Susannah Finzi

Previously a copywriter, project manager,  and technical translator from Portuguese, French and Norwegian, and writer for the stage and screen since 2007.  Since then, a number of my own plays have been produced (see credits, below) and I've translated the work of Nelson Rodrigues, Armando Nascimento Rosa and Michelle Ferreira for performance and/or publication.

London (Greater London)

Represented by Dilia Literary Agency (Prague, Czech Republic) for the translation of 'Blind Eye' , 'Reunited' and 'A Reputation' by Jaroslav Beznoska into Czech. My own translations from Portuguese are published by Oberon Books (Nelson Rodrigues) and Inti Press (Armando Nascimento Rosa).

- A Reputation is performed at the Omnibus Theatre Clapham in July 2024 as a double bill with my translation of Departure - The Woman without Fear by Armando Nascimento Rosa as part of the Viva Portugal celebration of 50 years since the Portuguese revolution.
- my translation of Fernando and his Grandmother by Armando Nascimento Rosa was performaned in India at the Bangalore International Centre in 2023/4 directed by Mayura Baweja.
- Reunited was performed at Guildford Fringe Festival and CornerHOUSE Theatre Surbiton (July 2021)
- my translation of Fernando and his Grandmother by Armando Nascimento Rosa performed at the Out of the Wings Festival at the Omnibus Theatre Clapham. (July 2019)
- The Bottom Line, a political satire, written, produced and directed a CornerHOUSE Theatre Surbiton. (July 2019)
- my translation of All Nudity will be Punished and Forgive me for your Betrayal (from the   Portuguese by Nelson Rodrigues). The Nelson Rodrigues Anthology was published by Oberon Books. (June 2019)
- Baring All - performed over 3 nights as part of a OneActs festival at CornerHOUSE Theatre, Surbiton and at the 60th Woking Drama Festival. (2018)
- Grand Tour - staged reading at Actors and Writers, London. (2018)
- 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" and full production at the Luciole Internal Theatre, Houston, Texas. (2017)
- Blind Eye - 3 week run at Theatre503, Battersea directed by Benet Catty (2014).
- Blind Eye - 3 week run by Lisbon Players (Portugal) directed by Valerie Braddell (2014)
- 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).
- Reunited - Gloucestershire Theatre Association Writing Award and performed at Kings Theatre, Gloucester. (2012)
- Blind Eye - rehearsed reading directed by Benet Catty at the Delfont Rooms, Prince of Wales Theatre, London. (2009)

Film, 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)