tour - staged reading at Actors and Writers, London.
2017: The Real Mother of Marilyn Monroe (translated from the Portuguese by Armando Nascimento Rosa) - script in hand performance at Cervantes Theatre, London as part of the Out of the Wings "Mostra".
2014: Blind Eye - 4 week run at Theatre503, Battersea directed by Benet Catty.
2014: Blind Eye - 3 week run by Lisbon Players (Portugal) directed by Valerie Braddell.
2012: Come to Where I`m From - monologue commissioned by Paines Plough performed at Chipping Norton Theatre, Oxfordshire and part of the Paines Plough installation at the 2014 London Literary Festival, South Bank.
2012: Cuts! - a staged reading at Kings Theatre, Gloucester, and published by New Theatre Publications (2012).
2012: Reunited - Gloucestershire Theatre Association Writing Award and performed at Kings Theatre, Gloucester.
2009: Blind Eye - rehearsed reading directed by Benet Catty at the Delfont Rooms, Prince of Wales Theatre, London.
Pre-2005 to present: Editor of technical books on systems and translator (from French, Portuguese and Norwegian).

Film, Television, Theatre

"It isn't hiding if no one is looking for him" (Stefan - Blind Eye)

"I didn't just want to be like you, I wanted to be you" (Ed - Reunited)

"I'm not leaving it to chance. I've written the last scene of the Third Act for myself." (Anna - Grand Tour)

"They’ll be rewriting the history. That’s what always happens after a great leader is gone. They’ll publish volumes about what a monster I was. " (Salazar - A Reputation)